White Colored or Colorless Diamonds
The most traditional and popular color associated with the Diamond is white, or colorless, and is strongly favored as a popular gem in jewelry. However, the white colored, or, colorless, diamond is categorised into the following: Colorless, Nearly colorless, Faintly tinted (usually yellow), Lightly tinted (usually yellow) and Tinted (usually yellow but may progress to brownish). The scale and grades for colorless diamonds goes from 'D' (colorless) to 'Z' (dark yellow). The less color, the more expensive.
Famous White Diamonds
The most famous White diamonds in the world include:
- In 1701 the white, or colorless, Regent diamond discovered by a slave in the Parteal Mines on the Kistna River
- In 1880 the white, or colorless Porter Rhodes Diamond came from the claim of Mr. Porter-Rhodes in the Kimberly Mine
- In 1895 the Jubilee Diamond, a white, cushion-shaped diamond, was found in the Jagersfontein Mine
- In 1968/68 the movie star Elizabeth Taylor became the owner of the famous Krupp diamond and then the Taylor-Burton diamond
- Other names of Famous White Diamonds are the Cullinan I (aka the Star of Africa), Cullinan II, Centenary, Lesotho Promise, Jubilee, Millennium Star, La Luna, Orlov (aka Orloff) (Near White), Jacob, Moon, Paragon, Premier Rose, Queen of Holland, Great Brazilian, Niarchos, Jonker, Al-Nader, Taj-i-Mah, Edna Star, Rojtman, Cartier, Koh-i-Noor, Uncle Sam Diamond
The Color Scale or Grade for White or Colorless Diamonds
The scale or grade for colorless diamonds goes from 'D' (colorless - most expensive) to 'Z' (dark yellow - cheapest).