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Diamond Color

Diamond clarity refers to the assessment of a diamond's internal and external characteristics, often referred to as "inclusions" and "blemishes," respectively. These characteristics can affect a diamond's overall beauty, transparency, and value. The diamond clarity grading system is a standardized way of categorizing and communicating the presence and visibility of these imperfections in a diamond.


Here's an overview of the diamond clarity grading system:

  •  **D (Colorless)**: Diamonds in the D color category are considered colorless. These diamonds are extremely rare and are free from any noticeable body color. They are highly valued for their exceptional clarity and brilliance.

  •  **E (Colorless)**: E-grade diamonds are also considered colorless and have nearly no visible body color. They are very highly valued for their purity and brightness.

  •  **F (Colorless)**: F-grade diamonds are virtually colorless, with only minute traces of color that are typically undetectable to the naked eye. They are considered very high quality.


  • **G (Near Colorless)**: G-grade diamonds are in the near-colorless category. They may exhibit a slight hint of color, but it is generally difficult to detect without a trained eye and when comparing to higher-graded diamonds.


  • **H (Near Colorless)**: H-grade diamonds are also considered near-colorless. They may show a slight hint of color, but this is usually only visible when compared to colorless or higher-graded diamonds.


  • **I (Near Colorless)**: I-grade diamonds fall within the near-colorless range. They may have a slightly more noticeable hint of color than G and H diamonds but are still a good choice for those who want to balance quality and budget.


  • **J (Near Colorless)**: J-grade diamonds are near colorless but may exhibit a slight yellowish or brownish tint, especially in larger stones. This tint may become noticeable to the naked eye in larger diamond sizes.


  • **K-Z (Faint to Light)**: Diamonds in this range are referred to as faint or light. They exhibit visible hints of yellow or brown color. The intensity of color becomes more pronounced as you move from K toward Z. These diamonds are typically less expensive than those in the near-colorless and colorless ranges.

diamond color chart

It's important to note that the diamond color grading is performed in a controlled lighting environment, and the presence of color is assessed face-down through the pavilion of the diamond. In everyday viewing conditions, many diamonds in the G-H-I range appear colorless or near colorless, making them a popular choice for engagement rings and other jewelry.Ultimately, the choice of diamond color depends on personal preferences, budget, and the overall aesthetic you desire for your diamond.

Fancy Color Diamond Color Grade

  • Fancy Light: This grade is used for diamonds with a noticeable but relatively pale color. These diamonds may still exhibit attractive colors but lack the intensity seen in higher grades.

  • Fancy: Fancy-grade diamonds display a more noticeable and vivid color compared to Fancy Light. The intensity of the color is what sets them apart, making them more valuable and desirable.

  • Fancy Intense: Fancy Intense diamonds have a strong and concentrated color that is striking and captivating. They are more vivid and valuable than Fancy-grade diamonds.

  • Fancy Vivid: These diamonds are exceptionally rare and are characterized by a highly saturated, deep, and vibrant color. Fancy Vivid diamonds are among the most valuable and sought-after of all fancy color diamonds.

  • Fancy Deep: Fancy Deep diamonds exhibit a rich and dark color, often appearing intense or almost opaque. These diamonds are highly valuable and can be quite rare.

fancy diamond color
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