Diamond Grading – Color

Color: Good Color is no Color

The best color for a diamond is no color. A totally colorless diamond acts as a prism, allowing light to pass effortlessly through the diamond and be transformed into rainbows of color.

Colorless Near Colorless Faint Yellow Very Light Yellow Light Yellow


Color grading scale ranges from totally colorless to light yellow. The differences between one grade and another are very subtle, as can be seen by the number of grades within one category. Refer to the diagram entitled “Color Grading Scale.” The D-graded diamond is colorless and demands a higher price than a stone that is near colorless or yellow diamond. A G- or H-graded diamond is a good color compromise.

Cut - Color - Clarity - Carat

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