- Introduction 101
- Which Diamonds
The Diamond 4C's
The diamond color is evaluated based on the absence of color. The hues are limitless, as they can range from pure crystal clear, to warm earthy tones of champagne and cognac, to the rarest tints of pinks, blues, greens, and everything in between.
The color distinctions are often subtle that they are invisible to the untrained eye; however, these distinctions can make a very big difference in diamond quality and price.
|D||Absolute Colorless - The highest color grade. Extremely rare.|
|E-F||Colorless - Very slight trace of color only detectable by gemology expert. Rare and costly.|
|G-H||Near Colorless - Very slight trace of color. Still great color quality and excellent value|
|I-J||Near Colorless - Slightly noticeable warm tones. Exceptional value.|
|FANCY||Beyond D-Z color scale are considered Fancy in which shades of yellow, pink, blues, and more are noticeable. Some hues are the most rare of all diamonds.|