Diamond Learning Center
Cut : Color : Clarity
: Clarity Enhacement : Carat
Weight : Certification : Caring
: Diamond Shapes
The color of a diamond depends on the quantity and nature of trace elements
within the stone and how these elements originated. Most commercially available
diamonds range in color from colorless to pale yellowish. There are other colors
of diamonds known as "fancy diamonds" which can be pink, blue, green,
yellow, brown and even black.
The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) provides a letter
scale in which diamonds are graded based on their color. The following diagram
illustrates the range of color grades:
NOTE: The colors on this
chart are for demostration purposes only. Since all monitors display colors
diferrently, what you see on this chart may not represent the exact color grade.
Diamonds that are graded in the D-F range are
the rarest and consequently most valuable. In reality, diamonds in the G-K range
have such a small amount of color that the untrained eye can not see it and
as such offer a great value. In order to provide our customers with the finest
possible selection of inventory, you will not find any diamonds rated below
P in color on the web site. Fancy color diamonds are available in their own
section and do not follow the letter grading conventions in the chart above.
This characteristic of a diamond causes a slight blue glow when the stone is
exposed to intense, direct ultraviolet light. This type of light can typically
be found in nightclubs. A small amount of ultraviolet light comes directly from
the sun.There are differing opinions on fluorescence and whether to avoid it
or not. We believe it comes down to a matter of personal taste and does not
affect the value of the diamond.