Color

The Best Color Is No Color

colorscale
The best color is no color. Diamonds allow light to be reflected and dispersed as a rainbow of color. The light dispersion has no effect on the technical grading of color.


The absolute finest colorless stone carries a D rating, descending through the alphabet to Z, designating a diamond of light yellow or brown. These gradations are so minute and precise that discerning a single grade (even by an expert) under less than ideal laboratory conditions is virtually impossible.


It is often surprising to learn that diamonds also occur by rare accidents of nature in shades of pink, blue, green, amber or even red. These rare occurring colors are referred to as fancies and are evaluated by a different set of color standards.

Color scale courtesy of the GIA.

The 4 C's

  • Cut Cut
    How your diamond reflects light  
    The cut of a diamond refers to its proportions or its ability to reflect light. Of the 4C’s, the cut is the aspect most directly influenced by man....
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  • Color Color
    The Best Color Is No Color
    The best color is no color. Diamonds allow light to be reflected and dispersed as a rainbow of color. The light dispersion has no effect on the technical grading of...
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  • Clarity Clarity
    Nature’s Fingerprint
    Almost all diamonds contain very tiny natural birthmarks know as inclusions. To determine a diamond’s clarity an expert views it under powerful magnification. The fewer...
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  • Carat-Weight Carat-Weight
    Weight Determines Size The weight of a diamond is expressed in carats. The word carat originated from the carob tree or Ceratonia siliqua. The tiny seeds of this tree are well known for uniformity and...
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