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The Diamond Color Grading Guide
The colors of diamonds:
diamond color grading of a diamond is one of few elements that affects its price.
The diamond color grading scale of Diamonds starts from D to Z (D E F G .... etc) and is
used to identify the amount of color in each diamond.
(The letters A, B & C are
not in use at the diamond color grading scale).
The exact diamond color is determined by a
professional gemologist such as our gemologists at Rothem Collection that have
years of diamond color grading experience, day by day.
The most colorless
diamond color grading of a diamond is determined by the letter "D", while the most
colorful diamond grading is determined by the letter "Z".
At the basics, "D" color which is the most colorless grading
in the scale, gives the diamond
the most high value, while "Z" grading gives the diamond the most lowest value,
but not always:
Sometimes "Fancy" color diamonds which are very rare like fancy yellow, Fancy
blue, fancy pink (devided also to fancy vivid and fancy intense) etc.. are more expensive than the D color since their color is so intense
what gives them an extremely high price such as the "D" color and even more.
Usually people are looking to buy diamonds graded between
D color to G color.
H, I & J colors, are considerable as White color which is nearly colorless that
still looks very white to the naked eye, and their price is significantly much
lower than the most colorless "D" color.
For a certain budget, as low as you go further on the color grading scale
(towards Z), The diamond's value goes down so you can afford yourself a better
clarity or a bigger carat weight diamond and vice versa.
We, at Rothem Collection, offer you all the color range of Diamonds & Diamonds
Jewelry ranging from D to Z. The most popular items you will find at Rothem
Collection are ranging from D to G colors which are the most demandable today.
If you have any special desire for a rare
a rare color of a diamond or gemstone which does not
appear in our site, you are more than welcome to
contact us and we shall gladly fulfill your request.
For our buyers convenience, we divided the entire colors scale to five main
categories as shown below.
Diamond in Color D, E & F meaning Colorless. (The most expensive).
Diamond in Color G, H, I & J meaning nearly colorless. (The most affordable,
popular & demandable).
Diamond in Color K, L, & M meaning faintly tinted, usually yellow. (Less wanted,
the price goes lower).
Diamond in Color N, O, P, Q & R meaning lightly tinted, usually yellow. (Even
less wanted, very low price).
Diamond in Color S, T, U, V, W, X, Y & Z meaning Tinted, usually dark yellow, may
progress to dark brown.