What Is Diamond Color?

Every diamond has a unique degree of color, even though they may appear colorless at first glance. One of the Four C’s, diamond color refers to the amount of yellow or brown hues in a colorless diamond. The Diamond Color Chart gives each individual stone a diamond color rating, and determines the quality and price of the stone. The scale begins at the letter D (completely colorless) and ranks to Z (more yellow). This chart is not to be confused with colored diamonds, or diamonds that have shades of pink, blue etc. All D-Z diamonds are considered to be white diamonds.

What Diamond Color Is Right For You?

While diamond color is considered the second most important factor to diamond quality, you don’t need a perfect “D” grade diamond to still have a colorless look. Often the coloring of a diamond between a G-J can be very slight.  Watch the video to learn more about what color ranking is the best choice for your ring.

Diamond Color Chart

Additional Resources

The 4C’s include diamond color, cut, clarity and carat

Diamond Cut Chart

Diamond Clarity Chart

Diamond Carat Chart

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