Diamonds come in a variety of colors including rose, pink, yellow, brown, blue, red, etc. Colored diamonds are very rare, hence they are also expensive. However, the most commonly found diamonds are colorless diamonds or white diamonds, as some people call them. Even though these diamonds are called colorless, they will have a slight tint of other colors in them. Purely colorless diamonds are very rare and are worth a great fortune.
Color is an important factor that decides the value of diamonds. The color of a diamond will be graded based on a scale that ranges from D to Z. Diamonds that have the grade D will be close to colorless and those with Z grade will have a visible tint inside them. But this tint is not enough for them to be considered as colored diamonds.
The intensity of tint present in the diamonds will increase when it moves through the grades D to Z. Hence, these grades are generally classified as follows:
Diamonds that fall in grades D, E and F are considered as colorless. It means that these stones will not have any tint or color that is visible to the naked eye or when the stone is examined under magnification. The D grade is the highest among them that is close to the colorless range. However, the difference between D, E and F may not be easily visible and only a trained professional will be able to spot the difference between them.
It includes the grades G, H, I and J. These diamonds will barely have any color at all. The color found on such stones will not be identifiable to the naked eyes. The stones that fall in this range are common than colorless diamonds, hence they are less expensive than them.
Grades under this category include K, L, and M. It will have a faint color that can be noticed by the naked eye. Some people choose these stones for price advantage.
Very Light/Light Tint
It includes the diamonds that have been assigned a grade of N-Z and will have a very noticeable brown or yellow coloring.
Other Color Considerations
There are some other factors that will affect the color of diamonds. This includes the clarity of the stone, it’s setting on the ring, etc. For example, some ring settings will allow more light to enter the stone, thereby making it shine more, whereas some other settings will limit the amount of light entering the stone.
A bezel ring is an example of such a setting where only a less amount of light will enter the stone. Bezel diamond ring will cover the stone more with the metal, hence the light will not be able to enter the stones when compared to some other settings. Therefore, if you want to add more brilliance to your stone, go for prong setting, but if the safety of your stone is on your mind then the bezel ring is the perfect choice for you.