Colour of the diamond, is the second most important factor after carat size, as it has a more significant impact on its appearance. It is known that diamond closest to colourless, with better light absorption, has an optimum visible sparkle.
D colour being the highest colour grade. Extremely rare, as such command the highest price.
E – F both near to colourless. They can be detected, side by side by expert gemologist. Relatively cheaper option compared to D colour.
G – H slight trace of colour detectable, only when comparing side by side with higher grade diamond. Excellent value for money in price.
I – J usually detectable from naked eyes with slight warmth colour. Common in the market where prices and discount are much attractive.
K – Z as the yellow intensity increases, prices escalate as the diamond are much more brilliance and with fire. Such fancy diamonds are known as yellow diamond.
The colour grade range from F & G, are close to colourless. These are better value diamonds, as there are more discount, compared to D colour.
Diamond of lower colour grade such as H, I, J with fluorescence tends to look whiter. If you are deciding for a wedding proposal ring, with a priority on carat size. Consider the option of of H, I, J with medium blue fluorescence, this balance the light yellow in the diamond.
Right Diamond Colour for Setting
The fact that, colour of diamonds with one level grade difference are difficult to tell, unless comparing them next to each. The setting of the jewellery affect the colour of your diamond too. If you are a person, who preferred rose gold or natural white gold for your wedding engagement ring. The colour of your diamond might not be as colourless as you thought, because the based of the ring is yellowish.
Knowing that your are getting a diamond on a lower grade colour. You might consider to customized it with a natural or yellow gold ring setting. This would further intense the diamond colour, to yellow diamond shade, as some preferred to have a warmer look on their jewellery. What’s your choice? Or do you prefer other colour shade like coloured gemstone?