Color is another important factor when choosing a diamond. Diamonds may come with several color such as pink, yellow and blues. However, the most valuable and precious diamond is white diamond, with a clear and sparkle outlook. For some white diamond which contain a bit of yellow or blue tint in the body, the value may decreased depending on how much the tint is.
According to GIA grading standard, white diamonds are graded from the scale of D to Z, with 5 major categories, namely colorless, near colorless, faint color, very light color and light color.
|The differences of D, E and F grade rarely can be detected by untrained eyes
D - F diamonds can only be set in white gold or platinum ring, as yellow gold ring metal influence its colorless property
|Contain traces of color
Grade I and J are pretty common than the higher grades, makes it an affordable purchase with quality diamond
|Yellow traces are now easier to detect through naked eyes|
|Very Light Color||N|
|Yellow traces are easily seen with naked eyes|
|Too much color for a white diamond.
Definitely not recommended
Which color grade should I choose
While a high grade diamonds are very appealing and attractive, but often it is very rare and expensive to purchase one. Besides budget, ring setting and diamond shape may also influence your decision, as it will affect the overall looks of a ring. That being said, for some ring shape, you may not need to buy a higher grade diamond to appear equally dazzling.
|White Gold / Platinum setting||Yellow Gold Setting|
|Round Cut diamond||H - J||K - M|
|Princess, Asscher, Emerald Cut diamond||G - I||J - K|
|Marquise, Oval, Pear, Heart Cut diamond||F - H||I - J|