Updated: Jan 17
Pink, Blue, Yellow, or Colourless - What’s your diamond color?
We have grown up often watching or listening to the fact that diamonds are colorless with hues of yellow, or pale yellow to them. Out of the 4C’s of diamonds, color is the second most important deciding factor, whether to purchase that type of diamond or not. The closer to colorless a white diamond is, the rarer and more valuable it becomes. But with recent celebrity endorsements and features of colored diamonds with hues of pink, yellow, or blue, colored diamonds have won the hearts of many people. It has changed the long-grown perception of only purchasing colorless or near-colorless diamonds.
Colored Diamonds are everybody’s new favorite. With changing fashion and lifestyle trends, people are exploring themselves and want to bring a change in their looks. Yellow or brownish hues are the most common ones. These hues are sometimes not even visible to the naked eye. However, pink and blue tints are highly apparent and often attract customers.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has an official color grading system. Through this system, diamonds are graded by color alphabetically from D to Z, where D is colorless and Z is heavily tinted. The range follows a particular pattern, where D to F are colorless, G to J are nearly colorless and K to M are faintly colored. And everything after the range of M has visible tints.
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Colour & Size.
The visibility of a diamond’s color depends on the size of the diamond. The larger the diamond, the more evident the color. An ideal way to measure a diamond is in millimeters. As diamonds are purchased on the basis of a carat weight (standard unit of measurement) it is best to define their size in millimeters in order to determine their surface size and length-to-width- ratio.