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What is Color?



What is Color?


Although diamonds can be found in nearly every color of the rainbow, a pure white diamond is one of the most prized and expensive. The absence of color is considered pure white. Most all diamonds mined have traces of yellow and brown. Rare diamonds come in other colors such as red, green, and blue. The famous Hope Diamond is blue.

The color scale designated by GIA starts at “D” for the whitest grade, then descends through the alphabet as the stone becomes more and more yellow.

Although whiter diamonds are generally more expensive, those with traces of yellow or light brown body color can sometimes give the stone a warmer appearance. When choosing a diamond, let your eyes tell you which color is the most appealing. If you feel a G-color diamond is more beautiful than the E-color you are comparing it to at twice the price, don’t be influenced to purchase the whiter gem just because the certificate is more impressive.

Wishing you a brilliant day!
Diamond Mike Watson


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