Diamond color grading is based on the G.I.A. letter grading system which starts at D (colorless) and goes through Z (very tinted) and extends into “fancy” colors that are very saturated in color. Diamonds can be colored yellow, grey, brown, or rarer colors such as pink, green, and blue.

For most people, the whiter or more colorless the diamond, the better. Whiter diamonds display a brighter brilliance than “off” colors and all else being similar are therefore more desirable. High colors are rarer than lower colors and are higher price than lower colors as a result.

Every person sees color differently, so it’s essential to see the diamond in person and compare it to other stones of different colors to be sure you are making the best choice for your diamond ring.

To Learn more about Diamond Color, view GIA’s 4C Guide here.


For additional information or help in choosing the perfect diamond, call now to speak to one of the Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry Design diamond experts at (847) 733-0656.