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Diamond Color – One of the Four C’s

Four attributes determine the price of a diamond:  Clarity, Color, Cut, and Carat. The famous Four C’s. One of the first things most people learn about diamonds is that not all diamonds are created equal. In fact, every diamond is unique. Diamonds come in many sizes, shapes, colors, and with various internal characteristics.


Diamond Color Actually Means Lack of Color

Diamond ColorDiamond color is all about what you can’t see. Diamonds are valued by how closely they approach colorlessness – the less color, the higher their value. (The exception to this is fancy color diamonds, such as canary yellow.)  Most diamonds found in jewelry stores run from colorless to near-colorless, with slight hints of yellow or brown.

Grading A Diamond

The scale for grading diamond color begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues with increasing presence of color to the letter Z. D is colorless and very rare. D-E-F grades, which are whiter on the diamond color scale, are priced at a premium. G-H-I grades are an excellent option as they do not appear yellow and are more reasonably priced.

“D is colorless and very rare and carries a steep premium
so what color to choose so that the diamond does not look yellow?
G and H diamonds are a good choice”

Find Your Perfect Diamond

David and Don Herrington, your professional jewelers at Pyramid, have trained eyes and the equipment to show you the subtleties of color difference in diamonds. For 32 years they have been helping customers chose the right diamonds for rings, pendants and earrings. They can help you find the perfect stone for your taste, fashion and budget.
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