BUYING GUIDE: Diamond Colour

BUYING GUIDE: Diamond Colour

What is a diamond colour grade?

It sounds almost slightly ironic, but a diamond’s colour actually refers to a diamond’s lack of colour. Simply put, it stands for the grading of the whiteness of a diamond. For example, in white diamonds, the presence of a yellow tint are less rare and will lower the price. Therefore, the less body colour a diamond has, the more rare it is and the more true colour it will reflect, and have a greater value.

The colour grading scale goes from D to Z, where D-E-F represent colorless diamonds, and S-Z represent light yellow to yellow diamonds.

Diamond colour chart

Also remember that the jeweller is not the one grading the diamond. There are standard grading reports done by many agencies around the world. Some are more reliable than others. It’s important to have a jeweller you can trust that will  help you decide what diamond is right for you. If you want to know more about how diamond colours are officially graded, you’re invited to learn more about diamond certification or see the video below.

How to choose the right colour diamond?

Don’t forget – engagement rings are more than just diamonds attached to a ring. They represent your love, your “forever after”, and they should match your partner’s character. I can help you pick the best diamond for your budget, but you’ll do most of the work while I guide you through the process of choosing the most suitable shape »

When you browse the Internet for information about diamond characteristics in engagement rings, you will find that most jewellers talk about 4 Cs as the most descriptive characteristic of a diamond, which determines the overall diamond beauty and sparkle. One of them is diamond colour. However, when choosing the right diamond for your loved one, look beyond these technical aspects and find the right diamond with your heart. Remember – beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Therefore, the engagement ring should be chosen by you, for your loved one, not through a catalogue or a popularity guide.


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Yours truly,