Diamond color grading picture for WHITE Diamonds
Color refers to a diamond's lack of color, grading the whiteness of a diamond.
A color grade of D is the highest possible, while Z is the lowest.
Color manifests itself in a diamond as a very pale yellow. This is why a diamond's color grade is based on its lack of color. The less color a diamond has, the higher its color grade. Color is generally considered one of most important characteristic when selecting a diamond. This is because the human eye tends to detect a diamond's sparkle (light travel within the diamond) and color first
FANCY colored Diamonds
The formation of natural color diamonds is a process that requires the presence of not only the naturally occurring formula for all diamonds, but also the presence of additional trace elements and distortions to the typical diamond crystal. If an element interacts with the carbon atoms during diamond creation, the diamond’s color can change. Only one in every 10,000 diamonds possesses natural color and is referred to as a Natural Fancy color diamond. For this reason, fancy color diamonds are bought exclusively for the intensity and distribution of the diamond's color (You want the color to be distributed evenly throughout the Diamond without patches with less or no color). Other aspects considered when purchasing a white or colorless diamond, such as cut, shape and clarity, are less important when purchasing a Colored diamond.
Color intensity, the deepness or richness of color, is the most important factor when purchasing a fancy color diamond. The more intense the color, the rarer and more valuable the diamond will be. Fancy color diamonds are graded in order of increasing intensity from Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Dark, and Fancy Deep.
The most expensive are the rarest colors: Reds, Greens, Blues and Pinks. Yellow and Cognac (Browns) are the most purchased Colored Diamonds. The Blacks are the least expensive ones. In Super Large sizes Colored Diamonds are given names, like the Famous Hope Diamond which was Blue.
All of our Diamond Violet fancy color diamonds possess natural color and are never exposed to artificial coloring techniques such as dyeing or irradiation. All our Diamonds are accompanied by GIA, EGL USA or other reputable laboratories, which check for artificial techniques.