of a diamond depends on the quantity and nature of trace
elements within the stone and how these elements originated.
Most commercially available diamonds range in color from
colorless to pale yellowish. There are other colors of diamonds
known as "fancy diamonds" which can be pink, blue,
green, yellow, brown and even black.
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and EGL (European
Gemological Laboratory) provides a letter scale in which
diamonds are graded based on their color. The following
diagram illustrates the range of color grades:
The colors on this chart are for demostration purposes only.
Since all monitors display colors diferrently, what you
see on this chart may not represent the exact color grade.
Design won't carry anything bellow J color stones.
call us at 800-453-0501 for more detail.
that are graded in the D-F range are the rarest and consequently
most valuable. In reality, diamonds in the G-J range have
such a small amount of color that the untrained eye can
not see it and as such offer a great value. In order to
provide our customers with the finest possible selection
of inventory, you will not find any diamonds rated below
J in color on the web site. Fancy color diamonds are available
in their own section and do not follow the letter grading
conventions in the chart above.
This characteristic of a diamond causes a slight blue glow
when the stone is exposed to intense, direct ultraviolet
light. This type of light can typically be found in nightclubs.
A small amount of ultraviolet light comes directly from
the sun.There are differing opinions on fluorescence and
whether to avoid it or not.