The Diamond Colour Chart
When grading the colour of the diamond, jewellery experts will use the Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) colour scale to determine the colour.
This scale will show the progress of colour in the diamond as you move further down, with D being colourless and Z being light yellow to brown.
The colour chart grades are as follows:
D, E, F - These are the highest colour grades, which means it has almost no colour. These diamonds are the rarest and will be significantly more
expensive than other colour grades.
G, H, I, J - These grades are classed as near colourless, with G being the best grade of the range. While there may be slight hints of colour,
they’ll be near impossible to see with the naked eye. This range of diamonds is considered the best value for money.
K, L, M- Diamonds in this range will have a faint yellow tint that can be seen with the naked eye.
While K will be the best colour to choose from this range, it’s recommended not to set any of these diamonds in white gold
or platinum as it’ll show the colour more. Instead, opt for a yellow gold setting which will give it a warm, vintage look.
N, O, P, Q, R - Diamonds in this range have a noticeably yellow or brown tint and have a much lower price point than any of the grades above.
These diamonds won’t sparkle as much as others and are not diamonds that we recommend or sell.
S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z - Diamonds in the S-Z range will have a strong yellow or brown tint to them that will make the diamond look dull and muddy.
Again, these are not diamonds that we recommend or sell.