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The term ‘colour’ when used to refer to white diamonds is somewhat misleading as these diamonds are essentially colourless. In this context ‘colour’ is perhaps more accurately understood if we think of ‘colour’ as referring to a white diamond’s tint or shade.
Of course, if you would like a piece of diamond jewellery featuring a coloured diamond such as yellow, green or pink, known as a fancy colour diamond, our experienced diamond sourcing team can help. Simply call us on 0161 233 9977 to discuss your requirements.
The rarest and most expensive diamonds are those in the range D-F that are colourless, followed by G-H that are white and then I-J that are slightly yellow tinted. It can be difficult to tell the difference between a diamond in the colourless range and the near colourless range using the naked eye. This is particularly true after the diamond has been set within the ring itself.
At Steven Stone we provide diamonds in colour ranges D-F and G-H, not at levels I-J.
The colour of the diamond can have a dramatic effect on the price of the stone. With diamond colour, this is predominantly due to the rarity of colourless diamonds compared with those lower down in the scale.
It can be difficult to tell the difference between a diamond in the colourless range and the near colourless range using the naked eye. This is particularly true after the diamond has been set within the ring itself.
Those diamonds further down the scale, particularly within the light yellow and yellow ranges, do have a noticeable yellow colour to them, even to the naked and untrained eye.
Another characteristic that does not affect the colour grade of a diamond but is worth keeping in mind is diamond fluorescence. When choosing a diamond, you should always look for a fluorescence of either none or faint. Medium, Strong and Very Strong fluorescence can make some diamonds appear to have a slightly blue or milky white tint in strong sunlight or under an ultraviolet light.
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