Each and every diamond comes into a wide variety of colors when they are unearthed and still in their rough form. While a colored diamond is also beautiful, the term of diamond color actually refers to the lack of color that is present with the diamond. Which means that the lesser body color of a diamond has, the higher the prices will be.

The reason why a colorless diamond fetch a high price than a colored diamond is because of the way they interacts with light. A pure, colorless diamond without any chemical impurities allows the light to reflect through the diamond without any hue, which makes it become as clear as morning dew in spring. That is why colorless diamond always fetches a high price for its superiority in reflecting clear lights, which made GIA to create a standardized color scale to determine a diamond???s color.

GIA Standardized Color Scale in General

GIA is an acronym for Gemology Institute of America, which is the governing body that set the standards of the gem evaluation that is used throughout the world even on this day. For a diamond color, GIA sets s standard from D to Z, where each and every diamonds that falls into this category are considered white, although they may vary in color tint.

  1. Grade S-Z are considered as Light Color, where it has deep tint of yellow or brown within the diamond.
  2. Grade N-R are considered as Very Light Color, where they can be seen as having light tone of yellow or brown within the diamond.
  3. Grade K, L, & M are considered as Faint Color, where the faint yellow or brown tint within the diamond will be best suited to be matched with yellow gold fittings for the warm color they exhibited. This kind of diamond can fetch almost half of the price of Near Colorless Diamond.
  4. Grade G, H, I, & J are considered as Near Colorless, where the traces of tint within the diamond is almost transparent, thus best suited for platinum or white gold fitting.
  5. Grade D, E, & F are considered as Colorless, where diamond with this grade should only be fitted in white gold or platinum. You will need expert gemologist to determine the real grade between D, E, and F diamonds, which they look very similar to each other to the untrained eyes.