Let???s get right to the point and talk about the bottom line:

For a white gold ring: H-J

Paying for a color higher than H means you???re paying for something only a pro jeweler cares about or able to see. (Even the jewelry needs a loupe to see it.)


For a yellow gold ring: K-M

The yellow color tint of the ring will reflect on the diamond???s color in any case, so any diamond will look somewhat yellowish, even if its color is higher than K.



3 key facts to know about diamond color


1) What is diamond color?

Color is the result of impurities or structural defects in the diamond that cause the coloration. Diamonds can become in a variety of colors??? gray, white, blue, yellow, orange, red, green, pink, to purple, brown, and even black.
A pure diamond is perfectly transparent and colorless.
The transparent AKA ???white diamonds??? are the ones you see exist only in movies, TV shows and mass other media.



2) How important is diamond color?

OWe believe that out of the 4C???s, color is the least important. You need to understand that the diamond grading system was created as a tool for pro jewelers and not for consumers. Pro jewelers use loupes and special equipment to asses a diamond???s color, while you and chosen oneyour gal will most probably assess the color using only your eyes. Unless you???re willing to overpay for a feature you can really appreciate, color should be the first thing you stop worrying aboutto compromise on.


3) How does color grading applyies to the average guy who just wants to make her is loved one happy?

The easiest way for consumers to asses diamond color is in 3 groups:


Group #1: Colorless
(Diamonds with D, E and F grades)
This group is really expert level only. Most people will not be able to notice the difference in color, so for the average guy this is a luxury with very little practical benefits.



Group #2: Near Colorless
(Diamonds with G, H, I and J grades)
This group is relevant only if you???re getting a white gold/platinum ring setting.
All of the diamonds in this group look great to the naked-eye, so don???t think of a G- coloured diamond as a champion and J -coloured diamond as a failure.
Feel free to compromise on G color in favor of J color if it means a bigger diamond of and a better cut.



Group #3: Faint Yellow
(Diamonds with K, L, and M grades)
This group is best for yellow gold ring settings.
Why? Because a yellow gold setting will make give any diamond look faint a yellow tint. Do try to stick with K coloured diamonds as L and M coloured diamonds do look slightly yellowish to the naked eye.
The colour difference is best spotted looking at the diamond???s side- view.
The good news is that Pave and Bezel ring settings surround the centre stone with tiny diamonds or precious metal by that hidinge the diamond???s side and making the colour differences even harder to spot.



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Based in New York, we are a team of jewelry experts with a single goal: To make your diamond purchase process about making her happy.