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What Is Diamond Color? 

Diamond color is one of the four C's (cut, carat weight, color, and clarity) that determine a diamond's quality and value. The color of a diamond refers to the presence or absence of color in a diamond. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has established a color-grading system that ranges from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown). The more colorless a diamond is, the more valuable and rare it is considered to be. These diamonds are graded as D, E, and F on the GIA's color scale. Diamonds graded G, H, I, and J are considered to be near-colorless, and have very little color that is hardly visible to the naked eye. Diamonds graded K, L, and M have a faint yellow or brown hue that is visible to the naked eye. Diamonds graded N through Z have a noticeable yellow or brown hue. This is thought to be caused by internal graining resulting from structural irregularities, often in combination with an impurity like nitrogen.

At Magdalene Pivoine, we recommend only the best grade colors for our customers, with the selection of colorless diamonds ranging from D to F or near colorless (G-J upon request). While higher grade colors (K and above) may be more affordable, the presence of yellow tint may detract from the overall diamond brilliance.

diamond color chart