Whether you want to believe it or not is up to you, but diamonds definitely vary in color. There are different options to choose from. Some diamonds are perfectly clear and some diamonds are near clear, some diamonds have a faint tint, some diamonds have very light colors, and some diamonds have clearly visible color.
This is known as the diamond color grading scale. It was put together many years ago and diamond experts and jewelers from across the world use this scale to grade various diamond colors. We’ll look at it greater detail right now.
Diamonds Graded D through F: Colorless
When diamonds fall on the colorless portion of the diamond scale, you know that you are looking at something completely special. You are looking at one of the more rare diamonds in the world, which is why it is so much more expensive than other options.
Buying a rare diamond is totally worth it if you have the money, but it will cost you a pretty penny. If you’re buying a diamond as part of an engagement ring, it certainly couldn’t hurt to buy a colorless diamond. Your fiancé will be the talk of the town when everybody sees her amazing diamond ring.
Diamonds Graded G through J: Near Colorless
The near colorless diamond range is an excellent range for your particular diamond to be in if you’re interested in buying it. It’s not completely colorless, which means it’s going to cost less than the grades mentioned above, but the color is so slight and hardly visible that the average person will not be able to see it with their naked eye. They need some type of magnification device in order to recognize the colors in diamonds on this particular range of the scale.
Diamonds Graded K through M: Faint Color
Diamonds that make up a faint color fall in this range for a very specific reason. It is certainly now possible to recognize the color within the diamonds, but this is a very appealing diamond nonetheless for many people looking to buy a beautiful stones without spending a small fortune. In fact, this range in the diamond scale consisting of diamonds K, L, and M are actually the most popular choices currently available today.
Diamonds Graded N through R: Very Light Color
At this point on the diamond color scale, anything that falls under this range will have a clearly noticeable color. Most people tend to avoid diamonds on this portion of the scale because the colors are bright enough that they are noticeable and it makes the diamonds look dirty and unclear. Many people do not like this particular look for their diamonds so they avoid them.
Diamonds Graded S through Z: Light Color
Diamonds on this portion of the color scale certainly consist of the most color out of every diamond mentioned today. This might seem hard to believe, but these diamonds are actually a little popular and certainly more popular than very light color diamonds. People buy them because they think it’s cool and interesting to have a yellow or brown colored diamond.