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What Diamond Color Grade Should You Buy?

November 12, 2017

What Diamond Color Grade Should You Buy?



Finding the best diamond color grade can be rather tricky, as this can bring in front a smaller or higher price depending on the situation. That’s why you have to identify the right way to purchase a diamond based on its color grade. Here you have some great ideas and tips to help you make the purchase process faster and more convenient.


Identify your preferences and how color-sensitive you are


The colorless diamonds (D-F) are priced at a higher premium, but these exude the utmost quality and offer you a tremendous value for your money. If you have an untrained eye, then opting for the near-colorless range (G-I) can still be a great idea. Here’s where you can get the best value for your money. Plus, the differences are not that huge, unless you want purity, in which case the colorless diamonds are offering a better deal.


A thing to keep in mind here is that the grades from J onward have a hint of yellow. In case you are a color adverse person, you may want to stay away from this type of models. It’s easier, more interesting and certainly one of the best options out there,


If you view the diamond top-down, the body color is not prevalent. Plus, if the diamond is cut properly, the scintillation and its brilliance will be able to mask the body color pretty well, which is a rather nice thing to have.


How can you make the right pick?


It’s important to note that most US and European consumers opt for the near-colorless range diamonds. However, the Asian market is more focused on the colorless diamonds. In case you don’t know what the recipient wants, a safe bet would be the colorless to the near-colorless range, which is F and G. You have to understand that no one can tell the difference between the colorless and near colorless diamonds most of the time. You need specialized equipment for that. That’s why opting for lower color grades is better, because you get to have better pricing!


A thing to keep in mind here is that yellow tint can indeed appear for some diamonds at times, but you don’t have to worry about that. However, you can mask this possible issue when you choose a yellow gold setting. Identifying the imperfection will be a lot harder this way. Not only that, but the results are pretty much the same, so it all comes down to finding creative means to overcome this minor issue!


It’s not that hard to pick the diamond color grade, it all comes down to the person you want to gift it to and your budget. But don’t be discouraged if you can’t afford a colorless grade diamond, the near-colorless models are just as good for the untrained eye, yet a lot more expensive. Granted, the place you live in may dictate a specific preference, but at the end of the day, you are free to select the right option according to your budget and expectations!

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