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    Diamond Colour Grades Explained

    Because it is a feature that is visible to the naked eye, the colour of a diamond is widely considered the second most important characteristic to think about when making a diamond purchase.

     

     

    The first thing you should understand about a diamond’s colour grade is that it is determined according to how much or how little colour is present in a diamond. The less colour a diamond has, the higher its appointed colour grade and the greater its value.

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    The colour of a diamond is generally regarded as the second most significant characteristic of a diamond because, after the diamond’s brilliance, the colour is the next feature that is most visible and noticeable to the naked eye.

    At Diamond Exchange, you can shop in confidence knowing that all the diamonds we offer are colour-graded D to J, and so are all colourless or near-colourless.

    Diamond colour

    Colour Grades

    D

    Diamonds are completely colourless and extremely rare. This is the highest colour grade.

    E – F

    Diamonds are still colourless to the naked eye, and only a trained gemmologist would be able to detect colour. 

    G – H

    Diamonds are near-colourless, and colour is difficult to detect with the naked eye. While not completely colourless, diamonds in this grade are of excellent value.

    I – J

    Diamonds are near-colourless, and colour can be detected slightly with the naked eye. While not completely colourless, diamonds in this grade are of very good value.

    K – M

    Diamonds have noticeable colour that can be detected with the naked eye. Diamond Exchange does not carry diamonds of this colour grade.  

    N - Z

    Diamonds have strong noticeable colour that can be easily detected. Diamond Exchange does not carry diamonds of this colour grade.

     

    Should you have any further questions, simply fill in our contact form and a highly trained Diamond Exchange consultant will be in touch with you within three business days. For more urgent requests, please call 1300 929 888 or email us at sales@diamondexchange.com.au

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