When we talk about “colour” in a white diamond; remember, we are actually referring to the “lack of colour” or “how colourless” the diamond is. The more the “colourless” the diamond, the more valuable it is.
It is easy to mistake the “sparkle” of a diamond to the “colour”. As we go lower down the colour scale, you will notice a yellow tinge in the diamond. But a high colour does not mean that the diamond will be necessarily sparkly. The sparkle in a diamond is determined by the cut of the diamond (go to Cut to read more about this aspect). A high colour does add value to your diamond due to its rarity factor.
While we recommend D – F colour diamonds, we do tailor solutions to the needs of the client.
It is important that clarity is not considered in exclusivity. Rather, all the 4C’s of the diamond must be considered together. In evaluating the best diamond to suit your requirements, it is advisable to make an appointment with us. We will explain the quality factors of a diamond (the 4C’s) and will recommend the best quality mix to suit your budget.
D (Exceptional White +)
The Exceptional White (+) diamond with a grade of D is the rarest of the diamond colour range. The diamond will be completely colourless. This makes it the most valuable.
E (Exceptional White)
The Exceptional White diamond with a grade of E is also very rare. The difference between D and E is hard to detect when compared. This diamond is graded colourless. This also makes it very valuable.
F (Rare White +)
The Rare White + diamond is the third highest colour graded diamond achievable. It is graded F as the diamond is colourless when viewed through the crown (top down).
G (Rare White)
The Rare White is a fine alternative to the top three colour grades. this colour still makes for an outstanding diamond. This grade is colourless when viewed through the crown.
The White coloured diamond is a great starting point if you are buying a diamond on a budget. It has a small noticeable colour difference when compared to the top 4 colour grades.
I (Slightly Tinted)
The colour I is slightly coloured and is another good diamond if you are on a tight budget.