Diamonds can come in all shades of different colors, with white being the most common. In regards to white diamonds the term “color” can be misleading because they are graded based on their lack of color – less is more. The ideal white diamond is clear to the point of being colorless or near colorless. Most diamonds can appear white but still include trace amounts of yellow or brown color. The presence of yellow and brown color is the result of chemical impurities found within the diamond. The differences in color from “D” (colorless) to “Z” (saturated) provide a slight or big difference in the overall color of the diamond.
At D. Diamante, the color of a particular diamond is determined by measuring it against authenticated color master diamonds. Each diamond is then color graded on a precise scale ranging from “D” (colorless) to “Z” (saturated). Typically, the closer the diamond is to colorless, the greater value the diamond will have. The color grades are as follows: