Thursday, February 26, 2009

Third C " The Color"

Color refers to the degree to which a diamond is colorless.

Diamonds can be found in many colors, however white-colored or colorless diamonds remain the most popular.Diamonds are graded on a color scale which ranges from D (colorless) to Z. Warmer colored diamonds (K–Z) are particularly desirable when set in yellow gold. Icy winter white colored diamonds (D–J) look stunning set in white gold or platinum. Color differences are very subtle and it is very difficult to see the difference between an E and an F, for example. Therefore, colors are graded under controlled lighting conditions and are compared to a master set for accuracy. Truly colorless stones, graded D are treasured for their rarity. Color, however, is subjective. The Incomparable, one of the world's most beautiful diamonds, contains hints of brown, smokey amber and champagne colors. Nature has also created diamonds in shades of blue, green, yellow, orange, and pink. Red is the rarest of all. These diamonds are called ‘coloured fancies’ and are extremely rare and highly treasured.

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