While there are differences in colour between D, E, and F diamonds, they can be detected only by a gemologist in side by side comparisons, and rarely by the untrained eye.
D-F diamonds should only be set in white gold / platinum. Yellow gold reflects colour, negating the diamond's colourless effect.
While containing traces of colour, G-J diamonds are suitable for a platinum or white gold setting, which would normally betray any hint of colour in a diamond.
Because I-J diamonds are more common than the higher grades, they tend to be a great value. An I-J diamond may retail for half the price of a D diamond. Within the G-J range, price tends to increase 10-20% between each diamond grade.
Beginning with K diamonds, colour (usually a yellow tint) is more easily detected by the naked eye.
Set in yellow gold, these warm colored diamonds appeal to some, and are an exceptional value. Others will feel they have too much colour. Due to its perceptible colour tint, a K diamond is often half the price of a G diamond.
Very Light Colour
Diamonds in the N-R colour range have an easily seen yellow or brown tint, but are much less expensive than higher grades.
G & J does not carry diamonds in this color range. If you desire a diamond in this range, request a price quote using the custom diamond search.
For almost all customers, S-Z diamonds have too much colour for a white diamond.
G & J does not carry diamonds in this colour range. If you desire a diamond in this range, request a price quote using the custom diamond search.