What is the color scale for diamond grading?

What is the color scale for diamond grading?

GIA's color-grading scale for diamonds is the industry standard. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues with increasing presence of color to the letter Z, or light yellow or brown. Each letter grade has a clearly defined range of color appearance.

What does color grade mean for diamonds?

Diamond color is the hue of a diamond based on the GIA diamond color scale, which grades the diamond's color on a spectrum of D (colorless) to Z (light yellow hue). The absence of color is what determines both its grade and value, as well as has a significant impact on its appearance.

Is H Diamond too yellow?

H color diamonds are part of the “near-colorless” area of the GIA's color scale. This means that they appear almost totally colorless when they're viewed with the naked eye, but could show a slight yellow tint when they're viewed under magnification by an expert gemologist.

How much is a 1 carat s1 diamond?

Price of 1 Carat Diamonds The price of a 1 carat diamond is between $1,300 and $16,500, depending on factors such as the diamond's cut quality, clarity, color and shape.

How much is a 1/4 ct diamond worth?

A well-cut (or well-proportioned) 1 carat, round diamond that properly aligns its facets to maximize brilliance should be 6.

Are all Tiffany diamonds ideal cut?

All Tiffany diamonds are masterfully cut to maximize brilliance. There are three diamond cuts used to craft every diamond shape: brilliant cut, step cut and mixed cut.