Color Scale

The color of a diamond actually refers to lack of color or the whiteness of the diamond. Coloring of a diamond can occur when other elements or differing pressures interfere with the development of the stone. The scale for rating the color of a diamond starts with the letter D, for completely colorless diamonds, and going up to Z, for diamonds with a distinct tint that is plainly visible. Aside from the diamond itself, the other important consideration when it comes to color is the setting. A standard gold setting will show tint in even a colorless diamond, whereas these precious gems are truly brilliant in either white gold or platinum. Alternatively, a slightly tinted diamond might look whiter when set into a yellow gold setting.