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Diamond Colors According To The Diamond Color Chart
The GIA diamond color scale is the leading industry standard of diamond color grading. Before this was the standard, other color grading scales used A, B and C, so GIA started their scale at D to avoid confusion.
There are six categories on the GIA diamond chart, with color grades that range from absolutely colorless to light in color. Diamonds rated D are the most devoid of color and very rare, whereas G color diamonds and H color diamonds are near colorless, and since they’re priced lower they are excellent value diamonds. The more you move down the color chart, the lower the color grade is, and the more noticeable the light yellow hue becomes.
D Color Diamonds (Absolutely Colorless)
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D Color Diamonds (Absolutely Colorless)
D color diamond is the highest grade and is extremely rare—the highest color grade that money can buy. Eight percent of customers choose a D color diamond.
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Diamond Color Buying Tips
If you're looking to buy fine diamond jewelry such as an engagement ring, it's important to understand how diamond color affects price. Here are a few buying tips and things to know about diamond color.
DIAMOND COLOR IS THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR
NEAR COLORLESS DIAMONDS ARE THE BEST VALUE
DIAMOND SHAPE, SIZE AND RING METALS MATTER
Shop Avenue Joaillerie Diamonds By Color Grade
Avenue Joaillerie offers only Colorless and Near-Colorless diamonds to assure that any natural color present is typically undetectable to the naked eye. We offer:
D-F Color Diamonds (Highest Quality)
Near Colorless Diamonds
G-H Color Diamonds (Best Value)
I-J Color Diamonds (Great with Yellow Gold)
White Diamonds Vs. Colored Diamonds
When is color a good thing? When it refers to the rainbow spectrum of colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, purple, and more – that diamonds come in. These are known as Colored Diamonds. Only one in every 10,000 diamonds possess natural color, and the more intense the color, the more rare and valuable the diamond. Colored Diamonds are graded on a separate diamond color scale and can be even more valuable than white diamonds.
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Next: Diamond Clarity
Diamond clarity is the assessment of small imperfections on the surface and internally. The surface flaws are called blemishes, and internal defects are known as inclusions. These tiny, natural blemishes and inclusions are microscopic and do not affect a diamond’s beauty in any way. Diamonds with the least and smallest inclusions receive the highest clarity grades.
Clarity is one of the 4Cs of diamond grading and quality. Diamond clarity is the least important factor when choosing to buy a diamond because most diamonds have blemishes and small inclusions that are microscopic, unable to be seen with an untrained or unaided eye.
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Diamond Types According To The GIA Clarity Grading Scale
In 1953, Richard T. Liddicoat and colleagues established the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) diamond grading system and clarity scale. The GIA diamond grading scale is divided into six categories and eleven diamond clarity grades. On the diamond clarity scale, also commonly referred to as the diamond grading chart, the complete list of diamond grading categories and clarity grades are listed below:
Flawless (FL) Diamonds
I3-I2 I1 SI VS VVS IF FL
Flawless (FL) Diamonds
Inclusions and blemishes aren’t visible on flawless diamonds, even under 10x magnification. Less than 1% of all diamonds are FL clarity. A flawless diamond is incredibly rare because it's nearly impossible to find a diamond 100% free of inclusions. Six percent of customers buy FL diamonds.
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All AvenueJoaillerie colored diamonds are independently analyzed and graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), which is among the most respected laboratories in the diamond industry. Each diamond is accompanied by a colored diamond identification and origin report. This authoritative report lists the diamond's specifications including its color grade, and ensures its natural origin.
Setting Colored Diamonds
When choosing a setting for a colored diamond, it is best to choose a setting material that will enhance the natural color of your diamond. For example, yellow diamonds are often set in yellow gold, while pink diamonds look best when set in rose gold. If you have questions about the best setting for your colored diamond, please call our Diamond and Jewelry Consultants at +994507010003 for more information.
Find The Perfect Gift At Avenue Joaillerie
At Avenue Joaillerie it is our mission to take the mystery out of your purchase by offering only the finest quality fine jewelry available, along with expert guidance and education. Our jewelry is crafted with superior materials and inspected against exceptional quality standards.
Whether an everyday pair or an opulent collector’s piece, earrings are essential to a jewelry collection. Use our easy guide to determine what style you’re looking for; then explore our meticulously selected assortment to find everything from timeless diamond or pearl studs to fashionable hoops to gorgeous, feminine drop earring styles.
Fashionable gift, romantic gesture or special occasion, necklaces are a timeless addition to a jewelry collection. Learn about different styles and how to choose the right length in our necklace buying guide, then shop for brilliant diamond pendants, classic pearl strands, rainbow-hued gemstones and more in our outstanding collection.
From classic to on-trend, our timeless bracelet collection offers styles to fit every occasion. Explore our quick guide to learn about varied styles, then shop for diamond tennis bracelets, classic pearls, colorful gemstones, gold bangles and more.
Earrings: Education & Buying Tips
Earrings make the perfect gift because they are always the right fit. The most basic jewelry wardrobe piece, she may leave the house without a bracelet, but she's almost always wearing earrings.
Most earring styles go with anything, adding style to anything she wears. The wide variety of earring types, sizes, and prices available makes it easy to find the perfect pair for a gift. She'll remember you every time she wears them.
Because they're small, stud earrings are easy to wear. They go as easily with a cocktail dress as they do with jeans. You'll find a variety of styles in Cultured Pearl Earrings, Diamond Earrings and Gemstone Earrings, or use our Build Your Own Earrings® feature.
Platinum, gold, or silver hoops give a feminine touch, and precious metals go with anything. For added sparkle, choose a pair with diamonds. Prices start at around $45 for silver hoops.
Drop earrings are made to dangle below their setting. Swaying with movement, they can add an elegant touch. Pearl, diamond, and gemstone drop earrings are available in various settings.
Earrings As Gifts
Diamond studs are the perfect gift for an important occasion. If she is more fashionable and follows the trends, give her princess-cut diamond studs, but if she dresses in classic styles, give round diamond studs or cultured pearl studs.
Even if she has several pairs of earrings already, she'll love to add a pair of beautiful hoop earrings to her rotation. Most women have a preference of the color of precious metals they wear, so look at her other jewelry to see what she prefers.
If studs and hoops are too predictable, silver earrings are available in a variety of fashionable styles. Other earring styles include colorful gemstone or lively dangling designs.