Color of Diamonds
Diamonds occur in every color of the rainbow, although the normal range used in jewelry varies from colorless to light yellow or light brown. Diamonds with distinct tints other than those of the normal range are classified as fancy colors. Color grading usually involves determining where a diamonds color lies within a certain range. Because colorless diamonds are rarest among those in the normal range, the nearer to colorless the higher the grade will be. At Orin diamond jewerlers, our gemologists and jewelers use a certified set of master comparison diamonds to evaluate every diamond we present to you.
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The individual grades given on the above chart represent extremely subtle differences in the color of a diamond from one grade to the next, and it is very difficult to distinguish between these differences if you do not have a trained eye.
That is why we are proud to have an Accredited Gem Lab from the prestigious American Gem Society. Orin's gemologists and jewelers grade every diamond with the same amount of care as if they were purchasing it for themselves. Whether it's for a diamond wedding ring or diamond fashion jewelry we will help you choose.