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What Are The Different Colors Of Diamonds

We have always believed that colorless and white diamonds are the best when compared to all others. These are considered to be m...

We have always believed that colorless and white diamonds are the best when compared to all others. These are considered to be more expensive when compared to other types of diamond. There could be many diamonds which could look colorless, but when you have a closer look at it, you will find that they have tones of brown and yellow. You should try and understand more about the gradation being followed by GIA or Gemological Institute of America. This grading institute starts from D (which is total colorless) to Z (heavily tinted). The grading difference is very subtle and it would not be possible for us to identify the same without using these grading systems with the above of materials and other such helps. If you look around the grades you will find that only those diamonds which are N and above would have colors which would be visible to the naked eye. Even those with K as the grading might look quite colorless and therefore you must do your research and then buy the right one.

They Come In All Shades

When we talk about naturally colored chocolate diamonds, you have to be aware that they come in all shades which we see in the rainbow. If you do your research and look at some of the colors you will come across many choices. It could range from blue, pink, yellow, brown, blue, green, orange and red. However, you must bear in mind that yellow is the most common and naturally occurring in the diamond market. The rarer ones are blue, red and green and pink. There are some reports that suggest that pink diamonds are almost extinct and from 2020 the only pink diamonds you may see with some big names or in museums. 

The Importance Of Cut

When we talk about cut, we are referring to the four important Cs as far as diamond buying is concerned. The four are cut, clarity, carat and color. When we talk about cut we are referring to finish, symmetry and polishing of the diamonds. The cuts determine the brilliance and intensity of a diamond. A diamond that is well cut should have the right proportion, polish and symmetry. Hence, these types of diamonds are quite expensive. Well cut diamonds are always sold at a premium when compared to uncut diamonds which are sold at big discounts. The depth and width of the cut could also impact the way in which light travels in the diamond and how it looks in terms of brilliance.

The Importance Of Color

CLARITY Diamond Clarity : The clarity of a diamond is gauged using the differentiators below. With clarity, the types of diamond are gauged depending on the quantity and visibility of flaws.

IF (Internally Flawless) - The external flaws can be removed by further polishing.

VVS1 - VVS2 (Very Very Slightly Included) - Only an expert can detect flaws with a 10X microscope. By definition, if an expert can see a flaw from the top of the diamond, it is a VVS2. If the expert can only detect flaws while viewing the bottom of the stone, then it is a VVS1.

VVS1 clarity diamonds do not have any internal black marks. Then they also fall in the "No Dosham" or "No Black" category.

VS1 - VS2 (Very Slightly Included) - Flaws are visible with a 10X microscope, but it is not obvious (takes more than 10 seconds to identify the flaws).

SI1 - SI2 (Slightly Included) - Flaws are readily visible with a 10X microscope.

I1 - I3 (Included) - Flaws are eminently visible and can be found with the naked eye.
Size is the most visible factor that determines the value of all diamond types. The price of the diamond rises exponentially depending on its size.

By definition, 1 carat is 200 milligram. Since most diamonds sold in the market weigh less than 1 carat, the carat is usually subdivided into "points". There are 100 points in a single carat. So, a diamond weighing 3/4 carat would be a "75 point diamond".

1 carat = 200 milligrams = 100 points.

Carat weight is not a factor that denotes diamond quality. While some of the other quality metrics have more bearing in the quality of specific types of diamonds, carat merely denotes the size of a diamond, by its weight. Diamonds of 0.50 - 0.75 carat are very popular for their size and value. Large diamonds are rarer to find in mines than small ones and thus large diamond types are much more valuable.

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