The Diamond 4 C's: Colour

The value of white diamonds is closely tied to their ability to exhibit colourlessness. While diamonds are primarily composed of carbon, they also contain minute amounts of other elements that contribute to the presence of colour tints such as yellow, grey, and brown. The less colour present in a diamond, the higher its value.

However, it's important to note that there are exceptions to this rule, specifically with Fancy Colour diamonds that fall outside the traditional colour range. Fancy colour diamonds, such as vibrant pinks and blues, possess their own unique appeal, due to their extreme rarity and high value. 


D to Z Coloured Diamonds
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The colour-grading scale developed by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is widely recognised as the industry standard for diamonds. This scale starts with the letter D, representing the highest grade of colourlessness, and progresses through the alphabet to the letter Z, which signifies light yellow or brown hues. Each letter grade within the scale corresponds to a specific range of color appearance.


Diamond colour grading scale
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To determine the colour grade of a diamond (Four C's: clarity, caratcut and colour), it is carefully compared to a set of standard "master" diamonds of known colour under controlled lighting conditions and precise viewing parameters. This meticulous evaluation process ensures accurate and consistent colour grading, allowing for reliable comparisons between diamonds.

GIA's colour-grading scale provides a standardised framework for assessing and communicating the colour characteristics of diamonds in the industry.


Different Coloured Diamonds
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While some colour distinctions in diamonds may be imperceptible to the untrained eye, these subtle variations have a significant impact on both the quality and price of the diamond.

Even though the differences may appear minor, the slightest variation in colour can greatly affect the overall quality and value of a diamond.

The ability to discern these subtle colour differences requires expertise and trained observation. These distinctions are crucial when it comes to Layla Kaisi Collection assessing the best option for your preferences and budget.