According to diamond experts, the color of the stone is the second most crucial characteristic that judges the quality of the diamond. In fact, it is claimed that the cut of the diamond is noticed first and then the color. However, most professional buyers and reviewers consider this statement to be false because one cannot trust the statement of a group whose main business is to sell diamonds. A particular review and notification which has been approved by a number of professionals is that it is almost impossible for people to tell the difference of a diamond color grade from one another.
The aforementioned fact about diamond cut before color can be preposterous considering the fact that the human eye doesn’t bounce off from one aspect of the diamond to another. The diamonds are an organically whole stone and it is possible for the buyer to judge or take notice of anything before the other. The normal eyes mostly perceive a balance of several characteristics and factors which are seen to also include the 4C quality. Some dispute this by saying that the diamond experts might be stating that out of all the important characteristics and factors which are there for diamond description, the color of the diamond comes second in influencing the mind. However, even this statement isn’t true. To understand this better, it is best to know how to differ between the several shapes of a diamond.
The different arrangements of facets or the different diamond shapes have a large effect on as to how much of the light is being captured by the diamond. If the importance of the color in case of different diamond shapes had to be calculated in a grading of 1 to 10 with the quality rising with the amount of the numbers, the following lines provide information on which is good and which is comparatively less good. The best ones are cushion and radiant shapes at 8, the heart, pear, marquise and oval shapes come at 7, the Asscher and Emerald get a rating of 6, Princess gets a rating of 5 and the Rounds take 3. As mentioned before, higher the rating, better the color quality.
Most of the diamond buyers go for the round shaped ones but the truth behind the shape is that if a J or I colored diamond is showed to any individual except the professional who deals with it, most of them are going to believe that the diamond is colorless. These are the loose categories of diamonds which means that the things get tougher as the quality improves. Hence, if the user sets the diamond with gold setting, then it is possible ad easy to go below the grades and go for anywhere between the K, L or M color as that saves the price and the diamond still ends up looking spectacular. The platinum engagement rings and even white gold is seen to mask the color of the diamond in a good way.
For most of the shapes and especially for the round ones, the color of the diamond is quite relative attribute. This means that the I-grade color diamond is only going to look like I color grade until and unless it is compared with another diamond which has a higher color. This is the way that most professional gemologists and diamond merchants grade the color of their diamond placing the diamond which has to be graded along with the master diamond that they use for grading all diamonds. This is to be understood because the coloring of the diamond is never possible until and unless it is compared with another one.
This means that if the bride to be doesn’t has a plan to keep a sample of the diamond colors or even a master diamond then there is nothing to worry about whole going for a lower grade diamond. However, this can become an issue when the user is selecting a ring which has side diamonds or a different multiple stone ring. Matching the side diamonds with the stone in the center can be a good thing or go for darker colored ones as they can easily accentuate the color of the stone in the center.
Some last ditch recommendations are mentioned for diamond color. For platinum or white gold, going for an H or J can make one pay for a diamond which won’t be appreciated. Moreover, in asscher, emerald and princess it is best to go for colors between G and I and F – H for all others. For yellow gold choices, it is best to go for K-M for the round shaped ones as the yellow gold absorbs the color of the diamond, for Asscher, emerald and princess go for J-K and for all others go for I-J.