The Four Cs: Color

Color is a word we use in reference to the clearness to each stone. This color is not to be mistaken with actual colored diamonds, which are more rare and expensive than white diamonds. Color in white diamonds is caused by an increase in nitrogen gas in the formation of the crystal.

The color scale that we use is the standard GIA scale ranging from D to Z. D is considered to be perfectly clear, without color, and Z is an awful yellow color I never wish to see. The scale is broken up into segments D-F is "colorless", G-J is "near colorless" and K-M is faint yellow. Customers that want a color past M should look into Fancy Yellow or Champagne colored diamonds.

Color is important in determining the crystalline appearance of your stone--people like to see nice clear stones.