The most desirable diamonds are colorless because their unique optical properties
act as a prism and reflect all of the colors of the rainbow back to your eye. While
the majority of gem diamonds appear to be colorless, others can contain increasing
shades of yellow to brown, some of which are referred to as champagne diamonds.
The more color a diamond has the more it will act as a filter that diminishes the
brilliant reflections of light, known as fire.
Other diamonds of exceptional color such as red, blue, green, pink and amber are
known as “Fancies.” The color grading scale varies from totally colorless to light
color tinted. The difference between one grade and its neighbor is very subtle.
Experts never try to remember color, they use master diamonds of known color for
The experts at Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange can help you choose the stone that
is right for you. Visit the store to speak with one of our certified diamond experts
today or view our inventory online.