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 comparison.
The experts at Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange and CGDE Inc. can help you choose the stone that is right for you.