Diamond engagement rings are ladies’ best friends. These rings signify and formalize agreements for future weddings. And for ladies, having their men ask their hands in marriage is one of the best moments in their lives.
Traditionally, it is the guy who goes to the store to shop around for the right engagement ring for his lady. Getting one is really difficult as there are lots of varieties, styles, and designs available. Furthermore, upon closer inspection of a diamond, one would see that it has a slight hue to it. That tint constitutes a part of the four C’s—clarity, carat weight, cut, and color—that determine the quality of a diamond. In this writing, we will talk about the last C, which is color.
A majority of diamonds are not really colorless. The hue comes from impurities that are molecularly embedded in the carbon that makes up the diamond. However, it is the pure colorless diamonds, normally called white diamonds, which all other colors are judged against.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has formulated an official guideline to determine the true color of a diamond. The hue of a candidate diamond is compared to the color of a few control stones, which are pre-selected to a specific colour.
The diamond that is to be graded must be a loose stone. This means it should not be affixed onto the metal since the metal can impact the natural tint. of the stone. Next, the candidate diamond is put table-down, pavilion-up beside the control stone. It is then viewed and analyzed with a 10X loupe. A lettering system from D to Z is then used to classify the color of the diamond, with D being given to rare, absolutely colorless diamonds.
* D to F – colorless or white
* G to J – almost colorless
* K to M – tinted in a faint yellow hue
* N to R – lightly tinted in a yellow hue. The color can be seen by the human eye, even without technical grading equipment
* S to Z – moderately tinted, progressing to brown. The color is visible even when the diamond is installed on the band.
Consult with a skilled jeweler to help you choose the ideal engagement ring and diamond earrings with the correct diamond color.