The Best Color
The best color you can choose for a diamond is “colorless”. When a diamond is totally devoid of color, it will act as a prism which allows the maximum of light to pass though, resulting in a virtual rainbow of brilliant color. Diamonds found in nature range from colorless to slightly yellow, to brown. The color grading system uses the letters in the alphabet ranging from “D” – which stands for the most colorless, therefore the most valuable, all the way to “Z” which has the most color within the normal range. A diamond’s color is best determined by having your jeweler show it to you under controlled lighting and comparing it to the Gemological Institute of America’s scale, which is based on a set of diamonds in the known colors.