Natural Color Diamonds are miracles of nature. Each is unique, formed deep within the earth millions of years ago. Renowned for their beauty, rarity and sophistication, Natural Color Diamonds are sought after by the world’s most discriminating connoisseurs, collectors and investors. We invite you learn more about these magnificent gems:
The Color Spectrum
- Diamonds come in a wide range of colors, from white or colorless to black, including the most important colors: yellow, pink, blue, green and red.
- Since 1954, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has graded colorless or white diamonds from D (colorless) to Z (a light yellow or brownish shade).
- In the mid-1970s the GIA created a color grading system for colored diamonds. This grading system does not rely on letters of the alphabet, but on descriptive language indicating the amount of color saturation in the diamond.
- In the mid-1990s the GIA enhanced its color grading system, resulting in increased awareness and value of all Fancy Color Diamonds.