Colorless Diamonds

Colorless diamonds are the ones that would fall in the GIA scale at the letters of D, E & F. Colorless diamonds are among the most rare with less than 1% of the diamonds that make it out of the earth being D or E. What constitutes a colorless diamond, however, is not so much how that stone looks face up in a ring (of course the diamond is going to be "white"), but what really makes a diamond colorless is how it looks when it's observed face down against a flat white background. A colorless diamond will still be white against the flat white background. Here are the letters D, E and F alongside each other.


Here is a D alongside an E. Note that there isn't any drastic difference between the two. In real world observation the color difference is this minute as well. D & E colors represent less than 1% of diamonds that make it into engagement rings.

Here are the colorimeter results of these 2 diamonds.


Here is a D alongside an E. Note that there isn't any drastic difference between the two. In real world observation the color difference is this minute as well. D & E colors represent less than 1% of diamonds that make it into engagement rings.



As we progress further on in this section of "color", I will show you some comparisons between the "D" next to the other letters on the color scale. Please proceed to "Near Colorless".