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What is the GIA Diamond Color Chart?

GIA Diamond Color Chart

The diamond color chart is a way for diamond graders to communicate to you the amount of color found in a particular diamond. It’s also a way for you to determine which diamond out is of a higher quality, especially if you don’t have the stone in front of you. The chart looks like this:

Rare Carat Diamond Color Guide showing Colorless (D, E, F) Near-Colorless (G, H, I, J) and Very Faint Yellow (K, L, M) color range

Perfectly colorless diamonds fall in the D-F bracket or range, near colorless in G-J, and so on down the line.

Because diamonds are mostly valued for their lack of color, the closer the diamond sits to ‘colorless’ on this scale, the pricier. If you want a great diamond but don’t like the idea of your kids still living at home at the age of 45 because you blew all their college money on diamonds, you need to visit our page on diamond color immediately and find out all you can about it.

Pick a diamond color range for more details:

D Color Diamonds

E Color Diamonds

F Color Diamonds

G Color Diamonds

H Color Diamonds

I Color Diamonds

J Color Diamonds

K Color Diamonds

Dr. Rian Mulcahy
Rian is officially a Diamond PhD - just ping us if you’d like to read her fascinating 200-page thesis, titled Facets of Value: An Investigation into the Formation of Worth in the Diamond Market. She has consulted various firms all along the pipeline, from the rough diamond market to the recycled diamond industry. She holds an MA in Globalisation and Development from University College Cork and a PhD in the Sociology of Diamond Valuation from the London School of Economics.