When most people think of diamonds, they immediately think of something that's utterly pure and white, but there's a huge range in the hues of diamonds available, with prices that vary depending on how colourless they are.
In case you're wondering, a D colour graded diamond is the most colourless and scintillating kind you can get. Before the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) came up with the current scale, many gemologists were using variants of A, B and C to class their diamonds. It was decided that starting this new scale with those letters could confuse, so D became the starting point to avoid any association with earlier grading systems.
With Diamond Rocks, you can select your own stone on our design your own ring page to match your budget, while our prices are significantly less expensive as you're dealing directly with the manufacturer, so browse the website to find the perfect diamond for your ring.
You can use the slider below to see the different colours on the grading scale.
Although the scale goes from D to Z, at Diamond Rocks, we specialise in D to J colour diamonds, giving you the choice of totally colourless to slightly tinted. If you'd like a diamond with a K rating or below, we can source that for you and help you find a way to show it off in the best possible light. The guide below may help you further to make your diamond selection.
D, E and F diamonds are very rare and constitute less than one per cent of the total mined, so they can prove to be more expensive.
G and H diamonds can prove to be a great alternative and any hue is virtually invisible to the naked eye, so they will still dazzle anyone who admires your ring.
I and J grade diamonds come with a slight tint, but setting them on a white metal can help reduce that effect.
GIA also provide a fantastic video guide which you can see below.