Let’s do something fun in today’s blog post.
I often get asked questions like “Do you think a H color in a diamond is good enough?” , “What is the general consensus on buying diamonds in the colorless range?”, “Does the general public perceive color or hues in diamonds easily”?
Multi-Colored Flashes of Light Within Diamond
It all boils down to one thing: How well do you see colors? In diamond grading, the differences between 1 grade is usually minute and it takes a trained eye to immediately discern between 2 diamonds. For example, if we compare 2 well cut diamonds of G and H side by side with similar carat sizes, I can tell you that 90% of the people can’t tell a difference in the face up view.
Ultimately, the choice of color should be up to your individual tastes as you will be the one wearing the piece of jewelry. And can you really perceive the nuances of color changes?
Here’s a fun and simple 5 minutes test that you can do.
Here’s my first attempt and I scored a perfect score of 0.
Yep, I personally have a color sensitive eye and this is one of the tests that I can do with ease. If you had done the tests too, feel free to leave a comment below with your score. I would really love to see how our readers fare.
The truth is, even with a trained eye, I can’t tell the differences between a mounted D colored and a F colored diamond immediately. Until I can scrutinize a little closer and inspect the stones under the correct lighting conditions, these minute differences won’t be obvious.
You see, this is what really happens in the practical world. Most people on the streets probably glance at your jewelry and most can’t tell the differences between 1 or 2 color grades. You don’t have fret too much or get too obsessed in buying diamonds with the best specifications. Sometimes, the premium paid might not necessary translate into something that people can appreciate.
Here’s more food for thought… Would you get a bigger carat diamond at the expense of lower color? Or, would you rather get a diamond with higher clarity and sacrifice color?
I would love to hear your opinions and how you would place your priorities on these factors. Do drop a comment and let me know!