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What is Diamond Color ? The Essential 4 C's

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Most diamonds contain some amount of nitrogen that affects their color. These small variations in color influence the rarity and the value of the diamond. Color grades range from "D" being colorless to "Z" being quite yellow. Diamonds graded D, E, or F command the highest prices. Colorless:  D, E, or F Near Colorless: G, H, I, or J Very Slight Yellow Color: K, L, or M Slight Yellow Color: N, O, P, Q, or R Quite Yellow Color:  S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, or Z  GIA's diamond color-grading scale is the industry’s most widely accepted grading system....

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The Facts on Diamond Cuts and Shapes

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The term cut refers to the facets and their proportions on the surface of the diamond. Diamonds should always be cut for beauty, not weight. Properly cut the diamond reflects more light and brilliance. There are many measurements that go into the cutting of a diamond to maximize the refraction of light. Facets must be cut at exact angles relative to one another; the top and bottom halves of the stone should have the proper depth relative to one another; the flat surface on top must be correct size, relative to the overall size of the stone.  And most important,...

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