Diamonds are valued by how closely they approach colourlessness – the less colour in the white diamond, then the higher the value. However there’s an exception to the rule, as coloured diamonds are valued at how vivid the colour they display is.
GIA’s colour grading scale for diamonds is the industry and international standard. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colourless, and continues with increasing colour to the letter Z, which is essentially light yellow or brown. Each letter grade isn’t an exact colour, but it is a RANGE of colour. Meaning a Diamond of D colour at the top of the range will be whiter, while a diamond near the bottom of the range will look more like an E colour. Each has a clearly defined range of colour appearance.
Diamonds are colour-graded by comparing them to stones of known colour under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions.
White diamond engagement rings are the most sought after. If you are considering a white diamond, G-H colour diamonds are most popular as they do not display a yellow tinge. I to J colour diamonds could also look white under natural daylight (sunlight), but the majority of Australia’s engagement rings sold in Sydney would be the colourless range (D colour – F colour).
The beauty of the colourless diamond has captured women’s imaginations for centuries. The world’s most exceptional women have at least one colourless diamond in their wardrobe.
Brown, Champagne or Chocolate Diamonds
Diamonds occur in many colours, with the most common being brown or light yellow. Brown diamonds have been marketed over the years as Champagne and Cognac in colour. In 2014 an Australian FIrm started marketing the Argyle Champagne diamond as the Australian Argyle Chocolate Diamond. Chocolate diamonds do not detch the prices white diamonds do, therefore it’s a more affordable way of owning a large diamond.
Argyle Pink Diamonds
Pink diamonds are some of the rarest in the world, demanding huge premiums and respect both in the industry and amongst the general public.
Argyle Pink Diamonds have tripled in value over the past decade. The Australian Pink diamond is one of the rarest and most sought after gems in the world.
The Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia’s Kimberly region is expected to be depleted by 2017 and with no other source of these diamonds the price is expected to keep rising.
At Australian Diamond Brokers we love pink diamonds. We have a hand picked selection of some of the finest investment quality Argyle pink diamonds in Sydney. Ranging in colour intensity from Fancy Pink, Fancy Purplish Pink, Fancy Intense Pink & Fancy Vivid Pink up to Fancy Red.