Learning how to evaluate diamond color is one thing, but do you know that the setting you choose can make the color of your stone look better or worse? Read on to find out how to pick the most suitable setting for your diamond according to its color.
Diamond Color Grades
Diamond color is graded by the G.I.A. (Gemological Institute of America) using letter symbols from D to Z.
The diamonds that have an almost perfect white color are put in the Colorless range and assigned a letter grade of D (the highest), E or F.
The stones that are close to perfectly white are put in the Near Colorless range, which consists of the grades G, H, I and J.
Diamonds graded K and lower have a yellow tint that is more or less visible.
Best Settings for Diamonds with Yellow Tints
If you have a diamond that has a color grade lower than Near Colorless, i.e. a grade K or lower, then it is not a good idea to have the stone set in a white or metallic setting.
For instance, putting such a diamond in platinum or white gold will only make the stone’s coloration more noticeable. As a result of the increased contrast, your diamond will look even yellower.
Instead of going for a white setting, pick a colored metal or alloy.
The best choice for not-so-white diamonds is yellow gold. You can’t go wrong with such a setting as its color will mask the yellowish tints in the stone and make it look whiter against the gold mounting.
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