About Diamond Colours – appreciating the importance.

Understanding how a diamond is graded for colour.

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This is one element of what are known as the 4Cs which the GIA uses when assessing diamonds. The other three are: diamond cutcarat weight and clarity. You can find out more about each simply by clicking on the appropriate word above. You’ll then discover why it’s so crucial that your engagement ring diamonds should be fully GIA Certified.

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If you have any further questions about our diamonds, please call our Kush Diamonds specialists on 03 9602 3337 and we’ll answer everything you want to know.

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Why diamond colour is an important part of your choice.

As mentioned above, where there are only these subtle differences between one stone and the next, in terms of the diamond’s colour, or lack of it, then this can make a clear difference in the wholesale cost of the stone, even when bought in that market by our highly experienced negotiators here at Kush Diamonds! At least, through dealing direct, we do avoid the cost of any middle-men. Our aim is always to find the best diamond colour for any individual piece.

Assessing your colour options for a diamond ring.

Any diamond consists of many tiny reflective surfaces; and this means the colour will also be reflective of the surroundings where it appears. This includes the setting that is used to handcraft your chosen engagement ring. It’s also true that the colour is affected by the clothes of the person wearing it and the light conditions, natural or artificial, in which it’s viewed.

This is why it’s a natural reaction, when showing the engagement ring to her friends, your fiance will often hold it up in a way that hopes to deliver the maximum light performance affect and reflect it in the best way possible.

When you choose a specific diamond, it will then be set into the ring. It is worth pointing out, in terms of cost, the difference of one or two grading points, when assessed using sophisticated equipment, in the diamond itself. Given that all of our diamonds and handcrafted rings are of premium quality, as we only stock the best of the best, any subtle differences means that any choice you make will still be from the upper range of stones.

This diamond setting will also affect how the colour appears, platinum and other white metals can accentuate the appearance of diamonds near the D end of the scale. This contrast increases across the middle range of assessment scales.

We know that some other companies might not mention these areas, but we are always aware that your budget is an important consideration. However, it is true that a very slight difference in colour, when comparing two diamonds that may appear identical to the naked eye, can have a significant effect on the price of the stone. This is why all our diamonds are GIA certified, allowing us to demonstrate to you the exact colour grade any stone has been assessed as being in. This helps you buy with confidence, a vital element of our Kush Diamonds service ethos.

A final point of information: many lower-quality diamonds emit fluorescence, which shows when exposed to UV radiation, found in sunlight, and some shop lighting, among other places. This visible light is present in about one third of gem diamonds. If such light is very strong, it can make a stone appear cloudy. Here at Kush Diamonds, we only stock fluorescent-free diamonds, and you’ll find this specified in the GIA certificate. This is one factor that significantly affects both the look and the price of a diamond, and is worth remembering when considering your options.

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