Buying a diamond ring or any jewelry with a diamond can seem like a tedious task mainly because of the research you have to do before purchasing one. If you want to get a good quality diamond without burning a deep hole in your pocket, you should have good knowledge about all the quality parameters of a diamond. Knowing what you are paying for gives you an upper hand on compromising some unwanted features and hence helps you save a lot of money.
In this article, we are discussing whether it is necessary to buy a diamond of color grade D. Here we are talking about colorless diamonds. For fancy-colored diamonds, a different grading system is used.
What Does Color Mean For A Diamond?
The color grade indicates the intensity of color shade in your diamond. The color grades of a diamond vary from D to Z. Color grade D is the most colorless diamond you can find and the yellowness increases as the grade increases to Z. The price of a diamond also depends highly on its color grade. A diamond of color grade between D to F can be highly expensive than a diamond of a lower color grade like a grade J.
Should You Buy A Diamond Of Color Grade D?
You should understand that colorless diamonds of grades in between D and F are insanely pricey. We suggest that you buy a diamond with a color grade between G and J. You should inspect the diamond and see whether it looks colorless to the naked eyes. Most diamonds between G and J look colorless and don’t cost as much as higher color-graded diamonds.
You can still compromise on color depending upon the ring style and metal you are using. Diamonds with a medium color grade look colorless in yellow gold or rose gold rings.
Keep in mind that the lighting in a jewelry store and natural lighting are different. The lighting in a jewelry store is mainly adjusted for making the diamonds look vibrant. This lighting setup can make some diamonds look colorless in the store but when you go out, you might find out that the color of the diamond is recognizable. This is why you should not go too low in color grades.
If you wish to buy a diamond of higher quality grades at an affordable price, you can consider also a lab-grown diamond.