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Colour

Most diamonds can appear white to the natural eye but many display hints of colour especially on closer inspection. A diamond’s value increases with the absence of colour, so the closer it is to colourless the rarer and more valuable it will be.
However, diamonds outside the normal colour range – fancy coloured diamonds as they are known, are the rarest and command even higher prices according to colour and availability, for example, blues, and pinks.

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Colour

Most diamonds can appear white to the natural eye but many display hints of colour especially on closer inspection. A diamond’s value increases with the absence of colour, so the closer it is to colourless the rarer and more valuable it will be.
However, diamonds outside the normal colour range – fancy coloured diamonds as they are known, are the rarest and command even higher prices according to colour and availability, for example, blues, and pinks.
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Colour Grade

The grading scale for white or colourless diamonds starts at D which is colourless, working through the alphabet to Z which has the greatest saturation of below or brown colour. Technically, diamonds graded G have visible colour, however this is usually noticed from H colour diamonds onwards. A master set of diamonds in the different colour grades is used by diamond graders to compare stones and accurately assess the colour.
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Colour Grade

The grading scale for white or colourless diamonds starts at D which is colourless, working through the alphabet to Z which has the greatest saturation of below or brown colour. Technically, diamonds graded G have visible colour, however this is usually noticed from H colour diamonds onwards. A master set of diamonds in the different colour grades is used by diamond graders to compare stones and accurately assess the colour.
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Spectrum of Colours

Diamond colour actually refers to a lack of colour, this is because a diamond can divide light into a spectrum of colours but colour in the diamond acts like a filter thereby reducing the spectrum of colours emitted. The less colour, the better the colour grade will be.
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Expert Advice

We are always happy to discuss your diamond requirements and help with any questions that you may have to find that right diamond for you.
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Expert Advice

We are always happy to discuss your diamond requirements and help with any questions that you may have to find that right diamond for you.
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Colour Grade F

Diamonds graded D-F are considered colourless, G-I near colourless and J -Z tinted. At Fultons we use diamonds that are colour graded F for our shop stock (unless otherwise stated). Please ask for more details.

Explore our diamond jewellery

Browse our exquisite range of diamond set pieces, all expertly designed and lovingly handmade by our master craftsmen in our Keswick workshop. If you have any questions, please get in touch with one of our knowledgeable and friendly team.
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Explore our diamond jewellery

Browse our exquisite range of diamond set pieces, all expertly designed and lovingly handmade by our master craftsmen in our Keswick workshop. If you have any questions, please get in touch with one of our knowledgeable and friendly team.
Master Jeweller Brian Fulton holds the Advanced Craft Certificate in Jewellery Design and Manufacture and is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths. He has also been admitted into the Freedom of the Mystery of Goldsmiths of the City of London by Redemption and he is a member of the National Association of Jewellers.
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Master Jeweller Brian Fulton holds the Advanced Craft Certificate in Jewellery Design and Manufacture and is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths. He has also been admitted into the Freedom of the Mystery of Goldsmiths of the City of London by Redemption and he is a member of the National Association of Jewellers.

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