Most diamonds of gem quality vary in shade from colorless to yellow. To determine the correct color, all submitted diamonds are compared to an internationally accepted master set of stones, the color of which ranges from D, or colorless (the most sought after) to Z, the yellowest. Other colors occur in diamonds such as brown, orange, pink, blue, etc. The most intense of these shades are determined as "Fancy" colors and referenced on the IGI Diamond Report.
|Colorless||D||Blanc Exceptionnel||Exceptional White+|
|F||Extra Blanc||Rare White+|
|Near Colorless||G||Rare White|
|I||Blanc Nuancé||Slightly Tinted White|
|Faint Yellow||K||Blanc Légèrement Teinté||Tinted White|
|Very Light Yellow||N|