I Color Diamonds

Enjoy near-colorless beauty by shopping for I color grade diamonds. These diamonds offer a great quality for the price, and the color is not discernible to the eye unless viewed in direct comparison with diamonds of a higher color grade. An I color grade diamond is a versatile choice, because yellow and rose metals will make them look icier. They also sparkle beautifully in white metals such as platinum and white gold.


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FAQs about I Color Diamonds

I color diamonds are rated by the GIA as having a slight yellow hue that puts them in the near colorless category. In laboratory settings, the slightly yellow hue of I diamonds is more apparent. Many I colored diamonds appear colorless to the naked eye.

I colored diamonds are near colorless. Try pairing one with a white gold or platinum setting to enjoy an icier look.

Yes. The larger the diamond, the more visible any faint color will be, especially in certain cuts. If you are shopping for diamonds of one-carat weight or larger, look for H color grade diamonds or higher.

Blue Nile offers eight color grades within three categories: colorless, near colorless, and faint color. I color grade diamonds are the third-highest grade within the near colorless category.

If you’re looking to get more diamond for a lower cost, I diamonds are an excellent choice. As a near colorless diamond, I diamonds are priced lower than colorless diamonds. I diamonds will appear slightly whiter in a yellow or rose gold setting. The right I color diamond can appear colorless if it is set with other I color diamonds or on its own.

The slight yellow tone of I colored diamonds is least visible in certain diamond shapes such as round cut. An I color round cut diamond will look whiter than a pear cut of the same color grade.

An I color diamond saturation is very faint so virtually all setting types fit this popular stone. If you are looking to further downplay the color of an I diamond, choose a yellow or rose gold setting.

I color-grade diamonds pair well with many stones and settings. If you are adding other diamonds to the band, such as with a three stone engagement ring, it is best to choose additional I color diamonds for your setting.

Top I Color Diamond Reviews

Riviera Pavé Diamond Eternity Ring that was reviewed by Patricia R.

Classic, beautiful and sparkly!!!

I purchased this eternity ring to wear with my Blue Nile engagement ring, which is a 1.40 ct. XXX VS2 I color round diamond set in the Petite Nouveau six-prong platinum setting. They look wonderful together. The eternity ring fits perfectly flush, and since the diamonds go all the way around, I don't need to worry about it spinning or not lining up. I have been going to Blue Nile for all my jewelry needs for many years, and their products and customer service are always outstanding. Ask for Tyler, and he will take great care of you!
Patricia R. - Verified Buyer
Average Customer Rating $5 out of 5 stars
Riviera Pavé Diamond Eternity Ring
Platinum (1/2 ct. tw.)


now: $1,352

Alternating Size Diamond Ring that was reviewed by Sunny E.

Good price, lots of sparkle.

For I color, I clarity I was surprised of its quality, it still sparks a lot. My main stone is D, vvs2, so it does look a bit hazy when I wear them together but it’s only when you looks really close and probably something only you will recognize.. Really wished the stones were a bit of better clarity but for the price & cwt this was a great deal. Also, I was under the impression the all rings from BN come with GIA certification but it didn’t.
Sunny E. - Verified Buyer
Average Customer Rating $5 out of 5 stars
Alternating Size Diamond Ring
14k White Gold (3/4 ct. tw.)


now: $896

Classic Six-Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring that was reviewed by Michael N.

Simple and elegant choice.

When a pulled this on my girlfriend, she seemed to be mesmerized. I had to put my hand on her shoulder to bring her back to consciousness. My new fiancée loves the new ring, which looks great on her!
Michael N. - Verified Buyer
Average Customer Rating $5 out of 5 stars
Classic Six-Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring


Petite Nouveau Six-Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring that was reviewed by Henry C.

More brilliant in person

I’ve heard of Blue Nile from many different forums and blogs, and decided to dig in to find the perfect engagement ring. The process was quite straight forward with all of the tips and selections, but the biggest worry for me was having an expensive shipment via mail. When it arrived though, it was packaged in a simple brown box, with the elegant blue box, ring and certificate inside. All in all, a very reassured experience and seeing the final product in person couldn’t be any more brilliant/magical (I kid you not, it’s one fine piece of custom jewellery and I was impressed from an online purchase).
Henry C. - Verified Buyer
Average Customer Rating $5 out of 5 stars
Petite Nouveau Six-Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring
14k White Gold



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