- Of the 4Cs, color is the second most important characteristic because the human eye detects sparkle first (diamond cut) and color second.
- As a diamond's color grade improves, its price increases. However, at a certain point, the color difference cannot be detected unless under professional magnification.
- To maximize your budget, choose what's called a near-colorless diamond (grades G-H) because the naked eye will still not see traces of color for these grades.
Color manifests itself in a diamond as a pale yellow. This is why a diamond's color grade is based on its lack of color. Blue Nile offers only Colorless (grades D-F) to Near-Colorless (grades G-H) diamonds to assure that any natural color present is typically undetectable to the unaided eye.