The diamond color scale is used to ascertain the technical color of the diamond earrings.  According to the GIA, diamond color actually refers to a diamond's "lack of color".  Diamond earrings that feature black or yellow diamonds are called "fancy diamond earrings".

Diamond Color Scale:

Diamond colors are assessed on a diamond color scale.  Diamonds that have less color are coveted.  The scale ranges from D to Z, D color is the most desired and Z the least desired.

D, E, F Color Diamond Earrings

Diamond earrings graded in this range are referred to as "colorless".  These are the most expensive diamond earrings.

G, H, I, J Color Diamond Earrings


The next diamond color range is "near colorless".  These are intermediate quality and have value, although not top value.

K, L, M Color Diamond Earrings

These colors are not highly desired and are referred to as "faint".

N, O, P, Q, R Color Diamond Earrings

These diamonds are low color quality and referred to as very "light".

S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z Color Diamond Earrings

The lowest quality diamond color is "very light".  These are not typically used in diamond earrings.

Fancy Color Diamond Earrings

Fancy color diamond earrings may be any other color such as black, yellow, or pink.  Depending upon size, quality and rarity, these can be very expensive diamond earrings.

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