A Matter of Brilliance is a professional jewelry appraisal company based in Newton, MA, founded by Aimee Berrent, Graduate Gemologist. Our appraisals can be used to:
In fact the famous Hope diamond is a dark blue. Most diamonds, though, range from colorless to light yellow to brown, all of which fall in the normal spectrum. A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water.
It’s true that subtle differences in color can dramatically affect the value of your stone, especially if a buyer is looking for a specific shade in a diamond. Color distinctions can make a very big difference in diamond quality and price, and in most cases the evaluation is based on the absence of color. For most diamonds the untrained eye only really sees any color difference when holding one diamond up against another.
In GIA laboratories, diamonds are graded for color under controlled conditions by comparing them to round, brilliant diamonds called master stones.
In order to grade your own diamond, an appraiser would compare it to this standard.
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