DIAMOND COLOR & CLARITY GUIDE
The color and clarity of a diamond are two key factors to consider when choosing your perfect engagement ring.
Diamond clarity is the term used to measure naturally occurring ‘inclusions’ or tiny blemishes are seen within a diamond at ten times magnification. This is measured on a diamond clarity scale which ranges from ‘Flawless’ to ‘Included’. Within this range, Forevermark diamonds are only available between Flawless (FL) and Very Slightly Included (VS).
The natural color of a diamond is one of the standard 4Cs of diamond quality. White diamonds are available in colors ranging from D – Z, with D diamonds having no hue and displaying the greatest brilliance. Within this range, Forevermark diamonds are only available between D and L colors. Interestingly, the color becomes more important as carat weight increases, simply because it is easier to detect in a larger diamond.
Fancy colored diamonds manifest in a range of tones including green, blue, yellow, orange, pink and red. Red diamonds are the rarest, with only around 20 to 30 true red diamonds known to be in existence.