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Diamond Color Comparison Shade Grade Chart D vs E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L Difference Engagement Ring

Diamond Color Comparison Shade Grade Chart D vs E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L Difference Engagement Ring


In this video we will compare the color and
prices of diamonds and at the end of this video I will demonstrate why color is something
you might want to cut back on if price is an issue for you. We will compare all the diamond color shades
in this video to the shades D G I and K of diamonds. First let’s look at the color shade
D. This is the best color grade and is a beautiful colorless diamond. Now let me bring this up
on the screen and you can see here if you bought this diamond from Kay Jewellers with
a D shade and the rest of these specs you would pay nine thousand seven-hundred dollars
for the diamond. Now I will link to a website below where you can find diamonds and the
diamond with the same specs that we just looked at Kay Jewellers is four thousand nine hundred
ten dollars which would save you four thousand seven hundred ninety dollars. Now let’s look at the shade E which is still
classified as a colorless diamond. Now if you compare it to the shade D which you can
see over on the left. You might not even notice a difference. But if you compare it to the
shade G right next to D you can see it’s much more clear because you jumped 2 shades. Now I took a picture of a diamond that is
a carat one point two nine. And it was six thousand one hundred thirty eight dollars.
This one was about four thousand three hundred twenty dollars. Which would save you about
one thousand eight hundred nineteen dollars online. Now for the F shade. You can see that the
f shade now looks closer to G than it does to the comparison of the D color. Now lets
look at a shade F diamond from Kay Jewellers we will look one up that is two carats with
not that great of clarity and its about seventeen thousand dollars now the Kay diamond compared
to an online diamond from the link below is ten thousand three hundred and ten dollars.
Which would save you about six thousand six hundred ninety dollars. Now we get to shade
G which is already one of the shades we are comparing but it is considered near colorless.
Now if we look at a diamond that is just a small point four three carats from kay jewellers
and the specs let’s say it has really good clarity and a good cut it’s about one thousand
seven hundred fourty dollars. You can find an online diamond with the same exact specs
for about nine hundred and sixty dollars and you would save seven hundred eighty dollars
altogether. Now for the H shade in my opinion when picking
out a diamond this is lowest color I would go because it still looks really colorless
unless you compare it side by side to other diamonds and the H shade you can actually
tell looks a little bit more yellow than G and a little bit lighter than I. Now for this
example I decided to use an expensive 3 carat diamond from kay jewelers. This diamond is
about eighty-two thousand three hundred dollars. For the same three carat diamond that I have
linked to below it is about thirty-nine thousand six hundred fourty dollars which saves you
fourty-two thousand dollars. That is over fifty percent of the diamond. Next we move on to the I shade. The I shade
is still actually considered near colorless. Now we look at an I shaded diamond from a
jewelry store. And this one is point seven carats and is near two thousand one hundred
and fourty nine dollars online. Now we take the same specs and we put into the diamond
finder that we have linked to below and it is one thousand one hundred sixty dollars
which is a difference of nine hundred and eighty-nine dollars. A J colored diamond is the last diamond considered
near colorless but for most people they say it is a little too yellow. Since price is
set by carat and not by color this one point two J colored diamond from a mall retailer
is six thousand four hundred dollars and from an online store it is about three thousand
nine hundred and sixty dollars for the exact same diamond. You can see that buying diamond
online will save you a lot of money as opposed to buying from a brick and mortar jewelry
store. The minimum color you should choose is a K
shade. It is considered faint yellow and in my opinion people will notice that it is a
yellow diamond in certain lights even without other diamonds to compare it to. At a Helzberg
Jewelry store a K colored point nine carat diamond with really good clarity is four thousand
eight hundred and seventy seven dollars and two thousand seven hundred and ninety dollars
from the link I have in the description below this video. A two thousand eighty seven dollar
difference. L and M colored diamonds are way too yellow
unless you want a yellow diamond but I put them on here just for comparsion. There shouldn’t
be too much of a need to go this low. For example two online diamonds that are the same
specs except for one is K and one is L is only about one hundred and ninety dollars
difference. If one hundred and ninety dollars is worth it to you then I say go for the L
shade diamond but it will be noticably yellow in bright lights. Now I believe that color is where you can
really cut back on the price of diamonds and here is why. These are three diamonds I took
pictures of. Now do this activity with me. Only looking at the diamonds decide which
one you think is the most impressive. Not the one that is most colorless, just the one
that peaks your interest the most. To me the lower left is the most beautiful diamond of
the three and then the one on the right and then least of all is the one in the upper
left. Now if you look at the specs actually the lower left one has the lowest and worst
color of the three. The upper left has the whitest of the three which is the color F.
And to make matters worse you can tell that the lower left diamond was actually taken
in a more yellow light. However the diamond in the lower left has a better clarity and
a better cut which gives it a better sparkle and is more impressive and would probably
say it is the most beautiful of the three diamonds. This tells us two things diamond color comparison
as good as the light that you see it in and how close you look at the diamond and second
is that how much the diamond sparkles and its size is much more impressive than the
color. Now if this doesn’t make sense to you watch my other diamond videos and you will
understand more about cut, clarity, you will get size comparisons, you’ll learn how to
buy diamonds online and where to cut costs on diamonds. And I have linked to in the description
below this video the best place I found to buy diamonds. Like, subscribe and let me know
if there are any videos about diamonds that you want.

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