Diamond Grading Report
And You Thought Buying Diamonds Was Simple
You've been told that having a diamond certificate
or a diamond grading
report is important, and as a responsible consumer, when you get one, unfortunately, you probably won't
understand a word of what is on that diamond grading report, unless you are a jeweler.
On the color grading scale, D, E, and F means that the diamond has no color. See genuine Brilliant Cut
Diamonds. G, H, and I means that it has very little color. J, K, and L means that the diamond has a slight
yellow color. P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, and X means that the diamond is a darker shade of yellow. Z means that the
diamond has a fancy color other than white or yellow. On the color grading scale, D is the most valuable, and X is
the least valuable however diamonds that get a Z rating are the rarest and most expensive diamonds in the
There are many aspects to a grading report. Figuring it all out can be very confusing. You should talk to a
jeweler you trust, and have them explain everything on the diamond grading report to you.