FANCY SOME COLOR?
Most diamonds fall into a color range that stretches from D, which is a grade issued to an essentially colorless stone, though to Z, where a yellowish tinge can be easily detected. As they move up the scale, the average price per carat rises, quite dramatically.
But what happens when diamonds fall outside the standard color range? These are the fancy colors, and they are among the most widely sought-after gemstones in the world. In fact, the price paid for a vivid pink or blue natural diamond will generally far exceed that which can be obtained for top-quality D-color diamond of similar size and quality.