Quick Answer: Should diamonds look white?

Why do my diamonds look white?

What Makes a White Diamond? The presence of sub-microscopic inclusions scatter light passing through the diamond, giving it a translucent “milky” white face-up appearance. White diamonds are also sometimes described as “opalescent,” because of the flashes of color that can be seen when viewing the diamond face-up.

Should diamonds be white?

I color diamonds (like most diamonds) may have a faint yellow hue when viewed from the side, but should generally face up white to an observer. But that’s enough talk – it’s easier to show you how subtle the differences are between different diamond color grades than it is to explain them.

Are white diamonds more valuable?

True colorless diamonds are quite rare. Most white diamonds have a natural tinge. … If a low color diamond has excellent cut and clarity, it will be valued higher. Yet overall, a white diamond with a high color grade is much more prized for its appearance than a yellowish looking, low color-graded white diamond.

Are cloudy diamonds bad?

Cloudy diamonds aren’t always bad, depending on the severity of the cloudiness. If the cloudiness doesn’t take up a large portion of the diamond—specifically the table—then it can still be a beautiful stone. Or if there are a few small clouds on the edges, it won’t take away from the diamond’s beauty.

What should a diamond look like?

Their shape resembles a polished stone with smooth sides and rounded edges. Size: The average size of a diamond is about the size of a paper match head, approximately 20-25 points weight. Points are a measurement of diamond weight.

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Do diamonds look better in white or yellow gold?

Yellow gold works fine for white diamonds as they will still stand out when set in it. However, such a setting will add some yellow tints to your stone, and although there will be contrast, a white setting would be even more suitable.