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How does GIA color grade PINK Diamonds


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Lets analyze this 1.58ct Light Pink VS2 Pear Brilliant Diamond

 

We can go over the way GIA categorizes fancy colored diamonds- in terms of depth of color.

 

If it's a yellow diamond, GIA uses the alphabet up till Y-Z- the next darker shade is Fancy Light Yellow.

 

Now a Y-Z is yellow, unmistakably.

 

When the tint is pink, a different scale is used. This diamond is categorized as "Light Pink" ( without the "Fancy" modifier)

 

The reasons GIA uses this different scale have to do with the rarity of pink diamonds, as well as the actual characteristics of the color.

If a diamond had as much yellow, as this one does pink, it would never be so obvious.

 

That's why GIA uses the grade "Light Pink" to describe this color.

 

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GIA Report for the diamond

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A very interesting aspect is the "Medium Orange fluorescence? 158h.JPG

I literally screamed the first time I hit it with the light.

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Another unique aspect to pink diamonds is cut.

Many times I've considered - and purchased- pink diamonds who's cut would simply not look right in a colorless diamond.

This cut is actually perfectly suited for the light pink color.

 

It's a pear, for sure.

It's not deep, in the least bit, at 62.3%. It does have a high crown- with angles greater than 40 degrees.

This gives it a vintage look- incredible sparkle- the high crown allowing a few of the large bottom facets to reflect right up- not a bow tie- but something different.

 

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