Shades

Generally, diamonds are colorless or white. The grading of diamonds’ shade gradually moves down from less to high intensity of shades. The tone or hue in the diamond is called shade. It is generated by the bond of nitrogen or boron atoms with typical carbon atoms. The bond generates color centers which radiate a shade or hue or tone to the overall image of a diamond. Taking care of the intensity of the hue, diamonds are graded in to 12 different color shades as per under:

Hue

Code

NONE

LC

BR1

LIGHT BROWN

BR2

MEDIUM BROWN

BR3

DARK BROWN

GR1

LIGHT GREEN

GR2

MEDIUM GREEN