While there are difference in color between D, E and F diamonds, they can be detected only by a gemologist in side by side comparisons, and rarely by the untrained eye. D-F diamonds should only be set in white gold / platinum. Yellow gold reflects color, negative the diamond’s colorless effect
While containing trace of color, G-J diamonds are suitable for a white gold or platinum setting, which would normally betray any hint of color in a diamond. Because I-J diamonds are more common than the higher grades, they tend to be a great value. An I-J diamond may retail for half price of a D diamond. Within the G-J range, price tends to increade 10-20% between each diamond grade .
Beginning with K diamond, color is more easily detected by the naked EYE.
Set in yellow gold, these warm colored diamonds appeal to some, and are an exceptional value. Others will fell they have too much color. K diamonds is often half the price of a G diamond
Diamonds in N-R color range have an easily seen yellow or brown tint, but are much less expensive than higher grades.
For almost all customer, S-Z diamonds have too much color for a white diamond