PBA tip of the Day brought to you by Scott Zychowski with Andrew Z Diamonds and Fine Jewelry 623-551-6892.It is important to keep in mind that the bigger the diamond doesn’t always mean better. It is also important to keep in mind the color and clarity when choosing the right diamond for yourself or a loved one!Diamonds range from colorless to yellow or light brown, and are sometimes found in a spectrum of fancy colors, including yellow, blue, and even red diamonds. The less color, the rarer the diamond.D – ColorlessE-F – ColorlessG-J – Near ColorlessK-M – Faint YellowN-R – Very Light YellowS-Z – Light YellowAfter ‘Z’ on the color scale, diamonds become fancy yellow, which cost more because of their rarity.Diamonds are composed of mostly carbon. During the heating process, other elements become trapped inside, giving each diamond its own unique fingerprint. These inclusions help identify the clarity of your diamond.F – No inclusions or blemishes are visible to a skilled grader.IF – No inclusions and only blemishes are visible to a skilled grader.VVS1-VVS2 – Inclusions are difficult for a skilled grader to see.VS1-VS2 – Inclusions are clearly visible but can be characterized as minor.SI1-SI2 – Inclusions are noticeable to a skilled grader.I1-I3 – Inclusions are obvious and may affect transparency and brilliance.For more help selecting the perfect diamond for you, contact Scott today!