Hue or color refers to the main color of the diamond such as Red, Blue, Pink or Yellow; there are 27 hues in all. While considering the 27 different colors, it is important to note that sometimes hues include a combination of main and modifying colors. For example, a Greenish-Yellow diamond may contain a Yellow hue and modifying tints of Green.
When a diamond has more than one color, the last color mentioned is the main color of the stone. You should keep this in mind even when considering diamonds that have a third, fourth and fifth color!
Here is a helpful guide:
- Purple pink diamond - The ratio between the colors is almost completely balanced with a slight edge towards pink.
- Greenish Blue diamond - The ratio between them is about 75% Blue and 25% Green.
- Yellowish brownish Orange - The ratio is about 60 -75% Orange and the rest of the diamond color is a mix of yellow and brown colors.
*All given parentage values are not accurate and are just given as an example