GIA’s grading terminology uses a combination of fancy grades and color descriptions to identify a colored diamond’s characteristic color.
A fancy grade represents the combined effect of tone and saturation on the color of a diamond.

All L.J. West fancy color diamonds are accompanied by a GIA color diamond report.  All L.J. West fancy color diamonds are of natural color.  This means that their original nature, when mined from the earths depths, were of this color hue as seen in its final state.  There is no treatment to the diamond to obtain the color that is seen within the diamond.

GIA has established a color grade scale that encompasses the hue, tone and saturation of color as seen by experienced gemologist.  At GIA several gemologists must be in agreement for the unknown diamond to be assigned a final fancy color grade.  All color diamonds are tested for all known treatments that can enhance or impart color to a diamond.