What do the terms Top Wesselton, Wesselton, etc. mean?

The terms Top Wesselton, Wesselton,... refer to the old denominations of the colour of a diamond. Today, the colour of a diamond is indicated by gradations of whiteness which go from D to Z. Previously, the colour of a diamond was indicated by variations from Jager to Light Yellow. The old terms Top Wesselton and Wesselton respectively correspond with the new denominations G and H, that we offer. Below you will find an overview of the new and old names of the colour of a diamond. This model of colours is officially used by the IDC (International Diamond Council).

Colour

English denomination

Old denomination

D

Finest white +

Jager

E

Finest white

River

F

Fine white +

River

G

Fine white

Top Wesselton

H

White

Wesselton

I

Lightly tinted White +

Top Crystal

J

Lightly tinted white

Crystal

K

Tinted white +

Top Cape

L

Tinted white

Top Cape

M

Tinted colour

Cape

N

Tinted colour

Low Cape

O

Tinted colour

Very Light Yellow

P-Z

Tinted colour

Light Yellow

 

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