The term ‘cape’ is named after the diamond deposit area Cape Province in South-Africa. In the diamond business, when we talk about ‘Cape’ it refers to a yellowish color of a diamond. Even though a pure perfect diamond is colorless, a colored diamond may increase a diamond’s value. But the color ‘Cape’ decreases a diamond’s value as it is not a so-called fancy yellow diamond, but rather a yellowish white diamond with the color grading M-N. Keeping in might that D is the highest and therefore most valuable color grading, we can conclude that the color Cape is a lower and much less valuable color.

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