Fancy Colored Diamonds

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PINK DIAMONDS

pink diamonds

Pink diamonds range from delicate pastel to deep raspberry, Pink Diamonds are the most feminine of colors and are typically associated with romance. These extremely rare diamonds have long been revered by Hollywood stars and today are the hot favorite of collectors and connoisseurs.

 

 

PINK ORIGIN

Pink diamonds have only been found in a few mines across the world. The rich Golconda region in India and the Minas Gerais region of Brazil produced notable diamonds in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, the Argyle mine in Western Australia is the source of the vast majority of the worlds supply. It is famous for generating the hugely coveted full-bodied hot pink diamonds. www.argylediamonds.com.au/argyle_pink_diamonds.html

 

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COLOR FORMATION

Diamonds become pink when heat and pressure deep within the earth cause the crystal lattice to distort. These distortions cause Pink Diamonds to absorb green light and hence impart a pink color. This can often be seen as in parallel bands within the diamond. Pink Diamonds may be modified by an orange, brown or purplish color. 

 

 

 

STRENGTH OF COLOR

The strength of color is one of the most important factors in determining the value of a natural color diamond. The value of a natural color diamond increases with the intensity of the most prominent color within the diamond. 

pink diamond color chart

BUBBLEGUM RASPBERRY MERLOT

 


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YELLOW DIAMONDS

yellow diamonds

 

Yellow diamonds capture the suns rays like no other gemstone. The dramatic and brilliant glow of these diamonds makes them a red carpet favorite among celebrities, and as a result, they are the most widely known of colors.

 

 

YELLOW ORIGIN

The most notably large and intense yellow diamonds have been discovered primarily in South Africa. The Allnatt, a 101ct cushion shape fancy vivid yellow diamond is perhaps the most signifi cant yellow diamond in history, named after its original owner Major Allnatt in the 1950s. One of the largest polished diamonds in the world is the Incomparable, a 407ct internally flawless brownish yellow diamond. 

 

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COLOR FORMATION

The vast majority of diamonds contain nitrogen. In most yellow diamonds the nitrogen atoms have grouped themselves in very specific ways. This happens during and right after the diamond is formed. These nitrogen arrangements absorb light in the blue region of the spectrum producing a yellow color. Yellow diamonds can contain orange, green or brown modifying colors.

 

STRENGTH OF COLOR

The vast majority of all diamonds contain some nitrogen. In most yellow diamonds the nitrogen atoms have grouped themselves in very specific ways. This happens during and right after the diamond is formed. These nitrogen arrangements absorb light in the blue region of the spectrum producing a yellow color. Yellow diamonds can contain an orange, green or brown modifying color. 

 

yellow diamond color chart

LEMON DANDELION CANARY

 

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blue diamonds

BLUE DIAMONDS

 

The powerful color of the sea and the sky meet in these ex- ceptional gems. Blue diamonds are considered extremely rare and mysterious. They range from the light blue sky of a winters day to the deep blue of the ocean.

 

 

BLUE ORIGIN

The Cullinan mine and Golconda region are the most notable areas where blue diamonds have come from. The most famous blue diamond in history is the 45 carat Hope Diamond. In 2008 The Wittelsbach Diamond, a 35.56 carat ushion-shaped fancy deep blue, was purchased at auction for $24 million. Experts compare this stones color and characteristics to the famed Hope Diamond. 

 

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COLOR FORMATION

The vast majority of blue diamonds owe their color to the presence of boron. The bonding of boron to carbon causes absorption in the red, yellow and green parts of the spectrum producing a blue color. Blue Diamonds may contain a gray, violet or greenish modifying color. 

 

 

 

STRENGTH OF COLOR

The strength of color is one of the most important factors in determining the value of a natural color diamond. The value of a natural color diamond increases with the intensity of the most prominent color within the diamond. 

 

blue diamond color chart

SKY STEEL ROYAL

 


Information courtesy of Natural Color Diamond Association