Fancy Color Diamonds

shutterstock_45886111126Diamond color almost always plays an important role when someone is looking for a ‘white’ diamond, because color shadings in it are not desirable.

However, there’s another group of diamonds on the other end of the color spectrum, diamonds we want to be packed with vibrant hues. Called fancy color diamonds, these gems exist in a rainbow of yellows, reds, pinks, blues, greens, purples and all shades between. Only one in every 10,000 diamonds possesses natural color and is referred to as a fancy color diamond. For this reason, fancy color diamonds are purchased almost exclusively for the intensity and distribution of the diamond’s color.

Color intensity, the deepness or richness of color, is the most important consideration when purchasing a fancy color diamond. The more intense the color, the rarer and more valuable the diamond will be. Fancy color diamonds are graded in order of increasing intensity from Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Dark, and Fancy Deep.

Natural fancy color diamonds get their coloring in different ways:

• Trace elements in the diamonds can produce color; nitrogen creates a yellow diamond.
• Color can result when radiation is present during a diamond’s creation; green diamond hues are the result of radiation.
• Inclusions are undesirable in a colorless stone, but can contribute unique tones and flashes of color in a fancy color diamond.

Whether you are looking for white or fancy color diamonds, we can help. Our diamonds are conflict free and they are available with or without laboratory certificates. CALL US TODAY!


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