Fancy Color Diamonds Fancy Color diamonds are very rare; out of twelve million tons of rough, there may be one color diamond, or out of a half million polished diamonds there may be one color stone. Why are fancy color diamonds hot now; people like the rarity, color and wearability of the diamonds.

'Most people can't identify a color diamond as a diamond, so its safer to wear the diamonds out. " Susan Florence Christies senior jewelry specialist Fancy color diamonds come in many different colors: red, which is the rarest, green, blue, pink, yellow, orange, and brown. Each color comes from different condition in the Earth; green from radiation and uranium, making it difficult to tell a natural green diamond from a treated green diamond. Pink out of an abnormality in the crystal lattice as it forms. Yellow comes from nitrogen the more nitrogen the deeper the color Blue comes from boron. Like white diamonds color diamonds are graded by color, the more intense and deeper the color the more valuable. Fancy color diamonds are cut for maximum color, some shapes bring out the color more intense than others. A radiant cut gives the diamond more color intensity. The GIA color grading scale as follows; fancy light, fancy, fancy intense, and fancy vivid. The metal used in jewelry can highlight the visual appearance of the color; Pink or yellow gold will show color differently than platinum will. RARE AND EXOTIC FANCY COLOR DIAMONDS AVAILABLE AT LAST! The diamond industry makes a distinction between diamonds in the normal color range, colorless to light yellow and those that are fancy colors. Fancies include yellows and browns that are deep enough to be attractive and any tints of other colors. Large vivid colored diamonds are very rare. One of the most famous fancy colored diamonds is The Hope Diamond. It is an oval brilliant weighing 45.52 carats is dark blue and reportedly flawless. It is named after Henry Phillip Hope a European banker who helps finance the Louisiana Purchase. Coloured Diamonds The Best Kept Secret Most people have never even heard of coloured diamonds. Almost all of the publicity and advertising for diamonds is slanted towards convincing consumers that white, or more accurately colourless, is the only desirable colour for diamonds, and that diamonds with a slight tinge of yellow or brown are less attractive and therefore less desirable. While we would broadly agree with this, diamonds do occur in a wide variety of colours. Many of these colours are very attractive and the diamonds are even more desirable than colourless ones. This is especially true of intensely coloured diamonds. You may wonder why, if coloured diamonds are so fabulous, why don't you hear more about them? Coloured Diamonds Are Very Rare! Probably the main reason why coloured diamonds are hardly ever promoted is the very fact that they are so rare. Why bother to promote something with a very limited supply that you can't get enough of? De Beers, who own or control about half the world's diamond mines and marketing, have their own collection of natural fancy coloured diamonds, which they keep for themselves, and which are not for sale. It might even be harmful to their marketing if consumers decided that coloured stones were more interesting and exciting than colourless ones. Argyle Socks it to De Beers The Argyle diamond mine in Australia is now one of the world's largest and most productive diamond mines. It started production in 1985, and produces coloured diamonds. Most of its production is colourless or nearly so, and only a very tiny proportion are fancy coloured, nevertheless. Argyle produce more coloured diamonds than all other sources combined. Because of this, and because some coloured diamonds have been coming onto the market in the last few years, coloured diamonds are becoming better known, and rightly so. We have long believed that coloured diamonds are under-rated and under-appreciated. It has been widely reported that Argyle annoyed De Beers by marketing its own diamonds rather than joining the "cartel", and we suspect that Argyle's marketing of coloured diamonds will not please De Beers who want everybody to keep thinking that white is best. Colour Prejudice We think it's slightly sad that many people believe that white is best. Our belief is that the greater the variety of colour, the better. We have been trying to source coloured diamonds for many years, and it is only recently that we have been able to find such a good variety as we have recently.



fancy diamond is a natural coloured diamond, found in a wide range of hues, including red, green, purple, violet, orange blue and pink. These diamonds are amongst the most rare and beautiful diamonds that nature has to offer. In fact, out of the approximately 80,000 carats of rough diamonds mined every year, only 0.001% are regarded as fancy colours.

These beautiful colours are the result of the differing processes experience in their formation, for example:
YELLOW DIAMONDS are the result of the presence of nitrogen in the diamond’s creation
GREEN DIAMONDS are created though the diamond’s exposure to irradiation
PINK and RED DIAMONDS are considered to be the result of manganese inclusions within the diamond.

Unlike clear diamonds, the grading of fancy diamonds improves in relation to a greater presence of strong colours. Fancy coloured diamond grading differs from clear diamond grading and a few simple descriptions will be useful in analyzing fancy coloured diamonds:

Where there is a predominant colour the diamond is named in this colour, for example “pink”. If there is a secondary colour it is described with an “ish” as in “greenish pink”. This is described as difying colour.
Where a coloured diamond has two colours that are equally present they are both named, for example “purple pink”.
Fancy colours vary from “faint” to “intense”. These ranges in intensity are graded, with higher intensities of colour increasing the value of the diamond.

Where a coloured diamond has two colours that are equally present they are both named, for example “purple pink”.
Fancy colours vary from “faint” to “intense”. These ranges in intensity are graded, with higher intensities of colour increasing the value of the diamond.



Yellow is one of the most familiar names known aside from white “colourless” diamonds. Canary is a term commonly used to describe intense yellow diamonds. Some of the yellows with higher intensity of colour (Fancy Vivid Yellow) are as rare as the pinks and blues and command unusually high prices.



Pink diamonds are rare and highly desired. Pink diamonds of higher intensity are the most rare and command very high prices. Most pink diamonds mined are faint to light coloured (pastel coloured). Many of the deep coloured pink diamonds come from the Argyle mine in Australia.



Natural blue colour is one of the rarest of fancy colour diamonds. These diamonds are amongst the most sought after by collectors. colour can range from faint to a very deep blue, and blue diamonds can command even higher prices than pink diamonds.



Red is by far the rarest of all coloured diamonds. Fewer than 20 stones have so far been certified as red diamonds. Some of these have fetched over a million dollars per carat, although most other coloured diamonds fetch between five to six figures per carat.



Green diamonds with no other secondary hues or modifiers are some of the rarest, and depending on intensity and purity of colour, can command astronomical prices. Most green diamonds have either grey, brown or yellow modifiers.



Purple diamonds with no secondary hues are very rare. Most of these diamonds are less than one carat in size and are very seldom found in dark to vivid lilac colours. Most purple diamonds exhibit needle-like colour zones.



Orange diamonds are not as rare as the red or green daimonds. Most orange coloured diamonds have strong yellow or brown modifiers. Pastel coloured orange diamonds are of similar value as pastel pinks and some blues.



Diamonds with grey as the primary dominant colour are also unique. These diamonds are comparitively reasonably priced (in the high four to low five figures per carat).



Black diamonds are not transparent, and do not show fire (flashes of colour) as other diamonds, but can be extremely expensive where they are in the dark to vivid colour ranges. Black diamonds may give off secondary colour hues of grey or white.



These are the most widely available and surprisingly affordable coloured diamonds. They provide a beautiful low cost alternative to pink, blue, grey, green or yellow diamonds. Common names used to describe brown colour are: champagne, chocolate, coffee, golden, honey, bronze, cognac, etc.

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