What are Fancy Color Diamonds?
diamonds are all the rage these days. Gemologists have developed new
ways to create versions that are affordable for the average person - by treating less desirable
These less desirable diamonds are treated with irradiation followed by intense
heat. This turns brown and yellowish diamonds into beautifully colored diamonds that you can afford. This produces
stunning greens, blues, yellows, reds, purples and other colors. These colors are considered permanent, but there
is a possibility they could change during repairs if a high heat is used.
Natural Color Diamonds are
Treatments like irradiation make it possible for more people to own these vividly
colored diamonds. Most natural colored diamonds are rare and also extremely expensive.
When shopping for colored diamonds you need to assume that any affordable fancy colour diamond has been treated.
Ask about the stones origin and request to view a lab certificate to verify authenticity.
|Fancy colored diamonds are extremely rare in
making them very expensive and sought-after on auctions.
Synthetic colored diamonds are another option if owning a colored diamond is something you desire but
cannot quite afford. They are real diamonds, but they are created in a lab.
Natural fancy color diamonds get their coloring from different trace elements
present in the stones, such as nitrogen, which produces a yellow diamond. Diamonds can be colored by exposure to
radiation during its creation. An example of a diamond affected by radiation is a Green diamond.
Natural Fancy Color
Another way that a natural colored diamond gets color is by its inclusions.
Regarded as flaws and undesirable in a colorless diamond, inclusions give unique tones and brilliant flashes of
color in a fancy color diamond. Remember that natural fancy colored diamonds are very expensive. Any colored
diamond labeled to be sold as natural should be accompanied by a certificate from a respected grading lab.
A "fancy" diamond is a natural diamond that has color. These colors vary from red,
green, purple, violet, orange, blue and pink – and most shades between. Fancy color shades vary from faint to
The most famous diamonds in the world are Color diamonds.
The Tiffany Diamond, which is yellow and the Hope Diamond which is blue are colored diamonds. Color diamonds have
an amazing financial track record. The value has never decreased on wholesale level in more than 30
Blue and pink diamonds have doubled every 5 years of a strong economy. In the
1970’s you could have bought a very high quality blue diamond for about 50K and today the very same
stone would be worth between 2 and 3 million.
See our Diamonds
News posts for some of diamond auctions and how high the prices can get.