Fancy Color Diamonds Color Quick Selection:

Fancy Color Diamonds Color Quick Selection:

Welcome to the World of Fancy Color Diamonds

Highly scarce and phenomenally unique, would be a true statement in the world of Fancy Color Diamonds- Of every 10,000 naturally found diamonds only one diamonds has enough color to be classified as a fancy color diamond. As the opposite to colorless stones, which are numerous and contain different shades graded from D – Z, Fancy Color Diamonds have a limited range of only 12 different colors, with secondary hues and only nine 9 intensity levels.

Like other diamonds, values are calculated according to the Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight, known to many as the 4Cs. Only, since fancy color diamonds are so unique and rare, the stone’s color is considered the most essential diamond attribute.

Pricing of Fancy Color Diamonds

Measuring the pricing value of a Fancy Color Diamond is determined by the stone’s color rather than the carat weight. In other words, a one-carat Fancy Pink Diamond might not be as expensive as a half-carat fancy vivid pink diamond. The color and intensity is always the determining factor on price.

Diamonds are one of the world’s most precious known treasures to mankind. Moreover, diamonds are one of nature’s most impressive and unique gifts. Born millions of years ago deep in the Earth’s mantle, diamonds have been on an extraordinary natural journey.
Like snowflakes, all diamonds are unique, forming natural internal patterns telling a different story, no two diamonds alike.

Natural Diamonds

A diamond is made up of billions of carbon atoms. Each carbon atom in a diamond is firmly bonded to four others, making them the hardest known natural substance. Diamonds also exhibit high thermal conductivity, are resistant to chemicals and have exceptionally high transparency. The formation of diamonds was shaped by explosive natural forces.

Then, at depths of over 120km, this incredible miracle happens- carbon crystallises to form diamonds through the intense heat of between 900°C and 1300°C, pressures of 45 kbar and above and over millions and often billions of years. To continue this extraordinary journey, the diamonds need to be released from the intense pressure and heat they are formed to embark upon their voyage to the Earth’s surface. This happens when an event deep in the Earth causes a part of the mantle to melt into magma, which then erupts rapidly to the Earth’s surface, transporting diamonds from great depths. As the magma cools, it hardens to form the kimberlite rock, mainly in vertical structures known as kimberlite pipes.

Fancy Colored Diamonds

Fancy Coloured diamonds are made up of billions of carbon atoms; if small amounts of other elements are incorporated into the crystal lattice or the structure is altered, this can change the color of a diamond.

With the change of color these diamonds are called Fancy Color Diamonds. They are highly sought after and are even rarer than clear, colourless diamonds.

Finite and Rare

Diamonds are finite and only getting harder to find. No more diamonds will come to the surface from deep within, as the volcanic activity that brought them to the surface ended tens of millions of years ago. In the last 140 years and with 7,000 kimberlite pipes studied (the rock in which diamonds can be found) only around 1,000 of these pipes contain any diamonds. Of these 1,000, only about 60 have enough diamonds to be mined. As a result, these hard-to-find precious gemstones around the world are becoming ever scarcer.

Some curiosity about Fancy Color Diamonds

  • Natural yellow diamonds are formed because of nitrogen. Among the fancy color diamonds, they are the most common ones (60% of the diamonds).
  • Natural blue diamonds are formed because of boron. They are extremely rare and generally are a little grey.
  • Natural green diamonds are formed because of a natural irradiation. For this reason, the color green isn’t uniform insied the stone. It is very rare.
  • Natural pink diamonds get this extraordinary color when the heat and the pressure cause the distortion of the crystal lattice into the depths of the Earth. These distortions make the pink diamonds absorb the green light and become pink. Pink diamonds may contain orange, brown or violet nuances. They are very rare, but the natural red diamonds are much more rare.
  • Natural brown diamonds were considered to be useful just for the industrial use until the ‘80s, when a high number of brown diamonds appeared in the Australian production, the producers decided to include them in jewelry.

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