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When you think of the word ‘diamonds’, an image of a sparkling, crystal clear stone is what comes to mind. A symbol of love and happiness, this gemstone is beautiful in more ways than one. What we mean by that is that sparkling clarity aside, diamonds do come in a whole spectrum of colours.

But hold on. We aren’t talking about the ‘Colour’ that is a part of the 4Cs of grading diamonds. When we talk about colours here, we refer to fancy coloured diamonds – those that have a natural colour. Blue, green, yellow, pink, red…the list just goes on! While blue, pink and red coloured diamonds can be quite rare, yellow and brown coloured ones are more easily found.

Blue Diamonds

Blue diamonds obtain their dazzling colour because of the presence of boron. The higher the boron content, the deeper the hue. They are actually completely made of carbon in a pure form and are highly durable. Such blue diamonds also have a subtle hints of grey in them, which in turn makes them very rare. The Hope diamond is one of the most popular blue diamonds in pop culture.

Color chart for blue diamonds

They are also difficult to find, because they are available at a limited number of spots in the world. Many years ago, India was where plenty of these blue diamonds were found. But ever since, they have become easier to obtain in South Africa.

The very fact that these blue diamonds are extremely rare, coupled with their soaring prices serves to increase their popularity. And this is especially true if you happen to be a diamond investor or even a collector. It lets you make the most of its ever-increasing value with time that you can then spin into a handsome profit. It is an asset that you can physically witness and enjoy.

The colour of your blue (or any other) diamond is ultimately determined by qualified gemological institutes. The Gemological institute of America (GIA) , of course, leads the charge. They conduct thorough tests by employing cutting-edge tools to study the colour of the diamond. When it comes to these blue diamonds, studies have proved that they are ‘superdeep’ diamonds, meaning that they become crystallized at much deeper levels than most of the other diamonds. Their boron content is also said to come from the deep, vast oceans. Interesting, right?

Yellow Diamonds

Dazzling with promise, fancy coloured yellow diamonds often resemble shining bits of theb lazing sun. But sometimes, they reflect secondary shades like an orange or a brown. But when they are dazzlingly yellow and of that deep, intense shade that you can lose your heart to, they’re called Canary Yellow Diamonds. They are sometimes also called “Capes”. This name originated in the late 1800s when plenty of diamonds of this startling colour were churned out from mines of South Africa’s Cape Province.

Wondering how they get their dazzling hue? Well, this colour is actually the result of the presence of nitrogen at their time of composition. During this stage, any present nitrogen molecules take in blue light, turning the stone a shade of yellow. This yellow colour could also range from light to dark.

Color chart for yellow diamonds

If you’re considering investing in a yellow diamond, always think about the colour of the metal that is being used in the setting. You must never fail to consider the contrast or the harmony of colours present when you view the diamond in its setting. The shade of the metal could perhaps contrast with the diamond, making it truly pop. Alternately, the colours of the metal and the diamond could be in sync with each other.

In terms of investing in these diamonds, you must know that fancy yellow coloured diamonds are relatively (as compared to other coloured diamonds) more affordable. This is also because they are relatively common, making them a safe bet for you to invest in. While you’re thinking about investing, you should also note that pricing or evaluating the price of such yellow diamonds is a detailed process.

This is because the tiniest hints of brown can bring down the value of a yellow diamond. But if there are green or orange tints present, the value immediately shoots up. So, you must always talk to experts before you go ahead and purchase such diamonds.

Green Diamonds

Natural colour green diamonds are strikingly beautiful. They catch your eye and their physical characteristics sum up elegance in every way. How do they get their natural green hue? Simply chalk it up to radiation exposure, defects to do with hydrogen, nitrogen or nickel impurities.

Color chart for green diamonds

Did you know that just a handful of these beautiful green coloured diamonds finally arrive in the market every year? That’s what makes them so highly-coveted by both buyers and sellers the world over. Most of these beauties come from South America and Africa and are also pretty rare. They are actually formed at a depth of 150-200 kms below the earth, at soaring temperatures! This is a process that takes millions of years. So now you know why it’s such a rare kind of diamond.

Natural green diamonds actually come in two types:

  1. Green Skin Tone – These diamonds are green alright, but lighter in colour. The green hue appears only on the outer portion of the diamond.
  2. Green Body Colour – These diamonds are green through and through. The hue is absorbed throughout the stone and the colour is far more intense and richer.

When it comes to investing, what you should know is that the price of green coloured diamonds has been on the rise in the past few years. So, of course, investing in them is always a sound decision. Take the Aurora Green diamonds for instance – the most expensive green diamond so far, which can get you large profits.

Considering buying or selling fancy coloured diamonds? Contact us today!