How to Buy Natural Colored Dazzling Diamonds

By Carol Besler December 11, 2015

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Natural colored diamonds are rare and therefore unique, which means jewelry containing them makes a statement about its owner.

Diamonds are the hardest of all gemstones and therefore reflect light with a brilliance that outshines allothers. Among these, colored diamonds have emerged as a favorite, particularly among jewelry lovers who like to assert their individuality. Colored diamonds are rare, but yellow diamonds are among the most readily available natural colored diamonds on the market. Yet even these are rare: for every colored diamond found, there are at least 10,000 colorless ones.

The standard diamond color grading scale for diamonds was developed by the Gemological Institute of America. When the color is very intense, it is classified as a fancy colored diamond. For fancy colored diamonds, the deeper, purer and more saturated colors are usually the rarest, most costly, and most desirable.

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Yellow diamonds are brilliant and vibrant, and stand out from the rest, which makes them a favorite on the Red Carpet.

Growing in popularity, yellow diamonds, also as center diamonds in engagement rings as. They work well in vintage designs, where they sparkle with a special brilliance that stands out from the rest. The beauty of a yellow diamond is that, as the most common of colored diamonds, it is affordable, but rare enough that you won’t see one on every woman walking down the aisle.

How to buy a colored diamond

Three of the most important factors impacting the price of a natural color diamond are strength of color, rarity of color, and size.

Strength of color: The color intensity of a natural colored diamond can be graded as Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, or Fancy Vivid — with Fancy Vivid constituting the highest grade. The stronger the intensity of a colored diamond, the higher the value will be.

Rarity of color: The rarity of a colored diamond will affect its price. The more common colors, such as gray, brown, and yellow, will generally have a lower cost than rarer colors, such as pink, blue, green, purple, and orange, which occur less frequently in nature. The rarest known and most expensive color of all is red.

Size: Large colored diamonds are extremely rare. This makes them exponentially more expensive.

For more information on finding the perfect natural colored diamond jewelry, please give us a call at 1-888-676-5211 and let one of our GIA certified experts assist you.

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