different types of diamond cuts

Diamond Cuts Explained

Ever wondered if all you know about diamonds is accurate? Read the following paragraphs and compare what you know to this info on colored diamonds.

Fancy colored diamonds are all the rage right now. Gemologists have developed new ways to create versions that are affordable for the average person. They do this by transforming less desirable diamonds into nicer-looking colored diamonds. 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 the colors in them could change during high-heat repairs.

Treatments like irradiation make it possible for more people to buy their own vividly colored diamonds. Most natural colored diamonds are extremely expensive, not to mention extremely rare. When you go shopping for colored diamonds, you must assume that any affordable fancy color diamond has been treated. Inquire about the stones origin and request to view a lab certificate to verify authenticity.

Another option is synthetic diamonds, especially if owning a colored diamond is something you desire but cannot quite afford. Remember, they’re not fake diamonds. They are real, genuine diamonds but they are created in a lab.

Not having accurate details about diamonds before you go out and shop for one is a very bad idea. You might make a bad purchase decision. Don’t let that happen: keep reading.

Natural fancy color diamonds get their coloring from various 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. One example of a diamond affected by radiation is a green diamond.
But another way that a natural colored diamond gets its color is by its inclusions.

These inclusions are regarded as flaws and undesirable in a colorless diamond. But in a fancy color diamond, inclusions give unique tones and brilliant flashes of color. Keep in mind that natural fancy colored diamonds are very expensive. Also, any colored diamond labeled to be sold as natural should be accompanied by a certificate from a respected grading lab.

A “fancy” diamond is simply a natural diamond that has color. These colors vary from violet, orange, red, green, purple, blue and pink – and most shades in-between. Fancy color shades vary from intense to faint.

The most famous diamonds in the world are color diamonds. The Hope Diamond, which is blue, and the Tiffany Diamond, which is yellow, are both colored diamonds. Color diamonds have an amazing financial track record. In over 30 years, the value has never decreased on wholesale level.

Amazingly, blue and pink diamonds have doubled every 5 years of a strong economy. In the 1970’s one could have purchased a very high quality blue diamond for about 50K. Today, the very same stone would be worth between 2 and 3 million dollars.

As your knowledge about colored continues to grow, you will start to see how they completely fit in with regular diamonds. Knowing how something relates to the all of the world is important too.