Fancy Color Diamonds
Not only an important jewelry trend, they’re also a high- ticket item that can offer greater profitability to diamond merchants. Although we generally think of diamonds as clear or white, they come in a wide range of colors ranging in pink, green, blue and even purple.
Fancy color diamonds are far more rare than their white counterparts. Every fancy color diamond boasts a distinctive combination of hue, and tone, and saturation that give it a brilliance and identity all its own.
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Uniquely expressive, such diamonds have the power to inspire better designs in diamond jewelry.
While fancy color diamonds are quite expensive, there has been developed new ways to create versions that are affordable for everyone. This is accomplished by lab treating the less desirable diamonds with irradiation followed by intense heat. These processes turns lesser valued diamonds into beautifully colored and affordable gemstones.
Colors of stunning greens, blues, yellows, reds, purples and everything under the rainbow is produced. Although this process is considered permanent, there is a possibility they could change during repairs if a high enough heat is used.
If you are shopping for an engagement ring and desire a fancy color diamond as your center stone, you should be aware that it has been treated. Inquire about the stones origin and request the stone's lab certificate to verify its authenticity.