Monday Pick of the Week

Monday’s Pick of the week :: Diamonds of Color!  When you think of a diamond, what do you think of? You probably visualize the brilliant, sparkling and clear stone, that most women want when they get married. However, diamonds come in a variety of shapes and variety of colors! In order of rarity, yellow diamond is followed by brown, colorless, then by blue, green, black, pink, orange, purple, and red.

Largest Colored Diamonds ~ In 2008, the Wittelsbach Diamond, a 35.56-carat (7.11 g) blue diamond once belonging to the King of Spain, fetched over $24 million at a Christie’s auction.In May 2009, a 7.03-carat (1.41 g) blue diamond fetched the highest price per carat ever paid for a diamond when it was sold at auction for 10.5 million Swiss francs (6.97 million euro or $9.5 million at the time).  That record was however beaten the same year: a 5-carat (1.0 g) vivid pink diamond was sold for $10.8 million in Hong Kong on December 1, 2009

How do the diamonds get their color? Nitrogen is by far the most common impurity found in gem diamonds and is responsible for the yellow and brown color in diamonds. Boron is responsible for the blue color.Color in diamond has two additional sources: irradiation (usually by alpha particles), that causes the color in green diamonds; and plastic deformation of the diamond crystal lattice. Plastic deformation is the cause of color in some brownand perhaps pink and red diamonds.In order of rarity, yellow diamond is followed by brown, colorless, then by blue, green, black, pink, orange, purple, and red. “Black”, or Carbonado, diamonds are not truly black, but rather contain numerous dark inclusions that give the gems their dark appearance. Colored diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration, while pure or nearly pure diamonds are transparent and colorless.

See our large collection of blue, black and brown diamonds!

We also have yellow diamonds coming soon! You can check back with us for availability.

[Source: Diamond Color wiki]

Blog post by ~ Jelene

Here are some of the amazing colored diamonds that we have in blue, black and brown.

Beautiful Colored Diamonds

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