Best Diamond Colors For All Occasions
Pink-It’s Dinner Time!
Natural pink diamonds are rare, luckily nowadays they can be grown in a lab or we can add color to natural diamonds and make them pinker. Natural pink diamonds usually come in lighter hues, there are a few famous diamonds like the Pink star, that really showcase the beauty of a natural pink diamond. If you pull up an internet search for “lab grown pink diamonds” you will see the difference in color, compared to a natural pink diamond and also the difference in price. This is true for natural diamonds compared to lab grown diamonds as a rule of thumb. Pink diamonds are great for those special occasion dinners like reunions, anniversaries or big birthday celebrations. They make a huge statement and you are sure to have people blinking a few times and asking to see your rock up close!
White is for Wedding
White diamonds come graded on a color scale from D-Z. As you can imagine a D diamond is almost colorless, so white it is nearly translucent, while a Z diamond can range in color from beige, to yellow to shades of light brown. This is not to be mistaken with chocolate diamonds which are darker browns or champagne diamonds which have a rosier/orange tone to them. Statistically, consumers purchase white diamonds between G-K color. That being said, there are a ton of diamonds out there that are graded lower in color but have a gorgeous yellow tint to them making them look almost like a light fancy yellow diamond. It is also not rare to find low colored stone, for example an L colored stone with a high degree of fluorescence, sometimes giving the visual effect of a whiter stone. This tip can be helpful when buying a white diamond with a tight budget. White stones are a perfect choice when buying an engagement ring, anniversary band, or anything that has to do with weddings, and what better time to wear your wedding ring than when attending weddings any time of the year. You can get your diamonds cleaned before the event to make them look extra sparkly!
Blue diamonds, like pink ones, are a rarity of nature that, from a geological standpoint, are breathtaking and visually hypnotizing. The most famous blue diamond, the Hope diamond, is also one of the oldest recorded diamonds with ownership dating back almost 4 centuries. This blue grey toned diamond is 45.52 carats strong, an antique cushion mined in India that is revered for its beauty and it’s mystique. The hope diamond has been a great source of new information, as research has been conducted with it’s help about the origin and formation of diamonds. Natural blue diamonds are one of the most expensive colored diamonds to purchase in terms of price per carat though lab grown blue diamonds and treated blue diamonds are accessible as well as easier on the wallet. You can find treated blue stones in most shapes and sizes as well as in a range of saturations and shades of sky blue to grey blue to sea blue. Blue diamonds are great to wear out to that few hour brunch with the girls, to a lunch at the country club, or an afternoon at the art gallery. Some may think they are sapphires or something else, because blue diamonds are a super special stone ;)
Yellow Yellow Ya Ya
Yellow diamonds are a classic stone with such a bright and cheery vibe. They look fantastic when set in any colored gold and when cut in any shape or carat weight. Fancy yellow diamonds come in a few color grades themselves. There is fancy light yellow up to Vivid yellow with fancy yellow and intense yellow in between. Natural yellow diamonds are easier to come by than say pink or blue diamonds but can also be color treated or lab created. Yellow stones somehow manage to permeate through the darkest of evenings, and when set in a designer ring or pendant, are always the center of attention, making it great for opening nights, concerts and shows. Many people choose to pair their yellow stones with white diamonds, either surrounding it in a halo or only on the band, so as to accentuate the yellow color of the center stone. Even if you decide to go solitaire, a yellow diamond is a fly choice for your new bling.
So many colors other than white!
Who would have thought? And all of this due to tiny changes in the growth of the stones. Yellow diamonds have trace amounts of nitrogen, what makes them different shades of yellow, while blue stones are recorded to have been exposed to boron, making them blue! Pinks stones are still a mystery to man making them the most expensive natural diamonds as they are the rarest to mine. Whatever event you need to attend, your perfect piece colored diamond is out there waiting!
Top things to remember before you buy
- Make sure you love the diamond,
- Make sure that it is certified or that you know whether it is treated or natural,
- Make sure that it falls within your budget, these colored stones can get pricey!
- Have fun Shopping!