The colors of diamonds under the magnifying glass

The colors of diamonds under the magnifying glass

For you as for me, a diamond is white, or at least colorless, and it sparkles with a thousand fires.

In fact, in most cases, a diamond absorbs all the wavelengths of light and reflects them (like what on a pretty blonde with a diamond, there is something that thinks), that's why that no color can be distinguished. Yes, but…

Diamonds Red, pink, green, yellow ...

As usual when a trick is simple, there are exceptions, and the diamond is no exception to the rule (it's like gold that can be yellow, white or pink ). So in the exceptions, there are obviously colored diamonds.

To change a little and make drool your girlfriends, a diamond ring (beautiful rings at Private Diamond Club) remains the must, and why not with a colored diamond?

The yellow diamond

Its yellow color comes from the fact that nitrogen atoms are present in its structure. The yellow diamond is the most common colored diamond. This is the cheapest compared to blue or pink, but I will not venture to give prices because they depend a lot on color, intensity, purity

When its yellow is very marked, it is then assigned the color "daffodil". The yellow diamond has 4 levels of color from light to dark: Fancy Light Yellow, Fancy Yellow, Fancy Intense Yellow and Fancy Vivid Yellow

The blue diamond

The blue diamond is the exception, its great rarity makes it even more expensive than the white diamond. This time, the color is due to the presence of Bore in its structure .
This configuration is so rare that it is found for the moment only in three mines, one in Australia, one in South Africa, and the last one in India.

As with yellow, there are many shades of blue diamonds.

Note that the chemical composition of sapphires and blue diamonds is very different, so do not try to pass your sapphire while trying to surround a jeweler, he will spot you immediately.

As far as prices are concerned, prices are soaring, Winston blue has reached nearly 25 million dollars. Among the stars of the blue diamonds, there is the famous diamond of the crown or diamond Hope which we spoke to you previously.

The green diamond

Still a rarity as the green diamond, long confused with the emerald in some of its hues. The movie "In Pursuit of the Green Diamond" gave some celebrity letter to this diamond.

It is a natural irradiation in the earth because of the exposure to the radiation of uranium that causes the color of these diamonds.

It should be noted that the polishing of green diamonds is very complex, because if the stone is too heated during this polishing, it may lose its natural green color. The practice is therefore extremely long and thorough.

The most famous and the biggest known is the green diamond of Dresden (it takes its name from the city where it is exposed).

The pink diamond

Once again, we remain in very great rarity. Where does pink diamond get its color? Well, we do not know! It is assumed that it is the conditions of temperature and pressure related to its environment that causes this hue by generating its absorption of certain wavelengths. To date, the mine where 90% of these diamonds are found is located in Australia.

Another peculiarity of pink diamond is its hardness, so it is particularly long to polish (3 to 4 times more than a classic diamond).
Among the famous pink diamonds is the "Pink star", discovered in Australia.

So ? What color for your diamond ring?

Let's be reasonable, given the current rates, the colorless diamond is probably the best way to go. Even if the price range remains wide, for example from 315 euros up to 54000 euros at Private Diamond Club.

And never forget what Marilyn said, diamonds are best girl's friend!

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