How To Figure Out Fancy Colored Diamonds Published on: 25/07/2022 by Royi Sal Jewelry Team - Leave a Comment Fancy-colored diamonds are all the rage, but what exactly are they? Are they real? Are they like regular diamonds? And how do they get their color? Read on to get all the answers and some inspiration too! In 2021, a new record was set. The largest, most valuable blue diamond was discovered in South Africa. It is larger and has a deeper color than the previous record holder, and this gem is flawless, with the highest color rating available by the GIA. A prize is offered for less than 1% of blue diamonds. The stone took over a year to polish and facet into the 15.10-carat step-cut diamond it is today, and now the De Beers Cullinan Blue diamond is valued at $48 million. While THIS fancy-colored diamond is out of reach for most of us here on the ground, getting your fancy-colored diamond is easier than ever. So get on board with the trend that is here to stay! From engagement rings to fine jewelry, fancy colored diamonds give that unique, personal edge to your bling. So get ready to sparkle because embracing color has never been more in style. What Exactly Are Fancy Colored Diamonds? Essentially, fancy-colored diamonds are diamonds that feature a variety of colors. Diamonds normally come in an assortment of colorless options. This means that diamonds are entirely colorless to a variety of light yellow. How Do Fancy Color Diamonds Get Their Color? While in traditional diamonds, color is not desired, in fancy colored diamonds, color is EXACTLY what you want! From dark to light, color is what you are after. So how do they get their color? These highly prized diamonds, similar to their traditional counterparts, get their color when they are formed. Intense heat and pressure during the diamond’s formation create trace elements that present themselves to create either no color or, for fancy colored diamonds, brilliant color. The strength of the color depends on the interaction of the trace elements. Whether you prefer a lighter pink or a brighter blue, it’s all about carbon atoms. The Colors Of The Rainbow Fancy-colored diamonds are available in every color you can think of: pink, blue, purple, green, orange, brown, black, and even red or gray. While traditional diamonds lose value as they gain color, fancy-colored diamonds do the opposite. The stronger the color, the higher the value. Similar to traditional diamonds, fancy-colored diamonds gain value in a larger size. The most common colors are in the yellow family, which is great because they are often the most economical choice of fancy-colored diamonds. Hue, saturation, and tone Hue, saturation, and tone: what are they, and what do they mean? Hue is the main or strongest color of the fancy-colored diamond. Fancy-colored diamonds can be one color, but the hue is the strongest, followed by secondary colors and tints. Saturation is just how strong the color, or hue, of the fancy-colored diamond, is. As in, how saturated is the color of the fancy colored diamond. A fancy-colored diamond’s saturation can go from “light” to “intense” all the way to “vivid.” And finally, there is tone. The diamond’s tone is how light or dark the fancy colored diamond appears and is decided by the amount of brown, black, gray, or white color. Hue, saturation, and tone all determine a fancy-colored diamond’s grade (light, fancy, fancy light, intense, vivid, fancy dark, and fancy deep). Like their traditional diamond counterparts, fancy-colored diamonds’ value and fit are not determined solely by their grade. Different strokes for different folks, different grades for other fancy colored diamonds, for different engagement rings. Engaging Color, Exclusive Style Fancy-colored diamonds are just as real as traditional diamonds and can be used in many ways. Fancy-colored diamonds are famous, especially for engagement and wedding rings. So how do you know which fancy colored diamond is right for you? Fancy Pink Diamonds Let’s start with some fancy pink diamonds. Fancy pink diamonds have long been a favorite for those who love a burst of color. As part of the rarest of diamond colors, earth-created pink (and red) fancy-colored diamonds are an extraordinary find, with reports of only approximately 30. Fancy Blue Diamonds The love of color is not specific to pink. Fancy blue diamonds make a beautiful, calming choice. Another rarity, fancy blue colored diamonds, are thought to represent spirituality, eternity, truth, and devotion. It is no wonder fancy blue diamonds are so popular to get their hue from boron, with their resemblance to a clear spring sky or a sparkling ocean. Fancy Black Diamonds Or maybe you want to go dark like the black diamond ring? Fancy black diamonds have a vigorous color intensity and sparkle with a metallic shine. These exotic diamonds are the darlings of the fashion world. Found only in a few locations, fancy black diamonds are thought to symbolize love and eternity, making them a fabulously unique way to adorn your finger. Get your version from Royi Sal Team and start showing off! Fancy Green Diamonds Representing life, renewal, and growth, green is an excellent color for a fancy diamond. Fancy green diamonds are scarce, as they are created due to radiation exposure. The radiation can come from groundwater or radioactive rocks near the earth’s surface. Often pricier than their counterparts due to their rarity, green diamonds are a lively, colorful choice for an engagement ring. And don’t worry, while the stone may get its color from radiation, it is safe! Are you looking for another rainbow color to make your engagement ring stand out? Check out the many colors of fancy diamonds. The Pros of Fancy Colored Diamonds Real Diamonds, Real Fancy Fancy-colored diamonds are not to be confused with gemstones (which also go great with diamonds). Fancy-colored diamonds are just as many diamonds as their traditional counterparts. The advantage is that you can express your style in a particularly unique way using color. Check out these examples below, or create your own! And let’s not forget fancy colored brown diamonds, better known as chocolate diamonds. In addition to their rarity and value, fancy-colored diamonds are trendy. At once, elegant and trendy, fancy-colored diamonds allow you to add an extra level of personal expression. But don’t be fooled by the name. Fancy-colored diamonds are also good to wear every day! Pair with white gold, yellow gold, platinum, and various fancy-colored diamonds to create the perfect engagement ring. Start shopping today! P.S. 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