Diamonds come in every color of the rainbow: vibrant yellows, browns, blues, greens, oranges, violets, pinks, even red, in addition to the "traditional" white or colorless diamond. See our stock list to see what we currently have on offer; if you don't see what you're looking for, please contact us! We may be able to source the gems for you.
An individual's diamond's color is caused by the presence of trace mineral elements in its carbon structure. Aluminum induces a blue diamond, manganese contributes to the pink diamond, and traces of nitrogen result in a yellow diamond. The value of a colored diamond is determined by the richness and intensity of the color, as well as its cut and carat weight. While clarity is still a consideration for colored diamonds, it is much less important than in colorless diamonds.
While colorless diamonds have long been considered the traditional diamond of choice, colored diamonds are increasingly popular. They can be striking accompaniments in pieces with white diamonds, or set on their own for an even more dramatic piece. More designers are using colored diamonds and creating unique pieces and discerning customers are searching for jewelry with these unusual gems.
The color rating for colored diamonds reflects the hue, tone and intensity (saturation) of the diamond color. Color valuations, from low to high intensity, are defined as faint, very light, light, fancy, fancy dark, fancy intense, fancy deep and fancy vivid.
Irradiation of a diamond may enhance a yellow or green diamond, resulting in a diamond equivalent to that of a fancy yellow or fancy green color. Although these enhanced color diamonds may appear as beautiful as their natural color diamond counterparts, their pricing is less than a natural color diamond and the irradiated treatment must be disclosed.