Do you know that Diamond Color is an important characteristic that affects a Diamond’s Beauty!! In Fact, diamonds are found in almost any naturally occurring color, including grey, black, white, yellow, green, brown, blue and pink. And the color of the Diamond is an important consideration while buying a diamond.
Diamonds were formed more than 3 billion years ago, deep within the Earth’s crust under intense heat and pressure and this caused the carbon atoms to crystallize, forming white diamonds. Colored Diamonds are also created in the same way as colorless diamonds, with the exception that colored diamonds undergo unique geological conditions where chemicals penetrate the diamond during formation. This makes these enchanting gems scarce and highly prized, commanding a higher market price.
TYPES OF COLORED DIAMONDS AND THERE SYMBOLISM
Colored diamonds are often referred to as ‘colored fancies’ and it is said their unique colors have different symbolic characteristics. When choosing a diamond for a piece of jewelry, keep in mind that the color of your chosen diamond has unique symbolism and should truly speak to your personality and style!
YELLOW or CANARY DIAMONDS
Yellow diamonds vary in hue and are created when a diamond forms in the presence of nitrogen gas. This color is associated with playfulness, optimism and is perfect for fun-loving and creative people. They are also a color of Love and Devotion and a Ring made up of a Yellow Diamond symbolizes the beginning or continuation of a life living happy and in love. Fancy yellow diamonds, however, are considered a great place to start if you are just starting to explore the world of colored diamonds. The beauty of a canary diamond is that it is common enough to make it affordable for more people, but rare enough that you won't see them on the finger of every young woman walking down the aisle.
Blue Colored Diamonds are incredibly rare and are associated with Royalty and eternity and therefore these blue diamonds have increased their popularity. In natural blue diamond, the blue color is the result of the chemical element boron within the crystalline lattice structure. Blue Diamonds give a sophisticated look and are often considered as an ideal choice for jewelry from rings, earrings, pendants or necklaces. In fact they are also believed to strengthen willpower.
Green diamonds originate from radiation crystal diamonds are exposed to during and after formation. These are extremely rare, and their color occurs after the diamond is completely crystallized, which typically occurs as the diamond moves through the deep underground and passes volcano vents, where it is exposed to direct radiation. Green Diamonds symbolizes youth, prosperity, activity, and life, so proposing your loved ones with a green diamond can symbolize the fresh start of a new life together!
Now Pink or Red diamonds are for real romantics! They are extremely rare and highly sought after by collectors all over the world. Choosing a pink or a red diamond engagement or wedding ring signifies how highly you value your partner and your relationship. While this color represents Feminity, softness and romance, there’s also a touch of mystery in them. The warm hue of a pink or a red diamond goes perfectly with white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or platinum, and pairs beautifully with white and other fancy colored diamonds. These remarkable diamonds both symbolize strength, passion, confidence and power.
The beautiful diamond is formed due to nitrogen being part of the formation process. Unlike, red diamonds, brown color diamonds are available in high amounts. It’s believed that the magnificent diamond connects the wearer with the earth and nature. They can range in hue from light brown to darker shades, resembling the color of champagne. These diamonds gain their color from traces of other elements in the crystal’s structure, The higher the nitrogen content, the deeper the intensity of the brown color. Champagne engagement rings are growing in popularity representing stability, practicality, and dependability.
Black diamonds have become extremely popular worldwide; many people have considered a black diamond to be a less traditional alternative to a colorless diamond engagement ring. The traditional symbolism of the black diamond is passion, action and energy, whereas the modern meaning of the diamond is power, creativity and purity. Black diamonds symbolize eternal, flawless, and unchanging love, making them perfect for a diamond engagement ring. They are also referred to as “carbonados diamonds”.
Just like flowers and anniversary or Birthday gifts, different fancy colored diamonds hold a great deal of symbolism. Instead of saying it with roses, why not say it forever with a diamond? Also tell us your favorite colored diamond in the comment section below.