FUN FACTS ABOUT COLORED DIAMONDS

Diamonds come in all different colors, including red, orange, yellow, green, blue and pink. Natural colored diamonds are extremely rare—this is why the price tag on fancies is so high.

Now, let's get into some fun facts about these rare beauties...

  • Only 1 out of every 10,000 diamonds is a fancy-colored stone. Red diamonds, in particular, are the rarest color according to experts. It's been projected that only 30 natural red diamonds have ever been discovered. Natural red diamonds are so rare that 99% of jewelers in the world have never had the pleasure to see these gorgeous stones.

 

  • Green diamonds are the 2nd rarest colored diamonds, coming in behind red ones. The green color of these diamonds stems from an atomic radiation that modifies the diamond's crystal structure. There are only a few "totally green" gems since most of the green diamonds are only green on the surface or in patches.

 

  • Yellow diamonds are another name for canary diamonds. These gems are yellow colored, but their color is not natural. It's actually caused by nitrogen atoms that have infiltrated the stone at some point.

 

  • Around 80% of the world’s pink diamonds originate from the Argyle mine in Kimberley, West Australia. Out of the mine’s 20 million carat annual output, only 0.1% are classified as pink diamond gemstones, attesting to their rarity.

 

  • Pink diamonds are increasing in value at a rapid rate. Since 2005, these gems have appreciated by more than 600 percent!

 

  • The Hope Diamond, which is on display at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., is one of the most famous blue diamonds in the world. The Hope Diamond garners 3 million visitors per year.

 

  • The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond in the world. The Cullinan Diamond, discovered at the Premier Mine in South Africa in 1905, weighs 3,106 carats.

 

  • The British Imperial State Crown contains 2,868 diamonds, including the famous Cullinan II diamond.

 

  • Black diamonds are not really black, but instead are very dark gray to almost black. The color of a black diamond results from large amounts of impurities in the stone.

 

In conclusion, colored diamonds are a unique, rare treasure to have. If you ever start your own collection or receive one as a gift, you'll be sure to cherish it for a lifetime!