FUN FACTS ABOUT GREEN DIAMONDS

 

Emeralds are undeniably beautiful gems. While we don't want to argue or refute that fact, we think that there is a green stone that can compete with emeralds in terms of beauty and value. Green diamonds are those stones!

 

  • Green diamonds get their color from radiation that displace carbon atoms within the crystal’s structure. When green diamonds grow near radioactive rocks, this may happen naturally. It can also be produced by irradiation artificially.

 

  • The intensity of a natural green diamond's hue is greatly influenced by the type and duration of radiation, as well as its size.

 

  • Natural green diamonds are commonly found in South American countries, such as Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana. Additionally, some areas across Africa produce green diamonds.

 

  • Its exotic green color might take a million years or longer to develop.

 

  • The most unusual naturally colored diamonds are purple, red, orange and green.

 

  • Green diamonds, like blue diamonds, form from chemical compounds that give the gems their color. The chemical structure of green diamonds is identical to that of colorless diamonds. Both are a 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

 

  • Green diamond jewels with a pure color are the most coveted and costly among green diamonds. There are diamonds that have a wide palette of secondary hue combinations, which are beautiful but less valuable. These hues include Yellow, Yellowish, Green, Greenish, Blue, Bluish, Brown, Brownish, Grey, Greyish, Grey Yellowish, and Greyish Yellowish.

 

  • In addition, there exists another variation in green diamonds called Chameleon diamonds. Chameleon diamonds change color from an “olive” brownish green to a brownish-yellow or yellow when exposed to heat or stored in darkness for an extended period.

 

  • The world-famous and largest green diamond jewelry, The Dresden Green weighs 40.7 carats. The Dresden Green is a pear-shaped stone with a VS1 clarity grade.