If you’re anything like us, you already love diamonds of every kind. You’re also probably more than aware of the fact that diamonds happen to be April’s official birthstone. While colorless diamonds are a natural choice for fashion rings, bracelets, and the like, we are really feeling colored diamonds this April.
In honor of the season, we’re here to talk diamonds -- specifically, colored diamonds.
Categorizing Colored Diamonds
Colored diamonds are, surprisingly, relatively rare – only around 0.01% of diamonds will naturally boast some sort of hue. More intensely pigmented diamonds are obviously prized for this reason – how is diamond color defined, though?
The color classification of the diamond will include not only the hue, but also the deepness of the color, as well. Colors can include blue diamonds, yellow diamonds, gray diamonds, mauve diamonds, green diamonds, and diamonds with a pink or reddish appearance, all of which are gorgeous for use in diamond earrings and necklaces.
Clarity will also play a factor in the appearance of the colored diamond – the purity of the stone and the documentation of any inclusions or impurities will take their toll on the value of the colored diamond. “Fancy vivid” diamonds offer the most dazzling performance. When dealing with colored diamonds, more blemishes may be acceptable so long as the “face-up” color of the stone is sufficiently attractive enough to make up for any imperfections present.
While carat size and cut have little to do with the color of the diamonds themselves, they will certainly play a part in the value of the stone. Larger colored diamonds are quite rare and thus highly prized by collectors.
Colored Diamond Education at Jewelry Design Center
One of the most popular services we offer here at Jewelry Design Center? Our loose diamond department helps customers just like you find the perfect stone for their collection. With the most extensive selection of loose diamonds available in the Inland Northwest and competitive everyday pricing, the diamonds we sell come with a 100-day return policy as well as our signature Now & Forever lifetime care plan, ensuring the sparkle of your purchase for as long as you own it.
We also offer our customers a custom jewelry design service, meaning that if you can dream it, we can create it. As one of the most prolific custom jewelry design providers in the Pacific Northwest region, we’ve helped many a patron turn their dreams into reality.
For information on both of these services and more, give us a call: the number for our Spokane store is (509) 487-5905 and the number for our Kennewick address is (509) 579-0456. Getting in touch with our team is as easy as reaching out to us online. In addition to these services, we are also able to provide a flexible financing plan as well as in-house repair services.
With everything you need available under one roof at Jewelry Design Center, why go anywhere else? We look forward to hearing from you soon.