What are Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds?
I always say that Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds are nature’s miracles. Born under intense heat and pressure deep beneath the earth’s mantle billions of years ago and brought to the earth’s surface through deep volcanic eruptions by a magma which cools into egneous rocks known as kimberlites and lamproites, these colored diamonds are incredibly rare and valuable. For every 10,000 diamonds mined only 1 will be a colored diamond. Of course this doesn’t mean that it will be a high clarity or saturated color which really puts into perspective just how rare and precious colored diamonds are.
With white diamonds, the less color present the more valuae they posess (eg. D Flawless) but with colored diamonds, the more color they contain, the rarer and therefore more valuable they will be.
Colored diamonds can be found in red, orange, pink, blue, brown, yellow, green, black and even white. The most valuable in order are red, orange, blue, green, pink and yellow.
When you are looking for Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds, you want to look for the highest clarity, cut grades, carat weight and of course strength of color available, primarily Vivid or Intense. Of course some Fancy colored diamonds can be just as beautiful, especially when it is cut in such a way as to maximize the color and beauty.
Cuts that bring color out the best in diamonds tend to be Radiants, Cushion Cuts, Princess and Emerald Cuts.