All About Fancy Color Diamonds
“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.” ― Mae West
It's not hard to find someone who loves diamonds. There's a good chance diamonds make an appearance in your jewelry collection. But do you own any fancy color diamonds?
While most engagement rings feature white diamonds, there is a growing request for fancy colored diamond engagement rings! Naturally appearing in nearly every color of the rainbow, fancy color diamonds offer rich, sophisticated colors to an engagement ring.
Psychology of Fancy Color Diamonds
Aside from making a style statement, the psychology behind fancy colored diamonds can add to the meaning behind a ring, too. Fancy colored diamonds are enjoying their time in the spotlight— and we wouldn't have it any other way.
A Perfect Pick in Any Color
Fancy-colored diamonds may be an engagement ring trend right now, but these colorful beauties are much more than just a fad. Colored gemstones have long been classic choices for the discerning jewelry lover, from emeralds to rubies and sapphires. Fancy-colored diamonds combine these gorgeous tones with the classic appeal and high value of a true diamond.
Fancy-colored diamonds let the wearer express her unique fashion sense, highlight a birthstone or anniversary month, and more.
Diamonds in Every Color of the Rainbow
Colored diamonds come in every color you could imagine — yellow, blue, pink, champagne, chocolate, even black! Yellow diamonds are always popular from engagement rings to fine jewelry. Pink and champagne are feminine and subtle options, while exotic colors like chocolate and black are sure to get noticed for their unique beauty and flair!
Natural vs. Treated Colored Diamonds
Many colored diamonds occur naturally due to minerals that make up the diamond stone. However, technological advances have made it possible to recreate the same gorgeous colors at prices that are within reach for every jewelry lover. Either way, colored diamonds are completely unique and individual items.
Psychology Behind Color Diamonds
The impact of colors on psychology is an area of study that is closely linked to the impact of colors on human emotions. Colors are used effectively in everything from branding to controlling public behavior. The psychological power behind colors is fascinating. A colored gemstone has hidden meaning and also hidden influence on the psychology of the wearer and viewer alike.
Naturally colored diamonds, also known as Fancy Diamonds, come in every color of the rainbow and they are exceptionally rare. Blue, pink, red, purple and canary yellow are some of the most sought after colors in Fancy Diamonds. Fancy Diamonds also can come in black-gray, brown and even milky white. Before you buy your Fancy Diamond, here are some interesting facts about the psychology of the color as well as the formation of the stones.
Red diamonds are one of the rarest stones on the planet. These stones are so rare that not much is known about them or their formation. Like pink diamonds, it is thought that pressure during formation changes the crystalline structure resulting in the rich red color of the diamond. Red is the color of passion and love. Fiery, vital and volatile, red is also associated with happiness and health.
Associated with royalty, purple diamonds command noble price tags. Purple is the color of fidelity, honor and courage and the wearer of a purple diamond is thought to have good luck and long life. Purple is also associated with the imagination.
Some of the most interesting diamonds, the color green is thought to result from the irradiation of the diamond while it was forming in the earth. The effect of the radiation causes the electrons in the crystalline structure to change slightly resulting in the color green. Psychologically, green is associated with growth and fertility, with balance, renewal and rebirth.
Fancy yellow diamonds are created through the addition of nitrogen during the formation of the stone. Intensely yellow diamonds are the most common of the Fancy Diamonds but they are still extremely rare. Some of the best canary yellow diamonds come from mines here in this country, in Arkansas. Yellow is the color of happiness and wealth. Yellow reflects an intellectual individual. It is also associated with joy and power.
The Hope Diamond is the most famous blue diamond on the planet. Pure, cool, magically rich and deep, the color blue is associated with purity and wealth. It is the color of intuition and peace. The presence of boron when the stone was forming, leads to stones that range from a light sky blue to a rich deep blue, the color of the ocean. Associated with water and the sky, blue is the color of sophistication and calm.
Pink diamonds are breathtaking in their beauty and they have been known to bring astronomical prices at auction. It isn’t exactly known how pink diamonds are formed but it is thought that at some point during its formation the diamond was exposed to intense pressure causing an alteration in the crystalline structure of the stone. Psychologically, pink is associated with femininity as well as fertility. Pink is a calming color and it is associated with caring and relaxation.
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