Natural Colored Diamonds
Natural colored diamonds, also known as fancy diamonds, are a gift from nature. They are exclusive and stones valuable because they are rare, only 1 in 10,000 diamonds have a natural color and is called fancy. You can find a wide variety of colors and shades: from pink to yellow or blue, brown and even red.
We already mentioned in a previous post the four main features of colorless diamonds: cut, color, clarity and carat. However, in the world of natural colored diamonds, its classification is based on the following criteria:
Tonality: The base color of the diamond.
Color saturation: The intensity of the color.
Purity of color: The fullness of color, which means, a red diamond must be truly red, and not contain other shades.
Availability: The abundance in the nature of this type of diamond. The rarer ones obviously reach higher prices.
As with colorless diamonds, it is also very important to consider the inclusions because, unlike with colorless diamonds, they are not easy to identify and can give a unique tone to a colored diamond.
The price of natural colored diamonds depends on the intensity or saturation of color, purity, proportions and size. It is very difficult to identify the degree of saturation and color of fancy and it is very common to use a scale elaborated by the GIA called Colored Diamond Grading Report. In this report, the saturation intensity is identified as follows:
Intense: Diamond with an intense degree of saturation.
Vivid: Diamond of great splendor.
Dark: The color density of the stone makes it seem more dark.
Deep: Greater depth of color.
Light y Very Light: light and very light.
We hope you have learned a little bit more of this wonderful stone that after thousands of years does not stop to amaze us.