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Discover The Diamond Colors

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colors are something that has definitely come to the world’s attention as of late. However, until recently, very few people were aware that they came in any other option besides white (colorless). Although colorless stones still remain the most common choice in jewelry today, colored stones continue to rise in their popularity.

So far, over 300 colors and shades of colors have been identified. The shades and hues available span every color of the rainbow! These include blue, red, yellow, green, pink, champagne, chocolate and black…to name just a few of the more popular diamond colors available today!

In the jewelry industry, colored stones are often sold under the name fancy colored diamonds. There is no difference between colored stones and fancy colored stones. The word fancy has just been added by the industry for added appeal. Colors in diamond are becoming so popular, that the industry has seen a marked increase in the sales of colored diamond engagement rings.

Discover The Diamond Colors

Where Do They Come From?

A variety of diamond colors are found in places all over the world. Here is a list of important places and which colors are mined there.

Angola-Yellow and brown shades.

Australia-Produces about 90-95% of the world’s supply of pink and champagne diamonds. It also produces brown and purple shades.

Borneo-Brown, yellow, pink, green and blue.

Brazil-Brown, green, yellow, red and blue.

Central Africa-Olive, black, yellow, green, pink green and blue.

China-Light to medium pink.

The Congo-Brown, olive, gray, yellow, orange and cognac.

Guinea-Yellow and pink.

Siberia-Purple and brown.

Sierra Leone-Yellow and olive.

South Africa-All colors ranging from light to medium. It is also currently the most important source for blue diamonds.

Tanzania-Pink

Venezuela-Yellow, greenish-yellow and brown.

Famous Colored Diamonds

Some diamond colors are so pure, intense and extraordinary that they have become famous. Here is a list of a few of them:

The Allnatt – This stone weighs in at over 102 carats and is a bright, vivid yellow. It was named after its owner, Alfred Ernest Allnatt. It’s most likely origin is the De Beers mine.

The Blue Heart - This heart-shaped diamond weighs in at over 30 carats and is deep blue in color. It is currently on display at the Smithsonian Institute located in Washington D.C.

The Dresden Green - This irregular pear-shaped stone is probably the most beautiful example of the green diamond colors. It weighs in at over 40 carats and is currently housed at the Albertinium Museum in Dresden.

The Hope - The Hope Diamond has a deep blue color that rivals that of a very fine sapphire. It is currently held at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

The Moussaieff Red – The original stone weighed just under 14 carats, but was cut to a 5.11 carat triangular brilliant stone by the William Goldberg Diamond Corporation. It is currently owned by Moussaieff Jewellers Ltd. It has been exhibited recently in Rome and at the Smithsonian Museum.

The Pumpkin Diamond – This vivid, orange stone weighs in at just over 5 ½ carats. It is currently owned by Harry Winston and was worn by actress Halle Berry to the 2002 Oscars. It is valued at over $3 million.