As you know, a pure flawless diamond is always colorless, but unfortunately, it is not everyone’s cup of tea to reach to those diamonds. And the reason you know why. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t even rely on diamond jewelry. In fact, lab-created diamonds are the best replacement for natural diamonds. Due to its timeless benefits, these diamonds are preferred by almost every potential buyer while purchasing a custom-made diamond jewelry or any ready-made product.
Now, coming to colorless diamonds, these are referred to as those natural gemstones that are void of impurities. However, in reality, such gemstones are unlikely to be perfect. They either come up with different impurities giving rise to fancy shades or color or are simply lab-created diamonds as it is said earlier.
Diamonds occur in different color variants. Let’s check it out what they are.
1. Grey Diamond:
Grey colored gemstones occur in two categories – Fancy Grey diamonds and Included/Salt and Pepper Grey diamonds. Natural Fancy Greystones are extremely rare and possess high clarity due to the absence of imperfections or inclusions. According to the intensity of the color, they are further subdivided into Faint Grey, Very Light Grey, Light Grey, Fancy Light Grey and Fancy Grey and Fancy Dark Grey. In contrast to this, Salt-Pepper Greystones when formed under extreme heat and pressure within the earth, possess the high intensity of impurities. Here, ‘Salt’ is referred to ‘White’ inclusions while ‘Pepper’ is referred to as ‘Black’ inclusions. Such imperfections add an interesting and unique appearance to these included Grey, Salt, and Pepper or Rustic and Raw diamonds.
2. Brown Diamond:
Unlike other fancy colored diamonds, brown colored gemstones are less attractive, because of the reduced glimmer. Earlier, they are mainly used for industrial purposes, but with a significant improvement in marketing programs now they are considered as valued gemstones and are often termed as ‘chocolate gems’. Now, what’s the reason behind its brown shade? The brown shade is the resultant of irradiation or nickel impurity that can be easily recognized through spectroscopic measurements. Irradiation of diamonds is basically done by applying high-energy particles such as electrons, ions, neutrons or gamma rays. These particles generate vacancies or defect in the diamond lattice by ejecting carbon atoms and eventually, by applying heat at 600°C, the brown color is obtained.
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3. Blue Diamond:
Blue colored gemstone exhibits all the same inherent properties of the mineral available in the stone. Due to the traces of boron, the crystalline lattice structure gets contaminated resulting in the formation of the blue hue on the stone. However, just like all other fancy diamonds, these gemstones also hail in ranges – flawless to included and based on its impurities the degree of clarity differs. Well, this can be a perfect fit for your man-made diamond rings matching with her wedding attire.
4. Pink diamond:
It is been said that pink colored natural gemstones are the resultant of enormous additional pressure that the diamond undergoes during its formation. Like other fancy colored gemstones, these stones also emerge in multiple sub-categories that include – graded faint, very light, light, fancy light, fancy intense, fancy deep, and fancy vivid. And depending on the intensity of the hue and the clarity, the price of these gems differs.
5. Yellow diamond:
No doubt, yellow colored gemstones are the most popular color among all other fancy colored natural gems. Just like other gemstones have acquired their color by inhaling impurities, the yellow color is also obtained from the same. Here nitrogen molecules play the role of the impurities that absorb all the blue light, giving a yellow hue to the natural stone.
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The color of a diamond is always graded by internationally recognized laboratories, GIA or AGS for example. According to the grading scale, D, E, F symbolizes the colorless or white diamonds. G, H, I, J refers to near colorless. Faint color belongs to K, L, M category. While very light color and light color belong to N – R and S – Z categories respectively.
So, do you know the favorite color of your spouse? If yes, then what are you waiting for? Reach the diamond stores, we mainly recommend those in Chicago and design your man-made diamond ring according to your desire. Well, Chicago’s diamond outlets possess both natural and lab-created diamonds. Not only this, you will be offered the best jewelry repair services in Chicago. In fact, you may also look for black diamonds to gift something more unique. So, hurry up, break the ice and cut the cake before it is too late.