What exactly are Blue Diamonds? Diamonds can occur in nearly any color,
though yellow and brown are by far the most common. The blue diamond is a member of the Carbon family and is the
hardest substance known. The word Diamond is derived from the Greek word
"adamas" which means "hardest metal" reflecting the property of the
stone. Diamonds with a detectable hue, other than yellow or brown are
known as colored diamonds. If the colour is strong enough, a stone may
be referred to as a fancy colored diamond by the trade. There are
Natural fancy color diamonds and Synthetic Color Diamonds. For more
information on any of these subjects please refer to the Index.
What is the Definition
of a Blue Diamond? Colored
diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the
coloration. The most common impurity, nitrogen, causes a slight to intense
yellow coloration depending upon the concentration of nitrogen
Natural blue diamonds contain the element boron (B) which changes the
conductivity of the diamonds.
Symbolism & Meaning of Blue Diamonds
The traditional properties closely associated with diamonds are
action, passion, and energy. Jewelry containing diamonds are believed to
enhance relationships, increasing inner strength and provide the wearer
with balance, clarity and abundance. It is believed that wearing jewelry
containing a diamond will focus the energies of the precious gemstone
through the gem. The color blue has a Biblical meaning symbolizing
Names of Famous
& Rare Blue Diamonds:
The most famous blue
diamond is the infamous Hope Diamond. The French
Blue Diamond, which became the Hope Diamond, was stolen in 1762 from the French Crown
Jewels during the French Revolution.
There are several other famous rare Blue diamonds including the
Regent (Faint Blue), Hope, Wittelsbach, Sultan of Morocco, Blue Heart, Heart of Eternity and the Transvaal Blue.