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.
Definition of Diamond Color
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 present. 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 heavenly grace.
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.