Diamonds are found in nature in a variety of hues.
The colorless or white
diamond are the most common, while some tinted stones, colored
diamonds, are extremely rare and
valuable. The shades of colored diamonds include yellow, blue, pink, red, green
Diamond Color - Difference between Colorless & Colored Diamonds
What is the Definition
of Diamond Color and what is the difference between Colorless & Colored
diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the
coloration, while pure or nearly pure diamonds are transparent and
colorless. Most diamond impurities replace a carbon atom in the crystal
lattice. The most common impurity, nitrogen, causes a slight to intense
yellow coloration depending upon the type and concentration of nitrogen
present. Diamonds with a detectable hue other than yellow or brown are
known as colored diamonds.
Famous Colored Diamonds
Famous Colored Diamonds are found
in colors such as pink, green, red, orange, black and blue. Some of
the world's most famous diamonds are the colored ones, the heavy Dresden
Green, for instance, and the infamous Hope Diamond. The Hope Diamond,
which is blue in
color, is thought to hold certain negative energy, and many unexplained
deaths have been associated with its owners. The most famous diamonds in
the world are almost always substantial in weight. There are, however, a
significant number of famous diamonds that are not only large but are
also colored. Many of the different colored diamonds are detailed below
and the facts and information about each of the colored diamonds include
an example of a famous diamond of each specific color.
Diamonds are Forever...
An Impartial Guide to Diamonds