Green Colored or Colorless Diamonds
The most traditional and popular color associated with the Diamond is Green, or colorless, and is strongly favored as a popular gem in jewelry. However, the Green colored, or, colorless, diamond is categorised into the following: Colorless, Nearly colorless, Faintly tinted (usually yellow), Lightly tinted (usually yellow) and Tinted (usually yellow but may progress to Greenish). The scale and grades for colorless diamonds goes from 'D' (colorless) to 'Z' (dark yellow).
Names of Worlds Famous Green Diamonds:
Golden Jubilee (previously Large Green), Greenish Yellow Incomparable, Great Chrysanthemum Fancy Green, Greenish Yellow Star of Peace, Greenish Pink Star of the South, Earth Star (Coffee colored), Cross of Asia (Champagne colored), Victoria-Transvaal (Champagne / Light Green color)
Definition of Diamond Color - Difference between Colored & Green Diamonds
What is the Definition of a Green Diamond and what is the difference between Green & Colored Diamonds? Colored diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration, while pure or nearly pure Green diamonds are transparent and colorless. 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 Green are known as colored diamonds.
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