Fancy colored diamonds are known world wide as extremely rare, and thus, are very popular with Hollywood movie stars.
Unlike white diamonds which still exist in nature in large quantities, fancy color diamonds constitute less than 1% of the quantity of rough diamonds manufactured globally, every year, and this quantity is steadily shrinking.
In order to classify diamonds as NATURAL loose colored diamonds, they are certified in a gemological institute such as GIA, HRD, or IGI .
Once a stone has been graded and certified, the natural loose diamond will have its own personal ID which includes an ID number for the loose diamond, measurements of the loose diamond, weight, shape, clarity, polish, symmetry and fluorescence.
The price of a natural loose diamond is effected by the 4Cs: Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat.
Cut: Fancy loose color diamonds (unlike white diamonds) are polished in a different manner than white diamonds. This is done in order to emphasize the color as much as possible.
Color: Fancy loose color diamonds can appear as one primary color, without any secondary hue - for example, fancy blue diamonds, fancy pink diamonds, etc.
When it appears as a single color, the price of the diamond will be considerably more expensive than a diamond with a secondary hue - for example, fancy Brownish Greenish Yellow, fancy Orangey Pink, or fancy Grayish Blue.
The intensity grading system for fancy color diamonds differs than that of white diamonds. Unlike white diamonds, which range from the letter D-Z, fancy color diamonds are graded by Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Deep , Fancy Dark, and Fancy Vivid. The stronger the color - the higher the price.
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Pink diamonds are the world's most desirable of all the fancy color diamonds, and most of the loose pink diamonds are originally from the Argyle mine in Australia.
Every pink diamond discovered in the Argyle mine receives a laser inscription.
Pink diamonds play the role of Cupid among the colored diamonds. The actor and director Ben Affleck purchased a 6.1 carat pink diamond for his engagement ring for Jennifer Lopez.
The soccer player David Beckham bought his wife, the former Spice Girl Victoria 'Posh' Adams, a $1.8 million pink diamond apology ring due to his public indiscretion.
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Blue diamonds range from Light Blue, Fancy Light Blue, Fancy Blue, Fancy Intense Blue, Fancy Deep Blue, Fancy Dark Blue, to Fancy Vivid Blue.
Loose blue diamonds are extremely rare, and as a result, their prices are very high. This is quite evident when you consider how much jewelers Laurence Graff and Lisa Moussaieff paid for fancy blue diamonds at two consecutive Sotheby Auctions. Click to read: what Laurence Graff paid for a 3.73ct fancy Vivid Blue and what Lisa Moussaieff paid for a 39.19ct blue diamond.
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Pure orange diamonds are very rare, and most orange diamonds will appear as a combination of yellow and orange. Usually, this is either Fancy Yellow-Orange or Fancy Yellowish Orange, and of course, in stronger levels of intensity, Fancy Intense, Fancy Deep and Fancy Vivid.
When the orange color appears with no secondary hue, its price rises substantially.
Stephen C. Hofer refers to Pure Fancy Vivid Orange as Pumpkin Orange.
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Natural yellow diamonds are the best known of the fancy color diamonds.
The color scale of white diamonds starts with the letter D, and ends with the letters X-Y-Z. These are the beginning of the yellow fancy color, due to its yellow shade. After XYZ, we have Light Yellow, Fancy Light Yellow, Fancy Yellow, Fancy Intense Yellow, and Fancy Vivid Yellow.
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Black diamonds have become very popular and trendy due to their low price and strong color.
Unlike other fancy color diamonds such as blue diamonds and pink diamonds, the beauty of black diamonds is in their crystal pure color,
Black diamonds are divided into two main groups: natural black diamonds; and heated in rough black diamonds.
The price difference is substantial due to the rarity of natural black diamonds.
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