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Natural Color Diamonds

Natural color diamonds are true miracles of nature, formed deep within the Earth millions of years ago. Now, having found their way to the surface, they are visible for all of us to admire. These gems are rare and renown for their beauty, encompassing a wonderful palate of color including pinks, champagnes, cognacs, yellows, greens, blues oranges and even reds.

Each natural color diamond is a unique, one-of-a-kind gem. With the mosaic of colors and play of light, these diamonds exude warmth and sophistication not offered by any other gemstone. This represents the pinnacle of personal expression and individuality.

Rarity and Value

 

Experts estimate that only 1 out of every 10,000 diamonds mined is a natural color diamond. They are the most rare and truly are one-of-a-kind diamonds. Whereas the ultimate value of a natural color diamond is based predominantly on the demand for it, the following attributes effect the value of a natural color diamond. Nowhere in gemology is beauty and value more in the eye of the beholder than in that of natural color diamonds. It is in this world that the true value of the stone will always be exactly what it is worth to you.

 

Attributes that Effect Value:

The Rarity of Color
The more rare the color, the more valuable the natural color diamond. Some diamonds contain modifying colors which can increase or decrease the diamond’s value. The range of natural color diamonds is so broad that diamonds will range from $2,500/ct (left side) to $1,500,000/ct for some colors on the right side. 
Strength Of Color
As mentioned, the value of a natural color diamond typically increases with the intensity of the most prominent color within the diamond. Laboratories grade these diamonds from light to vivid in color.

The Size of the Stone
If the color and intensity is the same, then the larger the stone, the more valuable the natural color diamond.

The Shape
Often, some shapes are more rare than others because of the weight loss incurred during technical difficulties in cutting them, and overall demand.

 

Strength of Color
The strength of color is one of the most important factors in determining the value of a natural color diamond. The value increases with the intensity of the most prominent color within the diamond. In an attempt to bring some uniformity to the industry description of natural color diamonds, gem analysis laboratories have developed the fancy color diamond scale to classify the strength and intensity of a diamond’s color.