Fancy Color Fancy Color Diamonds

While everyone usually prefers a white color diamond, which is the most common, Colored Diamonds are now becoming even more extraordinary and scarce due to their color, which is commonly referred to as Fancy Color. Starting at light fancy (for lowest fancy color levels) and ending at fancy vivid (the strongest and most rarer level). These diamonds are usually rare and come in many colors. The most common is the yellow fancy color. However, you can also find orange, green, pink, blue, red, and several other colors.

What gives a diamond color?

If an element interacts with carbon atoms during diamond creation, the diamond’s color can change. Radiation and pressure on a diamond’s structure will also impact its color as well. Below is a short list of fancy colored diamond’s natural interactions that achieve its fancy color.

The presence of nitrogen can impart yellow or orange shades to a diamond. The presence of hydrogen produces unique violet hues.
Fancy Diamond
Fancy Diamond
Tremendous pressure exerted on a diamond deep in the earth can abnormally compress its structure, thus creating a red, pink, purple or brown stone. Evidence of graining, which scientists believe is attributed to tremendous pressures under the earth can be seen at 10x in many Argyle pink and cognac diamonds. Natural radiation impacting already formed diamonds over millions of years can give them a green hue.
Fancy Diamond
Fancy Diamond

Learn more about colored diamonds at Natural Color Diamond Association.