Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds
In nature, diamonds are
rarely found with any natural color- other then pale yellow or
brown. In fact, statistically a “fancy colored” diamond
is discovered in one out of 10,000 diamond crystals that come
out of the ground. Diamonds exist in every color of the rainbow,
some of which are among the most valuable diamonds in history.
| Diamond color and value
Normally diamonds are graded on
a scale from D to Z, D being the whitest, and Z having a pale yellow
or brown tint. If a diamond's color falls out of the normal color
range of D to Z, then it is considered a fancy color. Yellow (Canary
yellow), Orange, Green, brown, black, Blue, purple, and Red are
some of the thousands of different colored diamonds found in nature.
These diamonds are graded on a fancy colored diamond scale:
* Very Light
* Fancy Light
* Fancy Intense
* Fancy Vivid
* Fancy Deep
* Fancy Dark
When considering a natural fancy colored diamond there are unique
factors to keep in mind that are quite different from white diamonds.
Generally, color saturation and intensity plays a more important
role then clarity when determining desirability and dollar value.
In other words, unlike white diamonds, small differences in clarity
do not have such a large impact on fancy colored diamond prices.
Colored diamonds are not cut to the same proportions white diamonds
are. While both white diamonds and colored diamonds are cut to maximize
brilliance and sparkle, maximizing color intensity is first priority
with colored diamonds.
All Fancy colored diamonds sold by NY Diamond Traders are accompanied
with a GIA grading laboratory report guaranteeing the color as natural.
Synthetic or Lab "irradiated" diamonds are less desirable and trade
for far less then Natural Colored diamonds.
Setting your Fancy Colored Diamond
Colored diamonds should
be set in jewelry that brings out its color. Fancy Yellows are most
often set in 18 karat yellow gold prongs in either platinum or gold.
We prefer to use no less then colorless D, E or F color diamonds
as side stones to better contrast the yellow color center stone.
We will design and build an exquisitely custom hand made piece around
the diamond you choose. Please speak to our diamond experts with
any questions or call us to arrange a private viewing of one of
the finest collections of Natural Fancy Yellow Diamonds.