An Introduction to Fascinating Colored Diamonds

The pressure is on when it comes to buying gifts this time of year. Our brilliant jewelry gift ideas inspire you to get cracking with your shopping. Today, in our list are enigmatic colored diamonds.

When approaching to buy a diamond, any diamond – colored or regular, basic research is expected and recommended. In nature, diamonds are found in almost every color and hue you can possibly imagine; grey, white, yellow, red, green and brown. And contrary to popular belief, it is actually very rare to find a diamond that doesn’t have any color at all. So, what makes a diamond’s color so important when making a purchase? It comes down to the behavior and physics of light when it passes through different mediums.

Colored diamonds (e.g. black, brown, gray) can negatively affect light absorption, and thus the sparkle of the stone that we see. That is why white (colorless) diamonds are generally more valuable and commonly used in jewelry as they have better reflective qualities. Of course, the exceptions to this rule are the rare and much sought after colors of pink, red, blue and orange.

Tips for Buying Quality Colored Diamonds

To determine what the gem will look like up close, it is important to use some helpful identification tips.

  • Colored Diamond Color Quality

Whether a diamond is pink, blue, brown, or any other color, the hue may vary in its richness. If a diamond is color enhanced in a lab, it will usually have a more vibrant color. However, some gems are created to have a pastel color. With natural diamonds, the majority of colored stones do not have very vibrant colors. If they do, they tend to be more expensive. However, people who plan to use these diamonds to create unique jewelry will find them to be good investments. Yellow, pink, blue, black, and brown diamonds are some of the most popular colors. People who are trying to choose a color should also consider the setting for the stone. Smaller colored diamonds may accent a larger white diamond nicely. The color of the type of setting is also important to consider. Some types of metal may complement certain colors better.

  • Colored Diamond Grade

Colored diamonds are usually assigned a specific grade, which is different than the famous “four Cs” of diamond quality. The color grade refers to the richness of the stone’s hue. Color grades are assigned by the Gemological Institute of America, the Independent Gemological Institute, or the European Gemological Laboratory. It is important to know that not all gems are sent to one of these authorities for evaluation. If a diamond is certified by one of these institutes and has been graded, it will likely cost more than similar diamonds that are not certified. When sellers are not providing certified gems, another way to see a better picture of the stone’s color quality is to ask for a multi-angle video rather than several still photos.

Remember, for every 10,000 carats of white diamonds mined each year there are only 5-10 carats of colored diamonds found. Colored diamonds evoke a sense of romance and luxury. Their scarcity and stunning beauty make them spectacular additions to any collection.

Our Scintillating Collection of Colored Diamonds

This stylish Diamond Pendant displays forty sparkling diamonds in 18K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.30-0.38 Carats. The pendant comes finished with an 18 inch 18K White Gold Cable Link Chain. The Diamond is SI2 - I1 clarity and I-J color.
This stylish Diamond Pendant displays forty sparkling diamonds in 18K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.30-0.38 Carats. The pendant comes finished with an 18 inch 18K White Gold Cable Link Chain. The Diamond is SI2 – I1 clarity and I-J color.

 

This endearing Diamond Circle Heart Three Tone Pendant showcases eleven gleaming Diamonds prong set in 18K Pink, Yellow and White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.02-0.07 Carats. The chic Pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 18K White Gold Singapore Chain. The Diamond is SI2 - I1 clarity and H-I color.
This endearing Diamond Circle Heart Three Tone Pendant showcases eleven gleaming Diamonds prong set in 18K Pink, Yellow and White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.02-0.07 Carats. The chic Pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 18K White Gold Singapore Chain. The Diamond is SI2 – I1 clarity and H-I color.

 

These extraordinary Diamond Earrings showcase eighteen dazzling Diamonds each prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.10-0.14 Carats. Have all the eyes follow you with these sparkling earrings. The Diamond is SI2 - I1 clarity and I-J color
These extraordinary Diamond Earrings showcase eighteen dazzling Diamonds each prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.10-0.14 Carats. Have all the eyes follow you with these sparkling earrings. The Diamond is SI2 – I1 clarity and I-J color.

 

This amazing Two-Tone Diamond Ring showcases twenty-five sparkling diamonds prong set in 14K White and Yellow Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.16-0.21 Carats. The white and yellow gold combination looks absolutely marvelous. The Diamond is SI2 - I1 clarity and I-J color.
This amazing Two-Tone Diamond Ring showcases twenty-five sparkling diamonds prong set in 14K White and Yellow Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.16-0.21 Carats. The white and yellow gold combination looks absolutely marvelous. The Diamond is SI2 – I1 clarity and I-J color.

 

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A Reliable Guide on Buying Sapphire Jewelries

Instantly recognizable, sapphire is one of the hardest mineral found on earth with typically a rich blue color. Other colors include pink, white, and red (which are rubies). Sapphire is also the birthstone of September. This gemstone symbolizes purity, loyalty, and trust. With its alluring blue color, notable clarity and hardness, sapphire is the one of the most popular gemstones. Natural and lab-created sapphire jewelries make for impressive gifts to give your loved ones.

A Brief History

It is believed by many that sapphire derived its name from the Greek word ‘sapheiros’ which means blue. In the 13th century, it was said that if a person was untrue to their partner, the sapphire ring they wore would change color. So sapphires used to be a test of fidelity which made them a favorite with erstwhile kings and clergy.  Later, in the 18th and 19th centuries, diamonds from South America and Africa were available in plenty and hence their prices declined. This led many to conclude that sapphires, rubies, and emeralds were more valuable and rare than diamonds.  As a result, engagement rings with colored gemstones such as sapphire were more valued.

The most famous royal blue sapphire engagement ring in modern history was of Princess Diana’s sapphire ring, which Prince Harry gave to his fiancée, Catherine Middleton on their engagement. This ring features a 12 carat oval, blue diamond surrounded by a halo of 14 solitaire diamonds and is revered all over the world.

Along with being romantic symbols of commitment, sapphires are also said to boost productivity and keep the wearer from negative thoughts.

Today, young couples buy sapphire jewelry because of these very qualities like sincerity, truth, faithfulness and nobility. Blue, pink, or yellow, you get all the sapphire jewelry designs at MySolitaire.

4Cs of Sapphire

  • Color

A sapphire’s worth is determined by a combination of hue, tone and saturation. Hue is your first impression of a gem’s basic color. Tone is the darkness or lightness of a color. Saturation is a color’s strength or intensity.

The most highly valued blue sapphires will be cornflower blue in color without any modifying colors, such as gray, green or black. The saturation should be as strong as possible without darkening the tone. Also, it is important to examine a stone from all angles to determine the presence or degree of zoning (unattractive colors) before making a purchasing decision. Go for sapphires that aren’t blue as they are a great option if you want the unique appeal of a colorful center stone for a lesser price.

  • Cut

The stone’s cut isn’t as important as the cut of a diamond as it’s difficult to notice inclusion on darker gemstones. Asterism in a sapphire will only be revealed if the stone is cut as a cabochon. Look for a cabochon with a symmetrical outline and a star that’s centered when the gem rests on its base. The dome of the cabochon should be a bit high—about two-thirds of the stone’s width—to focus the star sharply. An oval-cut one has an inherited feel, while a round bezel setting gives off a contemporary touch.

  • Clarity

Sapphires with extremely high clarity are rare. So, need not to worry looking for a flawless stone as long as there aren’t major dark inclusions. Besides, the price comes down significantly with more inclusions on the gemstone.

  • Carat

Sapphires can range in size from a few points to hundreds of carats. Generally, blue sapphires weigh less than 5 carats as large sapphires are exceedingly rare.

Treatment

Heating is one common treatment, particularly for blue sapphires. The results are stable and durable, and heat-treated blue sapphires typically retain their enhanced effects permanently. Because of this, the practice is commonly accepted in the colored stone market.

Look for sapphires with beautiful, custom designed settings done by our artisans!

This beautiful Natural Blue Sapphire ring displays a vivid trillion shaped Natural Blue Sapphire flashing thirty-six dazzling Diamonds prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.24 Carats. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.92 Carats. A ring ideal to compliment you. The Total Gold Weight of the Ring is 5.01 Grams.
This beautiful Natural Blue Sapphire ring displays a vivid trillion shaped Natural Blue Sapphire flashing thirty-six dazzling Diamonds prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.24 Carats. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.92 Carats. A ring ideal to compliment you. The Total Gold Weight of the Ring is 5.01 Grams.

 

This majestic Pink Sapphire Solitaire Scroll Pendant displays an AAA quality Pear-shaped Pink Sapphire prong set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.51-0.56 Carats. This pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K Yellow Gold Singapore Chain.
This majestic Pink Sapphire Solitaire Scroll Pendant displays an AAA quality Pear-shaped Pink Sapphire prong set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.51-0.56 Carats. This pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K Yellow Gold Singapore Chain.

 

This startling White Sapphire and Diamond Ring beholds an AAA quality emerald-cut White Sapphire, accented with 34 enticing Diamonds prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.65 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.40 Carats. Wear this ring for a flash of exuberance.
This startling White Sapphire and Diamond Ring beholds an AAA quality emerald-cut White Sapphire, accented with 34 enticing Diamonds prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.65 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.40 Carats. Wear this ring for a flash of exuberance.

 

This one-of-a-kind Blue Sapphire Earrings behold two oval shaped Blue Sapphires, bedecked with ten shimmering Diamonds each prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1. 34 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.10 Carats. Stunning earrings to verve-up your look.
This one-of-a-kind Blue Sapphire Earrings behold two oval shaped Blue Sapphires, bedecked with ten shimmering Diamonds each prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1. 34 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.10 Carats. Stunning earrings to verve-up your look.

 

This is a beautiful solitaire blue sapphire pendant with a VS quality diamond accent. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.59 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.03 Carats. The pendant comes finished with a 18K White Gold Singapore Chain.
This is a beautiful solitaire blue sapphire pendant with a VS quality diamond accent. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.59 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.03 Carats. The pendant comes finished with a 18K White Gold Singapore Chain.

 

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