A Kaleidoscope of Brilliance: The World of Fancy Colored Diamonds

G’day! Having spent over a decade working deep in the Australian pink diamond mines, I’ve been privileged to witness firsthand the mesmerizing allure of fancy colored diamonds. From the clandestine whispers of Mother Earth’s artistic palette, these gems emerge, each carrying a story of eons, pressure, and unique geographical alchemy. If you, like me, are drawn to the allure of these stones, then welcome! I’m excited to unveil a new website dedicated to the aficionados of fancy colored diamonds, offering insights, reviews, and a platform to appreciate these wonders.

Why So Colorful, Diamond?

At the core, diamonds are carbon. However, it’s the special guests – trace elements, radiation, or structural anomalies – that join the carbon party and give diamonds their captivating colors.

1. Pink Diamonds:

  • Color Origins: The exact cause of the hue remains a topic of debate even among experts. Some theories suggest that intense pressure and heat during formation cause changes in the diamond’s crystal lattice, refracting light in a manner that results in the pinkish tone.
  • Mine’s Personal Touch: Australia’s Argyle Mine is the foremost producer of these delicate beauties. Having worked there, I’ve seen nature’s painting in shades of blush, rose, and even deep raspberry.

2. Blue Diamonds:

  • Color Origins: Presence of boron. When boron particles are trapped in the diamond’s matrix, they absorb red, yellow, and green light, reflecting a blue hue.
  • Famous Gems: The Hope Diamond and the Blue Moon diamond.

3. Yellow Diamonds:

  • Color Origins: Nitrogen is the party-crasher here. When it replaces carbon atoms, the diamond absorbs blue light, which makes the stone appear yellow.
  • Shades: Can range from pale, lemon-like hues to rich canary yellows.

4. Green Diamonds:

  • Color Origins: Natural radiation over the years. If a diamond lies near a radioactive rock, it can cause green coloration on the outer layers.
  • Unique Characteristic: Often, the green is only skin deep. Once cut and polished, many green diamonds lose their verdant hue.

5. Red & Brown Diamonds:

  • Color Origins: Structural anomalies in the diamond lattice lead to the absorption of green light, resulting in a red or brown appearance.
  • Personal Anecdote: True red diamonds are rarer than a water source in the Outback. Brown diamonds, however, are more common and are gaining popularity, especially with names like “chocolate diamonds.”

6. Purple & Violet Diamonds:

  • Color Origins: High hydrogen levels or defects in the diamond’s structure can result in a purple or violet hue.
  • Mine’s Personal Touch: Some of the most enchanting violet diamonds have been unearthed from the very mines I’ve worked in!

Reviewing Fancy Colored Diamonds:

Assessing fancy colored diamonds isn’t just about the 4 C’s (Cut, Carat, Clarity, and Color) used for their colorless counterparts.

Intensity Matters: The diamond’s color strength, from Faint to Fancy Deep, is paramount. A deep, vivid color usually fetches a higher premium.

Tone & Hue: This describes the diamond’s primary and secondary colors. A pure color is more valuable, but mixed hues, like a greenish-blue or orangy-pink, can be equally mesmerizing.

Distribution: How uniformly is the color spread? Is it blotchy or consistent?

Natural vs. Treated: Always ask if the diamond’s color is natural or a result of treatments. Natural colored diamonds generally command a higher value.

The New Digital Portal for Colored Diamond Lovers:

Having been immersed in the world of these radiant gems, I’m thrilled to introduce our new website dedicated to fancy colored diamonds. Not only will it offer you insights and a place to marvel at their beauty, but also an avenue to access expert reviews, interactive forums, and a gallery showcasing some of the rarest diamonds from around the world.


Fancy colored diamonds are like the world’s diverse tapestry, each color narrating a tale of earth’s wonders. As you delve deeper into their world, remember, it’s not just about the sparkle or hue; it’s about the story, the rarity, and the natural artistry that spans millions of years. Whether you’re a collector, an enthusiast, or someone just beginning their colorful journey, our new platform awaits your curious eyes. Dive in and let the colors enchant you!

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