Fancy colored diamonds

Diamonds of vivid color, which fall outside the normal colorless-to-yellowish color range.

Red and green are considered to be extremely rare colors.

Diamonds of vivid blue, orange, pink and purple are somewhat less rare, while diamonds of a vivid yellow—also called canary yellow—are more commonly available.

Fancy colors can be artificially induced by irradiation and heating.

A fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 7.41 carats, mounted in a ring surrounded by fancy pink diamonds. (Photo Credit: Sotheby's)

A fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 7.41 carats, mounted in a ring surrounded by fancy pink diamonds. (Photo Credit: Sotheby’s)

« Back to Glossary Index
↓