In the world of gems and jewelry, trends come and go. What was popular last year may not be popular this year. Fancy colored diamonds are hugely popular right now—showing up in nearly every piece of jewelry you can imagine. You’ve probably seen commercials for these stones or seen them on the finger, ear or wrist of Hollywood celebrities. If you have decided you want to get in on the trend and add colored diamonds to your jewelry lineup, what do you need to know?
When it comes to diamonds, the more rare the stone, the more valuable they are. As far as normal diamonds, the absence of diamond color makes a stone more desirable. However, fancy colored diamonds are the complete opposite. The diamonds that are most saturated in color are the rarest and most valuable.
A fancy yellow diamond is one of the more common colored diamonds. Diamonds that have other hues are rarer. This means that a stone saturated with blue, green or pink is especially rare. The deeper the color, generally the more valuable. Even the slightest difference in color can make a big impact on the value of the stone.
Grading colored diamonds is not a simple matter. In fact, the process is more complicated and specialized than grading even regular diamonds. More so than any other stone, it is important to trust a top-notch laboratory for grading these stones. The GIA systems for grading fancy colored diamonds accommodates the fact that each color may have different levels of saturation.
If you’ve decided that you want to purchase colored diamonds—loose or set, you want to buy from a firm that puts quality ahead of everything else. Call or contact us at MID House of Diamonds and let us help you make the right decision. We take quality very seriously—on standard and colored diamonds.