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From rare pinks and greens to the rarest blues, purples and oranges, natural colour diamonds have been found in every colour of the rainbow.
The natural physical conditions needed to colour a diamond happens so scarcely that colour diamonds are extremely rare and wonderfully special. Only 1 in every 10,000 mined diamonds will possess some type of natural colour, highlighting their rarity.
The three attributes that affect value are:
1. The Rarity of Colour: The rarer the colour, the more valuable the diamond will be. Some colour diamonds possess a secondary colour that will either increase or decrease its value. For example; a brownish- pink (more pink than brown) is more valuable than a pinkish-brown diamond (more brown than pink).
2. The Intensity of the Colour: The intensity of the colour varies greatly and affects value. The more intense the colour, the more valuable the diamond will be. Intensity ranges from:
Light — Fancy — Intense — Vivid
3. The size of the diamond: If the intensity of the colour is the same and all else being equal, the bigger the diamond is, the more valuable it will be.
Fancy colour diamonds are rare diamonds with natural body colours that are not within the normal D-Z white diamond colour spectrum. Given their rarity, fancy coloured diamonds generally command higher prices than white diamonds. Determining the value of fancy coloured diamonds is, however, much more complex than for white diamonds.
Given their rarity and the opportunity for appreciation in value, fancy coloured diamonds are now a popular investment vehicle, particularly in the current low interest environment. At diamonds.co.nz, we are able to source quality fancy coloured diamonds, whether you are looking to create a beautiful piece of jewellery or are looking purely for investment purposes.
Browse our exquisite collection of natural fancy coloured diamonds, here. Or, read more about specific colours:
Pink diamonds are the most popular of the colour diamond family. From light pastel pinks to deep raspberry, they exude love, romance and femininity. Pink diamonds have been long...
The most widely-known of the colour diamond family, they are brilliantly enchanting and sophisticated as well as being relatively more affordable compared to some of its other colour diamond competition.
Few people have seen a pure orange diamond due to its rarity. These lively and vibrant diamonds are unrivalled. The colour ranges from the colours of autumn to bold...
Green diamonds are extremely rare, and only a handful are introduced to the market every year making them some of the most sought after diamonds in the world. The colour...
The neutral and golden tones of brown diamonds make them a contemporary and fashionable choice. From subtle champagnes to deep cognacs, these diamonds continue to be on the rise.
Purple diamonds are very rare, and are generally smaller in size and found in inhospitable locations – there is no historically famous purple diamond to date.
Purple diamonds are...
Violet diamonds are extremely rare and belong to the purple diamond family. The colour is recognised as a combination of blue and purple diamonds.
In 2016, a Violet Diamond was...
Grey diamonds make a ‘masculine’ and contemporary alternative and are more affordable than its competition. There are no famous grey diamonds to note in history, but the very famous...
Red diamonds are extremely rare and wonderfully unique – very few people have ever seen one in person. The 5.11 carat Moussaieff Red, a modified triangular brilliant, is the...
Blue diamonds are extremely rare and mysterious. Their colour ranges from a light sky blue to a deep ocean blue and is a favourite for colour choice for diamond...
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