Picking the Perfect RIng for that Special Someone
As with any diamond, the first step should be finding an established jeweller that has expertise and certifications on each of their diamonds.
15:26 14 May 2020
If you are planning on popping the big question and want to choose something unique colored diamond engagement rings are a great choice. In this piece, we will be giving you some back story to coloured diamonds as well as some tips to choosing your own special coloured diamond engagement ring.
Let’s jump right in.
Coloured Diamonds or Fancy Colored Diamonds as they are often called are 100% natural. Although they come in a wide array of colours, from pink and green, to yellow and red, each one is sourced from nature.
Here is a quick look at where each fancy coloured diamond:
Red - The rarest of them all a red diamond can cost millions of dollars for a few carats only. The colour comes from a rare deformity in their atomic structure
Pink - Exceptionally rare, these romantic beauties hail from Western Australia - it is unknown which element causes the soft pink colour adding to their mystery
Purple - Also found in Australia, purple diamonds their unique colour comes from a distortion in the crystal
Yellow - second most common and incredibly popular for engagement and anniversary rings, yellow diamonds get their canary-like colour from traces of nitrogen
Green - these beautiful gems get their emerald hue from radiation that affects the carbon atoms inside the crystal
Blue - Just a touch of Boron and enjoy a beautiful blue diamond. They are extremely rare and sought after by those that can afford their staggering price point
Brown - The most common type of coloured diamonds, brown diamonds are caused by nitrogen as the stones develop
How to Pick the Right Diamond
Companies like Astteria, for example, who possess years in the industry will be able to choose the right fancy colored diamond engagement rings.
Here are what the experts look at when choosing a diamond:
The 4 C’s: What matters for coloured diamonds
The 4 C’s were created specifically to create a standard for every diamond. When they were developed they were looking at the most important criteria for colourless diamonds. Fancy coloured diamonds, however, have slightly different specifications. Let’s take a look at the difference briefly.
In a colourless diamond, the clarity (one of the C’s) is a major aspect of the value and quality of the diamond. Inclusions and other flaws if actually noticeable by the naked eye will drastically impact the cost of your diamond. You do not want to gift someone a low-grade diamond. On the other hand, in a coloured diamond, the clarity is less important. What is important for coloured diamonds is the colour and intensity of the colour.
Colour Range for Fancy Diamonds
When choosing a colored diamond engagement rings for your special someone be sure to request a GIA or other standard in diamond certification. On it, you will find the carat (weight of the diamond), the cut, clarity, and of course the colour.
The range for fancy coloured diamonds is as follows:
Fancy vivid, fancy deep, or fancy dark
Very light, faint
The more deep and rich the colour the more value and expense. Intensity also plays a part in the colour as well.
If you are looking for a one of a kind engagement ring take a look at the fancy coloured engagement rings. Be sure to request the diamond certification paying close attention to colour and intensity. Using a trusted jeweller ask about their selection of coloured diamonds and which cut will provide the best option for you. To choose your perfect engagement ring, visit Astteria.