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Ooh! Fancy That!

Ooh! Fancy That!

Fancy Coloured Diamonds: A Journey Through History and Value

Hello, fabulous friends! Today, we're diving into the captivating world of fancy coloured diamonds. These natural wonders have mesmerised people for centuries with their vibrant hues and stunning brilliance. From their rich history to their extraordinary value, fancy coloured diamonds are a testament to nature's artistic prowess and humanity's enduring fascination with beauty. Join us as we explore the allure of these remarkable gems just as Lab Grown Diamonds are allowing everyone to access them.

A Brief History of Fancy Coloured Diamonds

Ancient Beginnings

Fancy coloured diamonds have been treasured since ancient times. Historical records indicate that coloured diamonds were highly prized in ancient India, where they were believed to possess mystical powers and were often used in religious ceremonies.

Renaissance to Modern Times

During the Renaissance, coloured diamonds began to make their way to Europe, capturing the hearts of royalty and nobility. The Florentine Diamond, a legendary yellow diamond, was one of the first coloured diamonds to gain fame in Europe. By the 20th century, the discovery of new diamond mines, especially in South Africa, brought more fancy coloured diamonds into the limelight.

Celebrities and Coloured Diamonds

In recent decades, fancy coloured diamonds have become synonymous with celebrity glamour. Stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lopez, and Beyoncé have all sported stunning coloured diamonds, further elevating their status and desirability. These high-profile endorsements have cemented fancy coloured diamonds as symbols of luxury and elegance.

The Science Behind the Sparkle

Fancy coloured diamonds get their vibrant hues from the presence of certain trace elements or structural anomalies within the diamond lattice. Here’s a quick look at what gives these diamonds their distinct colours:

  • Yellow: Presence of nitrogen.
  • Blue: Presence of boron.
  • Pink and Red: Structural distortions during the diamond's formation.
  • Green: Natural radiation exposure.
  • Purple, Orange, and Brown: Combination of various elements and structural anomalies.

Value and Rarity

Fancy coloured diamonds are among the rarest gemstones on the planet. Their value is determined by several factors, including colour, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Among these, the intensity and saturation of the colour play a significant role in determining the diamond’s value. Here are some of the most prized colours:

  • Red: The rarest and often the most expensive.
  • Blue: Extremely rare and highly valued.
  • Pink: Popular and increasingly rare, driving up their value.
  • Green: Rare and highly sought after.
  • Yellow: More common but still valuable, especially in intense shades.

Famous Fancy Coloured Diamonds

The Hope Diamond

Perhaps the most famous blue diamond in the world, the Hope Diamond weighs 45.52 carats and is known for its deep blue hue and storied past filled with legends of curses and intrigue.

The Pink Star

The Pink Star is a stunning 59.60-carat pink diamond that holds the record for the highest price ever paid for a diamond at auction, selling for $71.2 million.

The Dresden Green

This 41-carat green diamond is one of the most famous and rarest green diamonds in existence, known for its remarkable size and colour.

The Graff Pink

A 24.78-carat pink diamond, the Graff Pink is celebrated for its exquisite colour and clarity, fetching $46 million at auction.

The Modern Appeal

Today, fancy coloured diamonds continue to captivate collectors and jewellery enthusiasts. Their unique colours make them perfect for creating one-of-a-kind pieces that stand out.

At KJJ Diamonds, we are proud to offer a curated selection of exquisite fancy coloured Lab Grown diamonds, each chosen for its exceptional beauty and quality.

A Kaleidoscope of Beauty

Fancy coloured diamonds are nature's masterpieces, each one telling a unique story through its vibrant hues and sparkling facets. From their ancient origins to their modern-day allure, these gems are a testament to the timeless appeal of natural beauty. Whether you're drawn to the fiery intensity of a red diamond or the serene depths of a blue one, fancy coloured diamonds offer a kaleidoscope of options for those seeking something truly extraordinary.

Lab Growns have opened the magic of fancy coloured diamonds up to everyone. Let us help you find the perfect gem that not only matches your style but also celebrates the rich history and unmatched wonder of these incredible stones.

Stay radiant, The KJJ Diamonds Team

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