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Why Is Blue Diamond Expensive?

We have always thought of diamonds to be white and sparking. However, the fact is that diamonds are available in colors such as black, pink, red, yellow and blue. As a rule, it is said that pink diamonds are the most expensive as they are extremely rare. Blue diamonds are also said to be rare and therefore are quite expensive – though not as much as the pink diamond. Blue diamonds are so rare that only a few jewelers would have had the opportunity to see one. There have been new methods used wherein intensely colored diamonds such as fancy blue have been created. However, the percentage of successful creation of blue diamond is very less and therefore the price of blue diamond is still high.

What Causes Blue Diamond’s?

The blue color present in a blue diamond is due to the trace element, boron. Hydrogen is also known to cause grayish blue color in diamonds while nitrogen causes yellow color in diamonds. Greenish blue diamond’s have been found to contain nitrogen impurities and therefore are said to be responsible for the color of the diamond. Naturally occurring blue diamond is expensive and very rare.

Grading Of Blue Diamond

Blue diamond is graded as follows:
  • Faint Blue
  • Very Light Blue
  • Light Blue
  • Fancy Light Blue
  • Fancy Blue
  • Fancy Dark Blue
  • Fancy Intense Blue
  • Fancy Deep Blue
  • Fancy Vivid Blue

Using Blue Diamond In Jewelry

As blue diamond is rare and expensive, jewelry made using blue diamond are considered precious. Blue emerald cut engagement rings or rings made of blue round diamond will be very expensive and rare to find. Blue diamond is so expensive that one will have to shell out 5 digit prices for a blue diamond that weighs under .25 carats. Therefore blue diamond is not used in ordinary jewelry and is a much preferred option in antique jewelry such as antique engagement rings.

Check the education section for a detailed explanation of the 4 C's.

Learn more about the Diamond's Clarity, understand how the clarity affect the Diamond Prices.
Learn more about the Diamond's Color, understand how a different color can affect the Diamond Prices
Learn more about the Diamond's Cut, understand how the clarity tremendously affect the Diamond Prices
Learn more about the Diamond's Carat (weight), 2 Carat diamond, 3 Carat diamond or 4 carat diamond prices are depending many variables.

Check the loose Diamond Prices

Diamond Registry provides you with a diamond price list which shows an average of the current market pricing trends for wholesale certified loose diamonds.
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