In the diamond industry colored diamonds are rarer than colorless diamonds, therefore, the diamond price for these beauties are different. The obvious reason is that colored diamonds are most difficult to find in nature. In addition, if the colored diamonds are found it is usually below 1 carat. However, the range of colors is very wide since the diamonds can be for example black, pink, blue, green, yellow, brown, purple, red or even orange.
When it comes to buying colored diamonds it is first of all not very easy to come across unless you know the right places to go. But before you do, get informed about the diamond price for colored diamonds. So read on to get educated about what makes the diamond price of colored diamonds and what most expensive color to less expensive colors are.
What makes the diamond price?
Diamonds are graded as colored diamonds if they go lower that letter Z on the color grading scale. When the color is lower the way how to determine the value changes. Because a colorless diamond is determined by the 4C’s (cut, carat, clarity, and color). The less color there is in a colorless diamond the more valuable the diamond is, with colored diamonds it is the opposite. Color is even the most important aspect of the value of a colored diamond thus the actual diamond price.
The color of colored diamonds is determined by its hue, saturation, tone, and distribution. The diamond its hue is the most dominant color of the gemstone. Why we say the most dominant color is because a gemstone can have more colored tints. For instance a purplish-pink diamond, which is a pink diamond with some purple tint. But this tint is not the hue, the hue is really the primary color of the gemstone. This hue can be very intense meaning the saturation of the gemstone. If the saturation of for example a pink diamond is very intense the value is much more than a light saturation. In addition, the tone of the colored diamond represents how light or dark a stone appears and distribution refers how evenly the color is spread in the body of the diamond. Thus, the hue, saturation, tone, and distribution are the major players in the diamond price of colored diamonds.
Most expensive colored diamond descending to less expensive colors
In the industry, there are 300 colors identified, however, this number is due to the variety of different shades and hues in the colored diamond. To group the colors based on prices the relatively affordable colored diamonds are grey, brown and fancy yellow. Going to mid ranging prices it can be an intense and vivid yellow diamonds and orange diamonds. A group higher in prices are pink, purple, violet, green and blue diamonds. Which are already very very rare! But the diamond price of a red colored diamond is the most expensive. A pure red diamond almost doesn’t exist and if they do, they are tagged with a very high diamond price.
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