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Fancy Diamonds

Dazzling brilliance. Captivating color. The planet's most valued gems are fancy color diamonds and only one in 10,000 diamonds have a fancy color.

Diamond is the birthstone for April and the gem of the 10th and 60th anniversaries. Fancy color diamond adds a unique twist to your celebration.

Diamonds in the normal color range are colorless through light yellow and are described using the industry's D-to-Z color-grading scale. Fancy color diamonds, on the other hand, are diamonds that exhibit color beyond the Z range. These rare specimens come in any color you can imagine. Red, green, purple, and orange are generally the rarest, followed by pink and blue. Yellows and browns are the most common fancy colors but they're generally less valuable than the rarer colors.

 

With fancy diamonds, their value generally increases with the strength and purity of the color. Large, vivid fancy color diamonds are extremely rare and very valuable. However, many fancy diamond colors are muted rather than pure and strong. Black and deeper colored brown diamonds are also considered fancies, although will generally cost the least of any color, including white. Spectacular prices in high-profile auctions are another factor in the increased awareness of fancy color diamonds. Not all fancy color diamonds command such high prices. Many people consider yellow and brown fancies less desirable than near-colorless stones of equal weight and clarity. And deeper yellows and browns are generally less valuable than other fancy colors.

 

The most popular mining areas are Brazil, South Africa, Australia, and India.