6 Things You Should Know About Fancy Blue Diamonds

The term “Diamond”, evokes images of a pristine white gemstone. However, diamonds form in a variety of naturally occurring colors, from black to red. One of the most stunning of these fancy colored diamonds is blue.

Here are six facts about fancy blue diamonds.

1. Natural Blue Diamonds Are Among the Rarest Colored Fancy Diamonds.

Typically the rarer a diamond is, the higher its value will be. Therefore, colored fancy diamonds are worth more than other diamonds. Since a blue coloration is especially rare these diamonds are particularly valuable.

2. Cutting a Fancy Colored Diamond Into a Fancy Shape Can Intensify the Color Saturation of the Rough Diamond.

The more vibrant a diamond’s natural hue, the more valuable the diamond becomes! Diamond cutters are able to use their expertise to identify which shapes will best enhance a diamond to ensure the maximum color and value. For example, fancy shapes, such as a pear, oval, and emerald often bring out the most color for a diamond.

This fancy light blue diamond was cut into the shape of a pear to intensify the blue saturation.

This fancy light blue diamond was cut into the shape of a pear to intensify the blue saturation.

3. Diamond Coloration Can Be Natural or Synthetic.

Many processes can enhance a diamond’s color, from irradiation, where the diamond is exposed to a strong radioactive treatment, to coating a diamond. Additionally, HPHT is another popular way to enhance a diamond’s natural color. HPHT stands for high-pressure, high-temperature where the diamond is exposed to high temperatures to bolster its clarity and color. However, processes performed after a diamond has already formed do not increase the value of the gemstone, as these processes do not increase a diamond’s rarity.

4. Adding Traditional White Diamond Can Improve the Appearance of a Colored Diamond.

When viewed alone a fancy light blue diamond can appear a pale blue. However, the beauty and vibrancy of the blue diamond become truly striking when comparing a natural light fancy blue diamond to a near-colorless white diamond! Thus, you will often see colored center stone diamonds surrounded by a halo of white diamonds.

The “J” color diamond would typically appear white to the naked eye but next to this fancy light blue diamond, the near-colorless diamond appears very yellow.

The “J” color diamond would typically appear white to the naked eye but next to this fancy light blue diamond, the near-colorless diamond appears very yellow.

5. It Can Pay to Get a GIA Certified Diamond.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is the Authority on colored diamond grading lab reports. Therefore, if you have a fancy color diamond, obtaining a GIA lab report is essential to ensuring the color grade is accurate. Additionally, these documents can increase the value of your jewelry.

GIA grades colored diamonds on three key categories: hue, tone and saturation. This GIA chart shows the range of natural blue diamonds.

GIA grades colored diamonds on three key categories: hue, tone and saturation. This GIA chart shows the range of natural blue diamonds.

6.  Diamond Banc buys fancy color diamonds!

Our Kansas City office recently purchased this amazing 0.92CT pear cut fancy light blue diamond. Diamond Banc sent the diamond to GIA on the client’s behalf and offered well above the client’s expectations. We make it easy to sell or obtain a Jewelry Equity Loan on your fancy color diamond!

Do you have a fancy colored diamond? A Jewelry Equity Loan from Diamond Banc will allow you to secure immediate funding without giving up ownership of your jewelry. Start by completing out our online submission form. A Diamond Banc diamond expert will contact you within 24 hours (or less!) to discuss the process and answer all of your questions. You can also schedule an appointment at our private Kansas City office located on the Country Club Plaza by calling 816.977.2677. Diamond Banc offers a variety of options to obtain funding quickly for your fancy colored diamond.

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