FANCY COLOR DIAMOND

FANCY COLOR DIAMOND

Dazzling brilliance. Captivating color. The planet’s most valued gems are fancy color diamonds.

ABOUT FANCY COLOR DIAMOND

Gem diamonds in GIA’s D-to-Z range usually decrease in value as the color becomes more obvious. Just the opposite happens with fancy color 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.

BIRTHSTONES & ANNIVERSARIES

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.

1 IN 10,000

Only one in 10,000 diamonds has a fancy color.


$71.2 MILLION

In April 2017, the Pink Star diamond,
59.60 carats, became the most expensive
gem ever auctioned.


HOPE DIAMOND

The 45.52-carat Fancy Deep grayish blue Hope Diamond is the world’s most famous gem.


FACTS

Mineral:   Diamond

Chemistry:   C

Color: All colors

Refractive index: 2.42

Birefringence: None

Specific gravity:   3.52

Mohs Hardness: 10

QUALITY FACTORS

Strength and purity of color influence a fancy color diamond’s value.

COLOR

COLOR diamond
COLOR diamond

The most valuable hues are pink, blue, and green. Slight color differences can impact value.

CLARITY

color CLARITY diamond
color CLARITY diamond

Even diamonds with a low clarity grade are prized by connoisseurs if their color is attractive.

CUT

diamond CUT
diamond CUT

Fancy shapes like radiant cuts are commonly used to maximize the intensity of the color.

CARAT WEIGHT

CARAT WEIGHT diamond
CARAT WEIGHT diamond

In pink, blue, green and orange, even fancy color diamonds below a carat are rare and valuable.

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