Whether you want to look stunning in black diamonds or bedazzling in a yellow bauble, you can get a gorgeous engagement ring adorned with colored diamonds. Colored – or fancy diamonds – are extremely rare and valuable, and add a unique touch to traditional white diamond rings.
Diamond colors run the gamut of the spectrum, from pink to blue, red, black, orange and purple. Colored diamonds have impurities which cause tints of color. Even though they have impurities, colored diamonds are extremely valuable as they are rare. Fancy colored diamonds comprise less than 2 percent of all diamonds.
The most desirable fancy diamonds have intense colors and pure color hues. They are ranked by saturation level, with nine options: Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Dark, Fancy Intense, Fancy Deep and Fancy Vivid, with Fancy Vivid being the most sought after and intense level.
Colored Diamond Meanings
Different colored diamonds have different meanings. Here is a rundown of the symbolism of various fancy diamonds:
- Black diamonds were traditionally more common for men’s jewelry, but women including celebs like Fergie and Sarah Jessica Parker are making bold fashion statements with them. Black diamonds exude sophistication and mystery.
- Yellow diamonds symbolize joy, commitment and thoughtfulness. Yellow diamonds brighten up designer jewelry with a radiant glow. Beyonce, Heidi Klum, Penelope Cruz and Carrie Underwood have donned dazzling yellow diamonds.
- Red diamonds are extremely rare and symbolize lasting love and romance. Stylish celebs such as Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie have worn stunning red diamonds.