In a remote corner and deep beneath the ragged ranges in the Kimberly region of North West Australia, spectacular diamonds were growing more beautiful as the centuries passed away, the colors began to show. Finally in 1979, the first inkling Diamond mine in the world became known. The Argyle Diamond mine.
Apparently, the Geologists discovered and realized that these precious stones had become colored, even though, the original Diamonds were formed over 3 Billion years ago, It was compression of the Diamond lattice structure by tremendous forces deep beneath the earth is said to have led to Red, Pink, Cognac, Champagne and other colored Diamonds, hence making Australia's soil, bright with fire and brilliance ands color. Intensely colored diamonds are the rarest and most beautiful of nature's gem treasures. Rarity and desire are the two things that set the price of colored diamonds. The rarest and most prized in order are red, pink, blue, green, gold and then yellow, milky white, champagne and black. Values can be 100 times more than that of a white diamond!
Natural blue diamonds are a light greyish blue shade, a more "steely" color than sapphire. The most famous blue diamond is the "Hope" diamond in Washington 's Smithsonian Institute. This stone is steeped in legends. Its last owner was New York jeweler Harry Winston. He purchased it to donate to the Smithsonian. and only owned it for one day.
Green diamonds have comes in contact with radioactive minerals such as uranium. Radiation stains the outside of the diamond, so the cutter must be careful not to cut away too much of the green "skin". Authenticating that the radiation occurred naturally requires laboratory analysis at a leading gemological institute.
Yellow and Orange Diamonds
To be called a Fancy color means the diamond has more color than Z on the GIA D-Z white diamond grading scale. Fancy yellow diamonds come in a range of hues from greenish yellow to amber. They start at similar prices to white diamonds and prices raise with increasing intensity. Connoisseurs in the trade use the term "canary" to describe intense yellow.
A little known and quite rare diamond is a white opalescent diamond. They are a lot less expensive than colorless diamonds, and are a real bargain.
It's often said that it is all in the name, so true, subtle, and mysterious, saturated with rich natural color, that took billions of years in the making, hence offering, these extraordinary, fire-laden gems in various shades from light subtle color to a palette of colors, in between, inspiring, remarkable jewelry making.
It is their uniqueness that these Diamonds are set off brilliantly next to colorless diamonds, with an extra dose of sparkle, dash of thrill, timeless classic, in built versatility and limitless possibilities of innovation.