Types of Diamonds

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Not all diamonds are created equal, but when most people think about diamond differences, they only consider the 4C’s –cut, clarity, carat, color.

But the diamond classification system separates diamonds on their physical and chemical properties, as well as by evaluating atomic makeup of diamond.  Only 20% of diamonds is used as gemstones

Here you can see list of diamond types in existence

  • White Diamonds
  • Champagne Diamonds
  • Pink Champagne Diamonds
  • Yellow Diamonds
  • Blue Diamonds
  • Green Diamonds
  • Purple Diamonds
  • Synthetic Diamonds

White Diamonds – This type of diamond is most used for gifts and wedding & engagement jewelry. It is found in different parts of the world with different shapes and sizes.

Blue Diamonds –Blue diamonds are very expensive and extremely rare to find. In recent years, there is way to custom develop a blue fancy diamond. Fancy blue diamonds are now available in a wide range of shades, ranging from sky blue to sapphire.

Pink Champagne Diamonds – These are attractive champagne diamonds that tend to have a secondary pink color. These varieties of diamonds normally command a higher price per carat compared to champagne diamonds and display slight to bold flashes of light.

Yellow Diamonds – Also called canary diamonds, yellow diamonds are available in a wide range of shades ranging from rich canary colors to light yellow. As they often say, the more yellow the diamond, the more expensive it becomes.

Orange Diamonds – Orange diamonds are energetic and vibrant in nature. These diamonds usually represent creativity and success. They come in a wide range of variety ranging from fancy orange diamonds to vivid orange diamonds.

Synthetic Diamonds – These are man-made diamonds that are created in a lab. They are not considered as rare or valuable as real diamonds, but still tend to be fairly expensive.

Purple diamonds – Purple diamonds are definitely natural, assuming no one artificially enhanced the diamond and influenced the color. In order that we can classify the stones, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) developed a uniform list of 12 main colors. Most Purple diamonds come from mines in Australia, such as the Argyle mine.

Green Diamonds – The Natural green diamond, which probably originated in the Kollur mine in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.

Here is a list of countries where most diamonds are found:

  • India
  • Ghana
  • Namibia
  • Angola
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Botswana

 

For more info, visit diamondhedge.com.  Diamond Hedge is the first diamond price comparison site for mobile, tablet and desktop.

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