The Fancy Color Diamonds – Luxury Statement !!!

The Fancy Color Diamonds – Aakarshan !!!

“Nature has given birth to many beautiful creations. Among the rarest are natural colored diamonds. Like pieces of a rainbow frozen in time for eternity, they are hypnotic to the gaze. A natural colored diamond captivates you with its brilliance, fire and color.”
Alan Bronstein

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Recently my quote was there in the article- Colored Diamonds, a special report by
The Art of Jewelry Magazine , APRIL 2015 , The India’s no.1 Jewellery magazine that

                                   Fancy color diamonds, the next big thing in engagement rings”
                                                                        because its rare, precious and uniquely beautiful”
, to add Just as beautiful as we all are individually.

Since the Fancy color diamonds are recently getting popular there are many unanswered queries in customers mind , for that urge I have tried to answer few key questions:

  •  First question which comes is are these color diamonds natural , is the color treated or original?
  • Are they recent discovery ?
  • What is the diff between  color stones and fancy color diamonds ?
  • They are rare so must be beyond reach , then how Aakarshan Made them affordable luxury , check my collection http://velvetcase.com/designers/aakarshan ?

Are these color diamonds natural ?
Yes Natural fancy color diamonds are natural diamonds owes its color from element traces and other natural factors, they comes in variety color Red , Pink , Violet , Yellow , Green , Blue ,Orange , Gray , BlackChampagne , Brown , chocolate so many permutation and combination .. as mother nature loves color . The color intensity is one of the key parameter to decide the rarity and price.

                           

Though ,there are treated color diamonds also, like other gemstones diamond also does go through many treatment , mostly blue ,green and black diamonds in market are treated as natural color is very rare phenomenon to find , so buy certified natural fancy color diamonds like white diamonds, as gemological institute like GIA , IGI always mention that whether the color is treated or natural.

Are they recent discovery?
The popularity of colored diamonds is a relatively recent phenomenon. Yet there is a rich lore of colored diamonds embedded into the overall history of precious stones. Understanding this historical perspective can give us a valuable context for appreciating the rarity and value of the Aurora Pyramid of Hope.
For centuries, fancy color diamonds have been the stuff of legend, from adorning kings to being sought after for their mystical properties as talismans.
Today, because of their beauty and extreme rarity, fancy color diamonds are prized by collectors and museums around the world Color Collectors
Prior to 1900, there have been only a handful of individuals, such as the Duke of Brunswick, who systematically colleted colored diamonds. The first collector of note in the twentieth century was Atanik Eknayan, a diamond cutter from Paris. When he exhibited this collection of diamonds of over 70 different hues at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition, held in St. Louis in 1904, it became the firs public display of an assortment of colored diamonds.
In the last twenty years, several collectors assembled important collections of colored diamonds, which have been exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. These include Andre Gumuchian’s collection of 41 colored diamonds, on view from May 1976 through June 1986. Known as the Spectrum Collections, it comprised natural, intense, and rare color diamonds ranging in size from 0.20 to 6.86 carats, and weighing an aggregate of 63.89 carats. It remained a popular exhibit for the ten years it was on view, and according to Dr. George Harlow at the museum, “At the time, it was the best on public display.

What is the difference between color stones and fancy color diamonds ?

That is one question being mostly asked , and the answer is simple , the difference is same as that between gemstones and white diamonds , the fancy color diamonds owes same chemical composition as that of diamond , and color comes from trace element or other natural factors. Aakarshan even launched a collection using gemstone and fancy color diamonds :

       

Green sapphire with yellow diamonds

    

Kunzite with oink diamond 

   

Yellow topaz with champagne diamonds 

They are so expensive, then how Aakarshan Made them affordable luxury?

Blue Diamonds
In 2010, Christie’s sold The Bulgari Blue Diamond, a ring featuring a 10.95 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond cut into a triangular shape, for $15.7 million, a record for a blue diamond sold at auction. 
Pink Diamonds
Most pinks originate in Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in Northwest Australia. In 2010, Laurence Graff paid over $46 million for a 24.78 carat Fancy Intense Pink, setting a record for a diamond sold at auction.

While pink diamonds were discovered in very small quantities in India, Brazil and South Africa, their color saturation tended to be very faint.
» All of that changed with the discovery of the Argyle mine in Northwest Australia in 1979. For the first time, pinks appeared with more intense saturations, earning the label “fancy”. Their legend grew and they have become prized by collectors and investors alike.

 
Yellow Diamonds
The Sun Drop, a 110.3 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond, was auctioned by Sotheby’s for over $11 million in 2011. The 616 carat Kimberley Octahedron, the largest diamond in the world, is a yellow diamond.

Orange Diamonds
In 2011, a 4.19 carat Fancy Vivid Orange Cushion sold for nearly $3 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong.

ChampagneDiamonds
A champagne color diamond once owned by Elizabeth Taylor sold at auction in 2011 for over $2.3 million.

OMG.. then how it is an affordable luxury ….

 
Just like white diamond solitaires are expensive but small white diamonds become affordable , Aakarshan brought the concept back with fancy color diamonds , as this such a beautiful luxury gift from nature , a jewelry patron who understand fineness would get a first hand experience of first fancy color diamonds.
 
The 4C’s of fancy color diamonds :

Color: 

• Fancy color diamonds may have only one primary color, or hue, such 
 
as blue, pink, green, red, etc. Sometimes, they will have a secondary color, such as yellowish-orange, purplish-pink, etc. 
 
• GIA uses eight primary hues (red, orange, yellow, green, pink, blue, violet and purple) to designate color. When you factor in secondary hues, GIA’s grading system has 27 colors (or color combinations) in total. If a diamond does not have a secondary hue, it is appreciably more valuable. 
 
Light, fancy light, fancy, fancy intense, fancy deep, fancy dark and fancy vivid. 
 
• The more intense the color, the more rare and valuable the diamond will be, making it one of the most important considerations in buying a fancy color diamond.
 
Cut
 
• Fancy color diamonds are cut to accentuate color, as opposed to colorless diamonds, which are cut to emphasize brilliance. 
 
• As a result, fancy color diamonds often appear in shapes other than round, since shapes that are squarer tend to optimize the way color appears in a stone. As the song goes, sometimes it’s actually hip to be square. 
 
Carat 
• After color, carat weight is the most important consideration in a fancy color diamonds. 
• It’s rare to find natural color diamonds in especially large sizes, so prices rise exponentially the larger the diamond is. In this case, size not only matters, it means big bucks. 
 
Clarity 
 
• In the realm of fancy color diamonds, clarity is the least important consideration. Because natural flaws in the diamond tend to be obscured by the stone’s color, a diamond with a vivid primary color that’s visibly included may still end up extremely rare and valuable. 
• With fancy color diamonds, you should focus on the rarity of the color, the intensity and tone of the color, and the size of the stone, in that order, to determine its inherent value. Of course, don’t forget to keep your eyes wide open since you’re likely looking at one of nature’s most beautiful creations!
 

So don’t wait and adorn your first fancy color diamonds,

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