Fancy colored diamonds
The World’s Fascination with Fancy Colored Diamonds
If you love the sparkle and brilliance of a diamond, and are dazzled by the alluring hues of colored gemstones like rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, then maybe it’s time for you to consider a growing trend in the world of jewelry – colored diamonds.
Historically, celebrities, royalty, and other aristocrats have worn these unique gemstones, but times are changing and these rare gifts from nature are rapidly gaining popularity among today’s jewelry lovers as well. Deep blues, rich reds, and glorious greens are the rare and expensive colors that make up the rainbow of what are often called “fancy colored diamonds.” More affordable, and quite beautiful yellows, orange and even brown have won popularity with fashion designers and consumers.
The increased popularity in colored diamonds can be illustrated by the surge of requests for grading of these gemstones at GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the world’s foremost authority in gemology. “Although colored diamonds have been around for decades, the dramatic increase in their place in the consumer market in the last decade is unprecedented,” said Tom Moses, senior vice president of GIA Laboratory and Research.
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