Rare, Natural Fancy Coloured Diamonds are found in almost every shade imaginable and each stone produced is considered ďone of a kindĒ. The conditions required to occur for their creation is almost as mysterious as it is rare. Itís so rare in fact, that roughly only 1 diamond in 10,000 possesses this natural colour.

So what makes these miracles of nature so rare? How does a diamond end up coloured? Natural coloured diamonds are formed through a process that requires the presence of not only the original magical formula for all diamond creation, but also the presence of additional trace elements and distortions to the typical diamond crystal. If an element interacts with carbon atoms during diamond creation, the diamondís color can change. Radiation and pressure on a diamondís structure will also impact its color as well.

The presence of nitrogen can impart yellow or orange shades to a diamond. Boron will impart a blue shade to a diamond ranging from deep blue to sky blue. The presence of hydrogen will produce beautiful unique violet hues. Tremendous pressure exerted on a diamond deep in the earth can abnormally compress its structure, thus creating a red, pink, purple, brown or cognac diamonds. And itís natural radiation impacting already formed diamonds over millions of years that will give them a green hue.

* * Please note that Devonshire Consulting International Inc. does not deal in Conflict Diamonds AKA Blood Diamonds.

 

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