Devonshire Consulting International - coloured diamonds and precious gemstones
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.