Before purchasing a fancy color diamond, it's important to have a good understanding of what you're getting into. Here are ten key things to know before making a purchase:
1. Rarity and Value: Fancy color diamonds are incredibly rare and therefore tend to have a higher value compared to white or "colorless" diamonds. The price is influenced by factors such as the intensity of the color, size, and overall quality.
2. Color Intensity: The intensity of color in fancy diamonds is categorized on a scale ranging from faint to fancy vivid. The stronger and more vibrant the color, the rarer and more valuable the diamond. Read More About Color Intensity's Here!
3. Color Origin: Different fancy color diamonds are classified based on their unique color origins. For example, blue diamonds may contain boron impurities, while yellow and brown diamonds have nitrogen impurities. This information can affect the price and desirability of the stone.
4. Certification: Always ensure that your fancy color diamond comes with a GIA Certificate. The Gemological Institute of America is the only source we trust for fancy color diamonds because they are the most authentic and trustworthy certification institute in the world. The report should authenticate the diamond's color, clarity, cut, carat weight, and provide an inscription number to your diamond. Every GIA certified diamond in the world has a microscopic inscription on the diamond itself, authenticating the diamond truly is the same diamond on the GIA certificate.
5. Natural vs. Treated: Some fancy color diamonds undergo treatments to enhance or alter their color. It's essential to know whether the diamond you're considering is natural or treated, as it can significantly affect its value. Rare Colors DOES NOT provide diamonds with treated enhancements, we strictly work with 100% NATURAL DIAMONDS.
6. Secondary Hues: Fancy color diamonds may exhibit secondary hues that can influence their overall appearance and value. For instance, a yellow diamond with a greenish secondary hue may have a different market value compared to a pure yellow diamond. Most popular diamond hue is pink diamonds with a purple or purplish secondary hue. For example Fancy Purplish Pink's are some of the most sought after color because of the sweet like bubble gum pink.
7. Rarity by Color: Not all colors of fancy diamonds are equally rare. For example, red, violet, and green diamonds are among the rarest, while yellow and brown diamonds are more common. Understanding the rarity of different colors can help you make an informed decision when buying a fancy color diamond.
8. Suitability for Jewelry: Consider the diamond's color and how it will complement the jewelry piece you have in mind. Certain colors may work better with specific metal types or design styles. For Example; we set all our yellow diamonds in a 18k Yellow Gold basket, ensuring the beautiful yellow diamond vibrance doesn't diminish like it sometimes can in Platinum or White Gold. The same practice goes with pink diamonds. We always set the pink diamond in rose gold to ensure the sweet pink diamond color projects as strong as it possibly can!
9. Investment Potential: Fancy color diamonds can be an excellent investment, especially for rare colors. However, it's essential to understand the market trends, demand, and potential risks associated with investing in colored diamonds. We recommend speaking with a color diamond specialist who truly understands the fancy color diamond market.
10. Reputable Seller: Lastly, its important you trust the jeweler you purchase from. It is our #1 priority that you trust us to deliver the best value and most beautiful diamond. That is why we never rush and are fully transparent with our elite clientele to make sure they are the happiest with their newest piece.
Remember, purchasing a fancy color diamond is a significant investment, so take your time to gather knowledge, ask questions, and speak with one of our Diamond Specialists today to walk you through everything!