All About Green Diamonds

Natural green diamonds are a fascinating and rare category of colored diamonds. Their green color is caused by exposure to natural radiation over millions of years during their formation process. Green diamonds can exhibit a wide range of hues, read all about the hues & secondary colors here

Green diamonds are known for their unique and captivating beauty. The color tone is warm, vibrant, and captivating. The green hue can be and should be evenly distributed throughout the diamond, resulting in a mesmerizing play of color and light. 

Green diamonds are the hardest diamond to cut because of their unique crystal structure and color. The green color in diamonds is caused by natural radiation, which causes distortions and defects in the crystal lattice. This makes green diamonds extremely difficult to cut and polish because of their inherent flaws making the diamond more brittle and prone to fracturing than other diamonds due to their internal flaws during the manufacturing process.

In order to successfully cut and polish a green diamond, a highly skilled diamond cutter must carefully analyze the stone's structure and plan the cutting process accordingly, taking into account the stone's unique flaws and color distribution. It can take many months or even years to cut and polish a single green diamond to achieve maximum brilliance and beauty, making them some of the most valuable and rare gems in the world.

Due to their rarity and distinctiveness, green diamonds are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. The scarcity of natural green diamonds contributes to their high value and makes them prized possessions in the world of gemstones. The most valuable green diamonds are those with GIA Certified Fancy Intense or Vivid Green (without any secondary colors), and even more exclusive a green with high clarity. 

Recently, there has been a huge demand in natural green diamonds. Due to Ben Affleck proposing to Jennifer Lopez with an 8 Carat  Green Diamond Cushion. Read all about what we think about the ring here!

The rarest green diamonds are those with intense and vivid green colors, free from any secondary hues or undertones. Among the rarest green diamonds are the "Fancy Vivid Green" diamonds, which exhibit the highest level of color saturation and are extremely scarce. These diamonds are highly sought after and command premium prices in the market.

Green diamonds can become more affordable and attainable wearable in fun everyday jewelry pieces when combined with overtones such as yellow-green diamonds. See color chart below made by the GIA. The lightest shade being faint and going all the way up to vivid yellow-green. 


Green Diamond Hues GIA


One of the most famous and valuable green diamonds is the Dresden Green Diamond. It is a historic diamond with a rare, intense green color, and it weighs approximately 41 carats. The Dresden Green Diamond is showcased in the Dresden Castle in Germany and is regarded as one of the most unique green diamonds in the world.

Dresden Green Diamond

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Another notable green diamond is the Aurora Green Diamond. It is a vivid green diamond weighing around 5.03 carats. The Aurora Green Diamond gained attention in 2016 when it was sold at Christies Auction for a record-breaking price of $16.8 Million over $3.3 million per carat. Highlighting the rarity and desirability of high-quality green diamonds. Since then we haven't seen another green like it come to any auction house. 

Aurora Green Diamond-Christies Auction House

Photo Credit: CHRISTIE'S 



Green Diamond Earrings
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As the holiday season approaches, what better way to celebrate the spirit of giving than with the timeless elegance of color diamond jewelry? Dazzling and distinctive, color diamonds add a touch of rarity and sophistication to any piece, making them the perfect gifts for those who appreciate the extraordinary.

In this holiday gift guide, we explore the enchanting world of color diamond jewelry, offering a curated selection of exquisite pieces that will not only captivate the eyes but also create cherished memories for your loved ones. Whether you're searching for a show-stopping necklace, a pair of elegant earrings, or a statement ring, our guide is your gateway to finding the ideal color diamond creation that will make this holiday season truly unforgettable.

Color Diamond Studs

Color diamond studs make fantastic holiday gifts for a few practical reasons. Firstly, they're just plain beautiful and add a touch of class to any outfit. The range of colors available means you can choose something that matches the recipient's style. Whether it's a classic yellow diamond, a bubblegum pink shade, there's something for everyone. Diamond studs are also durable and versatile, making them suitable for everyday wear, so the recipient can enjoy them long after the holidays. Overall, the combination of beauty, personalization, durability, and versatility makes color diamond studs a great and practical holiday present.

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Color Diamond Stackable Bands

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these bands carry significant symbolism, representing enduring love and commitment with their continuous circle of diamonds. The versatility lies in the variety of available colors, allowing for a personalized touch that aligns with the recipient's taste and style. Unlike traditional diamond bands, the introduction of colored diamonds adds a contemporary and distinctive element to the jewelry, making it a standout accessory. The timeless design of diamond eternity bands ensures their suitability for both casual and formal occasions, contributing to their practicality and enduring charm. In summary, the combination of symbolic meaning, personalization, uniqueness, and timeless design renders color diamond eternity bands a thoughtful and appreciated holiday gift.

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Color Diamond Necklaces

These color diamond necklaces carry an undeniable touch of elegance. From a diamond heart pendant, to a stunning yellow diamond tennis necklace, the range is diverse enough to cater to different tastes. The beauty of colored diamonds adds a unique charm, allowing you to select a hue that perfectly complements the recipient's style. It's a thoughtful way to show you know their preferences, and the infusion of color gives these pieces a modern twist, making them stand out in the jewelry collection. If you're aiming for a gift that's both refined and adaptable, a color diamond necklace is a solid choice for the holiday season.

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Green Diamond Rings

Green diamond rings have been making waves, emerging as best-sellers and gaining popularity, partly thanks to iconic figures like Jennifer Lopez flaunting a stunning green diamond engagement ring. It's not just about the trend, though; green diamonds bring a refreshing twist to the classic ring. Whether it's a solitaire or a more intricate design, the vibrant green hue adds a unique touch, making it a standout piece in any collection. Beyond the aesthetics, the rising popularity of green diamond rings makes them a thoughtful and on-trend choice for a holiday surprise. So, if you're looking for a gift that combines elegance with a touch of celebrity-inspired style, a green diamond ring might just be the perfect holiday present.

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Color Diamond Bracelets

Whether you go for a mixed-shape design or a classic tennis bracelet, these pieces bring a touch of sophistication and sparkle to any wrist. The mixed shapes add a contemporary flair, making the bracelet stand out, while a regular tennis bracelet exudes timeless elegance. The versatility of color diamonds allows you to tailor the bracelet to the recipient's style, whether they prefer a modern edge or a more traditional look

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