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Coloured Diamonds Explained

When we think about diamonds, we picture sparkling white gems, but this isn’t always the case. There are many coloured varieties, which whilst rare, are just as stunningly beautifully as a white diamond. So, why aren’t all diamonds white?

Coloured diamonds are both rare and beautiful and formed exactly the same way that white diamonds are formed, with one important difference. During the crystallisation process, particles of gas and radiation molecules become trapped inside the stone. It is this that effects the colour of the diamond. The colour that results depends on the type of gas or minerals that are present at the moment when the diamond formed.

Pink and Red Diamonds

These are the rarest diamonds to occur in nature. They are absolutely stunning but incredibly hard to find with only 20-30 known to exist in the world. To date, the rare red diamond has only ever been discovered …