Most references to diamond color are regarding traditional white diamonds. The D to Z diamond color scale is the normal way to grade these diamonds, with D representing a perfectly colorless, high quality diamond, while Z represents  a heavily yellow tinted white diamond. While this scale is great for ensuring accurate grading on subtle differences between diamonds, it doesn’t work for grading all diamonds. Fancy Colored Diamonds are the notable exception.

What is considered a Fancy Color Diamond?

Diamonds that aren’t on the traditional white to yellow-tinted color scale are fancy colored. This includes diamonds that are tinted with a shade other than yellow (such as green, pink, etc.) or have such a strong yellow color that they’re not able to be considered “yellow-tinted” opposed to a completely yellow diamond.

Unlike regular diamonds which derive their value from a combination of the four C’s, fancy colored diamonds are valued mostly based upon the quality of the diamond’s color. Bringing out the radiance of a diamond’s color requires different cuts, which is why you see more nontraditional cuts in the fancy colored market.

Potential Diamond Colors

Diamonds can come in a wide variety of colors. The more rare the color, the more expensive you should expect a diamond to be. Colors are graded along three axes; hue, tone, and saturation. These axes describe how strong and how bright a color is. The following graph is from Forever Brilliant: The Aurora Collection of Colored Diamonds, and is often used to showcase the complete range of diamond coloration:

Fancy Color Diamonds

Image courtesy of “Forever Brilliant: The Aurora Collection of Colored Diamonds”

 

Natural versus Treated

It is very important to distinguish between natural and treated diamonds. Just as is the case with natural versus synthetic diamonds, naturally occurring fancy colors in diamonds have much more value.

Fancy Color Diamond Value

Many factors go into determining the true value of a fancy colored diamond. Natural fancy color diamonds are a lot more rare, which gives them great value. A GIA report will determine the quality of a diamond and distinguish if it is natural or treated.

For help finding fancy color diamonds of great value in your area, contact Rob Bockstruck today. With extensive experience and great customer service, RH Bockstruck is the perfect diamond concierge service to help your diamond search go as smoothly as possible.

 

 

Rob Bockstruck

Rob Bockstruck is a fourth generation jeweler. Rob offers a unique Concierge Experience and will sift through hundreds of loose diamonds to find the one that best meets your criteria. Contact him for help with your next jewelry purchase at: 651-283-6806.

About Rob Bockstruck

Rob Bockstruck is a fourth generation jeweler. Rob offers a unique Concierge Experience and will sift through hundreds of loose diamonds to find the one that best meets your criteria. Rob is a diamond expert having over 35 years of personal experience and insider knowledge of the industry. He is a graduate of the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is a Certified Gemologist with the American Gem Society (AGS). Rob’s education, background and experience makes him your perfect partner for choosing a ring that will be cherished for years to come.

Today with the changing retail environment, Rob has shifted the focus and direction of RH Bockstruck to an online concierge experience. With over 135 years of experience, the Bockstruck name is synonymous with exquisite and timeless jewelry, high quality, fair pricing and superior customer service. Just like the three generations before him, Rob has continued to focus on putting the customer first with attention to detail and creating memories.

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About Rob Bockstruck

Rob Bockstruck is a fourth generation jeweler. Rob offers a unique Concierge Experience and will sift through hundreds of loose diamonds to find the one that best meets your criteria. Rob is a diamond expert having over 35 years of personal experience and insider knowledge of the industry. He is a graduate of the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is a Certified Gemologist with the American Gem Society (AGS). Rob’s education, background and experience makes him your perfect partner for choosing a ring that will be cherished for years to come.

Today with the changing retail environment, Rob has shifted the focus and direction of RH Bockstruck to an online concierge experience. With over 135 years of experience, the Bockstruck name is synonymous with exquisite and timeless jewelry, high quality, fair pricing and superior customer service. Just like the three generations before him, Rob has continued to focus on putting the customer first with attention to detail and creating memories.

Rob Bockstruck, CRO
Chief Romance Officer
651-283-6806
rob@rhbockstruck.com

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