Diamonds with intense colour are classified as Fancy Colour Diamonds. Natural Fancy Colour Diamonds are rare and can be expensive. It constitute less than 1% of the quantity of rough diamonds manufactured globally
The most popular fancy colour diamond is Yellow. Other colours such as Green, Pink, Blue, Red and Orange can be extremely expensive. Intense Red and Orange diamonds are the most expensive.
Grading of Fancy Colour Diamonds
In order to classify fancy colour diamonds as "NATURAL", fancy colour diamonds are tested and certified by authentic gemmological laboratories like GIA, HRD, or IGI .
The information below will help you understand fancy colour diamonds to determine which diamond is perfethe diamond that's right for you.
The intensity and the richness of colour is the most important consideration when purchasing a fancy colour diamond. The colour grading of fancy colour diamond is different than th grading of white diamonds. Fancy colour diamonds are graded in order of increasing intensity from Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Dark, and Fancy Deep. The stronger colour means higher the price.
The carat weight of fancy colour diamond has the most impact on its price and value. Large size diamonds are rare and thus more expensive. For more information, check our carat weight article in our diamond education section.
Fancy colour diamonds are primarily cut to emphasize their colour, whereas, the colourless (white) diamonds that are cut to maximize sparkle or brilliance.
Clarity of fancy colour diamond is less important as against white diamonds, because inclusions tend to be masked by the diamond's colour.
Although, we do not stock fancy colour diamonds, but we can arrange them. If you are looking for a natural fancy colour diamond, please contact us.