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THE FOUR C'S: COLOR

DIAMOND EDUCATION

DIAMOND COLORS

PALE COLOR

Less Rare & More Affordable

STRONG COLOR

More Rare & Less Affordable

RED DIAMONDS

The rarest of the rare, with fewer than 80 pure natural red diamonds in the entire world. Natural reds range from dark pink hues, to purplish red. The deeper the color, the higher the value, with an average natural red around 0.20 carats, starting at around $100,000 in value.

BLUE DIAMONDS

Blue diamonds are nearly the rarest diamonds of all, with their color being derived from boron being trapped within the structure of the diamond. One in around 200,000 diamonds contain any hint of blue, with even fewer possessing any significant depth in color.

ORANGE DIAMONDS

Orange diamonds represent an indelibly rare category of natural colors, with only a handful of pure oranges being found a year. A rare orange was sold at auction for an incredible £22 million, setting this color in a class by itself.

PINK DIAMONDS

Pink diamonds have long been the popular section of choice by investors and collectors worldwide, particularly Argyle diamonds, from the Argyle Mine in Australia, source of more than 90% of the world’s pinks. With the mine’s pending 2020 closure, these treasures are in higher demand than ever.

YELLOW DIAMONDS

Less common than brown diamonds, but fairly common compared to the other natural colors, demand for yellow diamonds has increased expontentially thanks to their huge demand in China and India for engagement rings and by collectors.

BROWN DIAMONDS

The most common of the fancy color diamonds. Up until 20 years ago they were considered valuable primarily for industrial purposes such as cutting machine blades. Their value has rocketed in recent years due to an upswing in the popularity of “chocolate” diamonds.

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