Putting A Spotlight On White Diamonds
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For quite some time now, instead of traditional transparent diamonds, coloured diamonds are capturing a lot of attention. Pink, blue, yellow, brown, red purple, green and orange diamonds are in demand these days. Coloured diamonds are breaking sales records.
Apart from all these colours, there are white diamonds as well. Yes, you heard it right. Diamonds in the timeless colour of white are available in the market, though these beauties are rare. And if you get to see these white beauties, you must think yourself lucky.
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Colourless Diamonds Are Not White Diamonds
Most of the times, people use the word white for colourless diamonds, but that’s not correct. Colourless diamonds that fall in the range of GIA D to Z colour scale are not white diamonds. These diamonds can have hues ranging from being colourless (like a drop of pure water) to having tints of light yellow, brown or grey. Colourless diamonds are rare and hence more costly. So, the more colourless the diamond, the more rare it is.
Diamonds With Colour
Diamonds with different colours are formed under rare geological conditions and hence they are scarce and costly. The coloured diamonds fall outside the D to Z range. They are available in almost every colour in the rainbow. Green, orange, purple, red coloured diamonds are rare while brown and yellow are most common. They are followed by pink and blue coloured diamonds. And then there are white diamonds.
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Milky white diamonds are much in demand these days due to rarity. They are found in the Panna mine in India. The colour white does not appear on the colour spectrum as it is the sum of all colours. Also, the white diamonds are not colour graded according to the GIA D-to-Z colour scale as they are not colourless, they are white. The presence of sub-microscopic inclusions scatter light passing through the diamond, giving it a translucent ‘milky’ white face-up appearance. White diamonds are also sometimes called as ‘opalescent’ as the flashes of colour that can be seen when viewing the diamond face-up. In some cases, white diamonds can be compared to a white opal with weak play-of-colour. If you want your bespoke jewellery item get designed using coloured diamonds or a white diamond, get in touch with Prestige Valuations, a leading bespoke jewellery service.