How do Coloured Diamonds get their Hues?

There are so many different kinds and colours of diamonds, and as responsible buyers of gold and gems, it’s important for us to know all of these different colours of diamonds and what they’re worth.

However, it’s important for people who sell their coloured diamonds to have an understanding of why they are coloured too, so that they have a clearer idea of what their gems and jewellery are worth.

White diamonds are the typical ones that we most often find in engagement rings, particularly in Western culture. Coloured diamonds are made in a very similar way, but with one small difference: Foreign particulates get caught in the diamond during its crystallisation process, and this has a profound effect on the final colour of the gem. While trapped foreign particulates may sound like a flaw, we all know that the result is in fact a beautiful and rare gem.

If you’d like to know about the actual process that a diamond endures to come out with different exquisite colours, have a look at this interesting infographic below:


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As you can see, different colours are the result of different processes. For example, to come out pink or red, the diamond must endure intense heat and pressure. Similarly, to become blue, boron must bind with the carbon and absorb red, green and yellow light.

At Liquid Fin, we are buyers of gold who are able to appraise and provide accurate valuations on all kinds of jewellery and loose gems. Contact us today for a full valuation on your gold and jewellery.

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