The vast majority of brides decide to wear white on their wedding day. Blending in with the white dress has been the diamond ring, usually encrusted with the colorless diamond. However, the times they are a changin’. How about adding a little color to your big day ensemble? Try adding a touch of color (and a ton of class) with a natural fancy-color diamond engagement or wedding ring.
Fancy Color Diamonds
Did you know that colored diamonds are actually rarer than their colorless counterparts? How much rarer, you ask? Try 10,000 times.
Available in pink, red, blue, violet, purple, green, orange, yellow, gray, chameleon, champagne, gray, black, and white, every stone is unique and every color comes in nine intensity levels. With over 90 hues to choose from, the selection is virtually infinite. Even more, each colored diamond comes in a primary color, but may also have a secondary, or even a third color.
Given their rarity, colored diamonds are, as a rule, priced more highly than colorless diamonds, with a loose pink diamond being the most sought after of stones, closely followed by yellow diamonds. Other rare colors include red, blue, violet, purple, and green.
The Celeb Factor
Fancy color diamonds have been getting a lot of exposure as of late thanks to celebrities who have taken a liking to these magnificent gems. When Jennifer Lopez married Marc Anthony, she was wearing a $4 million, 14-carat solitaire blue diamond ring. Kate Hudson wore a $200,000, 9-carat emerald-cut blue diamond engagement ring from her now husband, Matthew Bellamy. And Mariah Carey’s 17-carat, emerald-cut, pink-center diamond surrounded by 58 pink diamonds and two half-moon diamonds cost fiancé Nick Cannon $2.5 million. The list goes on, but the fact is that colored diamond engagement rings are red-hot among the celeb set.
Accessible to Everyone
Don’t let the price tags of these famous rings scare you; there are different colors, sizes, and intensities of colored diamonds that are well within the budget of most mortals.
Guest post by Leibish & Co. Diamonds, fancydiamonds.net.