The Color of Diamond

When you think about the color of a diamond, you usually think of white.  It is the perfect color for a diamond. Right?  Actually when a diamond is perfect, it is colorless. It appears to be crystal and completely transparent. The color is actually the flaws you see in the diamond. That beautiful white diamond you thought was  flawless, isn’t. But don’t panic.  There really isn’t a perfect diamond large enough to be placed in a significant setting.  The majority of diamonds are white.

Diamonds are colored yellow due to nitrogen impurities that are present when the diamond is being formed.  The more nitrogen impurities, the deeper yellow the diamond will appear.

Diamonds are made of carbon and formed by geological pressure.  The deeper and longer the diamond is buried, the darker the diamond will be.  Chocolate diamonds are diamonds that have been buried deeply for billions of years. They are less expensive than white diamonds.

Blue diamonds are rare and are formed when traces of boron are present during the diamond’s creation.  Boron is a natural element which can be found on rocks.  When boron is combined with oxygen and other elements it forms borates.  Borates are found in many household things including boric acid and Borax.

Red diamonds are so rare that scientists still don’t know what causes it.  They know it is an imperfection, but don’t know from what. Currently it is believed to be due to the depth the diamond is buried.  More research is needed to know for certain.

Extreme caution should be exercised when shopping for colored diamonds. Technology now has the ability to color common gemstones that look like real diamonds.  Know your jeweler. If you find a colored diamond somewhere besides your local jeweler, consider having it appraised before purchasing. It will save you a lot of money and stress.

Wearing a Diamond Ring


A diamond ring should be the center of attention on your hand. There are certain things to consider when wearing a diamond ring to bring that attention where you want it.

Consider the color of the diamond.  If is white, you can wear any color jewelry with it. However, remember to check the color of the setting. If it is white gold, then no worries. Wear what you like.  But if it is yellow gold, be careful to coordinate your other jewelry. One exception to that rule is if you are wearing something that mixes white and yellow gold. Some fantastic looking pieces are mixing silver and gold.  If you have a piece that brings everything else together then go for it. Mix and match all you want. If your diamond is yellow, pink, or chocolate, consider wearing clothing the same color. You will look pulled together and like you purchased the entire outfit just for that day.

When you talk with your hands, that diamond is going to sparkle. It will be noticed by others in the room.  Some might want to see it up close.  How do those fingernails look? Will the other person notice your cracked cuticles instead of your diamond. Get a manicure so that your nails look their best.  French manicures are beautiful and  compliment any diamond. If choosing a colored nail polish, choose one that will coordinate with the color of the diamond. Remember that colors have undertones. Although beige is a light brown, there are several shades because of the undertones. Beige can have yellow or pink undertones. Check out the undertones when choosing your nail polish.  If you are unable to see the undertones ask for help.
A woman who is able to coordinate her clothing and jewelry displays a kind of glow when she enters the room.  She doesn’t have to be the most beautiful woman in the world, but her ‘I have it together’ attitude will exude confidence and grace. This is the woman who will be noticed by simply walking into the room.