Coloured diamonds and gemstones – anyone know anything about them?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee

@MrsPanda99:  I think you’ll get a lot of varied answers.  IMO it comes down to your own preference – if you’re looking for something deep and dramatic, a black diamond would be an awesome choice, as would a deep blue natural sapphire.   

Pink diamonds, while amazing, are rarer and very expensive.

Good luck choosing!  Lucky lady!   🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Out of the fancy colored diamonds, black is the least expensive (I’m not sure if it is even considered a “fancy color”)

Next is brown/champagne, the darker they are the less expensive they are.

After that is yellow diamonds, then pink and blue are about the same price-wise and red/green etc go up from there.

 

Pink and blue diamonds are substantially more expensive than normal colorless diamonds because thet are extremely rare.  it is virtually impossible to even find a 1+ct blue, pink, red or green on the open market without a broker. Black diamonds seem pretty common, and I know they are less expensive per carat than colorless diamonds (as are brown and champagne.)

 

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Black diamonds can be cheap because they are often dyed. If they are darker in colour then this conceals flaws within the stone. For example, blue/black sapphires are super cheap. I have a load which I imported from Thailand… the best place in the world for stones, I’m told.

I know much more about pearls than stones. However, I do know that one of the issues with black diamonds is that it’s very hard to tell them from black moissianite, and therefore it’s very easy to get cheated (see my thread on this: how to tell a black diamond from a black moissianite?).

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Not expensive at all it seems actually!  http://www.amazon.com/Black-Diamond-Solitaire-White-Available/dp/B004JXQQHU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378906944&sr=8-1&keywords=black+diamond+solitaire

Looks like they run about $80-100 a ct and they are not graded like regular diamonds (which I imagine is why they’re not sold on bluenile and the like even though they have fancy colored stones.)

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you like pink, what about pink sapphire or morganite?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@vorpalette:  +1, and add barely pink moissanite to the list. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

This makes me think of another question – what’s the difference between a canary/”fancy coloured” yellow diamond and a diamond with a really low colour grade like M, N, or O?

Post # 12
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5508 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  I LOVE BLACK DIAMONDS. Look on etsy or even on Kohl’s website (do you have Kohl’s in Canada?). Jess Morgan got her black diamond at a chain store (I think) and it’s awesome looking. I think you have lots of options. Yay black diamonds!

(PS I got a 1/2 carat black diamond necklace on Blue Nile but I just looked and I dont think they have it anymore … )

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ChicFoodist:  The depth of the color, from what I understand. I think fancy yellow, vivid yellow, etc. are just shades deeper than the pale yellow stones (like z’s for example).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsPanda99:  I know a TON about black diamonds!

ETA: My black diamond is natural, no dyes, no enhancement

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