Now a day’s Colored diamonds are most popular jewelry. The fashion for wearing colored diamond are recent trend. It is just started a few days ago when the celebrity red carpet like Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham used pink diamond on their engagement. Where the celebrities go, everybody follow them. These type of colored diamonds do not have celebrities’ price tags. But this does not mean they are fake.
It is believed that diamonds were created two or three billion years ago. It is happened when the carbon found in earth’s surface. By replacing the elements of carbon molecules make the diamond colorful. The heat and pressure are also given for creating the diamond crystal.
The color formation of all diamonds are not same. All the colors are not created naturally. The process of creating colorful diamonds is not easy. The irradiation treatment is also used for creating colored diamond. It also happens naturally. For creating this, gamma rays, neutrons, electrons, knocking carbon atoms are bombarded by the diamonds. This also creates blue or green color. In this process, all the diamonds become bluish-green and black color. It does not create other colors. After irradiation treatment, it is also given heat and pressure to create another color like brown, yellow, orange and pink. Annealed is another way of creating fancy color diamonds. It also provide high temperature and high pressure.
Now I am going to describe about the different colored diamonds.
Green diamonds are created from radiation. It is also rare. There are many reason for a diamond to be green. Radioactive rocks emitting radiation color formed diamonds to green.
Violet and Purple
The violet color diamonds are created from hydrogen impurities. It is also happened for excessive heat and pressure. There is a difference between violet and purple color. The two color nearly same but the violet is more dark than purple. It also comes from different hues.
Among the color diamonds, the deep red is the rarest diamond. It is so much expensive because of its rarity. The deep red created eons that is exerted from its pressure. The process is needed high pressure.
There are many reason for a diamond to be pink. It is little bit scientific. A diamond have many component. The primary component is carbon and less other component are present. For making the diamond pink, at first the carbon and other component are crystallized by pressure then heat. After doing some complex process, it becomes pink.
A pink diamond is only the reflection of pink hue. It is not made from the elements of the periodic table. Some gemologist give a theory that the evaluation of Argyle Diamond make pink diamond.