How do diamonds get their color?
Updated: Apr 15, 2021
Natural Colored diamonds are created in the same fashion as white diamonds, with one unique difference. When foreign particulates are trapped during the crystallization process from which diamonds are formed, it affects and alters the chemical process and changes the outcome. The result is a beautiful, rare, and exceptional diamond with unique colors.
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Colored diamonds come in as many hues and intensities as nature can possibly muster. The reason is not only can trace minerals influence color but also variations in the amount of pressure exerted to produce the diamonds, as well as radiation levels in the Earth’s mantle layer can also influence diamond colors. In order to produce a particular hue, thousands of variables must be present in just the right amounts, at just the right times. Since scientists have never been able to observe a natural diamond being formed, the exact type and proportion of variables necessary are nearly impossible to determine. However, there are basics that have become understood.
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