When we think of a diamond stone, the picture that first comes to our mind is that of a shiny white stone sitting elegantly on the jewellery that it is a part of. Although traditionally, a majority of the diamonds used in jewellery making were colourless, today they are not the only kind of diamonds used in the jewellery industry. The customers’ quest for a unique piece of jewellery has led to the use of coloured gemstones, such as ruby, emerald, sapphire and coloured diamonds, in jewellery making. However, in spite of the availability of coloured options, colourless diamonds are still used in the majority of ornaments, either alone or in combination with coloured gemstones.
If you are someone who is looking to purchase a piece of diamond jewellery such as a diamond ring or a diamond tennis bracelet, you must be wondering if you should opt for a colourless diamond or a coloured one? Listed below are the advantages and disadvantages of both.
Colourless diamonds were the first kind of diamonds to be used in jewellery making, especially for the making of engagement rings. From then until now, these pure colourless diamonds have not lost their sparkle and continue to remain popular till date. Some of the main selling points of colourless diamonds is their scratch resistance and shine. Diamonds are timeless in the real essence because they are the hardest substance known to man and are extremely durable. This is why they signify everlasting love and are used as a symbol of love. Another reason which makes them so popular is their sparkle and shine and therefore the round brilliant cut diamonds are always in high demand. The classic beauty of a colourless diamond remains undisputable and their neutral shade makes them an easy choice for brides to be. Colourless diamonds are generally more affordable than coloured diamonds due to their widespread availability.
Coloured natural diamonds are rare and therefore more expensive than their colourless alternative. They are formed under the same conditions as that of a colourless diamonds but are exposed to some additional elements of nature that give them their exotic colour. For example, yellow diamonds are formed when the diamonds are exposed to a high level of nitrogen under the Earth’s surface and blue diamonds are formed due to the incorporation of boron in the crystal structure and resemble the stone sapphire hatton gardens. They have all the properties of a natural diamond and are as durable as their colourless alternatives. Their price and quality is determined by the same 4 “C” that are used for a pure colourless diamond stone. When it comes to shine, the coloured diamonds may not sparkle as much as the colourless diamonds, but their vivid colour is sure to catch the eye. Coloured diamonds can be used as solitaires or in a combination with colourless diamonds. They represent adventure, enthusiasm and youthfulness and if you are someone with a similar personality then coloured diamonds are recommended for you. Visit Hatton garden jewellers for a demo of some similar products.