One could say that Natural Color Diamonds are true miracles of nature. It takes billions of years for these beauties to form undergoing improbable circumstances before they are mined and become available to the connoisseur consumer.
The physical conditions necessary to color a diamond naturally occur very scarcely, making color diamonds extremely rare. The possibility of a diamond possessing any natural color is 1 in 10,000, whether that color is pink, yellow, blue brown, gray or any shade in between.
There are only a few parts of the world, even specific mines, that can claim they produce natural color diamonds. For example, the Argyle mine in western Australia is the only consistent source of the pink diamond.
Siberia is the source of purple diamonds and South America is known for the green diamonds. Most of the yellow and blue diamonds are found in Southern Africa.
Although there exist treatments that can artificially change the color of some colorless diamonds, natural color diamonds are, by definition, not treated in any way. Their color was determined billions of years ago, to become one of nature’s miracles.
Because of their rarity and the likelihood of becoming extinct, natural color diamonds are purchased by serious collectors for investment purposes.
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Peter Stavrianidis, Ph.D., MBA, GG, CGA (Certified Gemologist/Appraiser)