The Ultimate Guide to Exquisite Diamond Colors
The timeless elegance of a diamond makes it the most popular stone in jewelry. While the brilliance and definition render diamonds instantly recognizable, you are far from limited to design choices when it comes to diamond jewelry.
Contrary to what many believe, diamonds are not only clear and crystalline. There is a magnificent array of diamond colors that make them extremely rare and highly valuable. Diamonds exist in colors ranging from white to black, but the most popular colored varieties include yellow, pink, blue.
Diamond Color Grading
The industry-standard GIA diamond color scale ranges from D to Z, which reflects the stone’s depth of color ranging from transparent to light brown. However, fancy diamonds with hues such as pink and blue fall beyond the second of this scale.
The GIA Colored Diamond Rating grades diamonds with colorful hues based on the intensity and range of their hues. The grading system includes:
- Very light
- Fancy light
- Fancy intense
- Fancy vivid
- Fancy dark
- Fancy deep
The fancy vivid and deep varieties tend to be of higher value, but all fancy-colored diamonds tend to be considered valuable for both their beauty and rarity. Only one out of every 10,000 diamonds is a fancy color, so these stones make for an incredible collector’s piece and sentimental gift.
Guide to Diamond Colors
Below, we will explore the top colors for diamonds that span beyond transparent. These are the most popular diamond colors that you will encounter, and each one can be incorporated into a variety of jewelry pieces, such as dazzling diamond bracelets, statement necklaces, sparkling diamond earrings, and magnificent fancy diamond engagement rings.
Blue & Red
Blue diamonds are the product of boron, a naturally occurring trace mineral. Along with nitrogen, boron creates brilliant blue diamonds that can range in hue from tranquil pale gray-blue to turquoise and a deep, refined blue.
Although they have a rich depth of colors in their spectrum, even the deepest fancy blue diamonds are not as saturated as sapphire. This color variation is what makes it easy to tell the stones apart.
A red diamond is a rare sight to behold; a unique deformity in their atomic structure creates an incomparable color revealed in the lattice formation of the diamond. This is also the rarest color diamond available in the world.
According to the GIA, just 0.4% of all colored diamonds in the last 20 years have been able to earn the classification of a true fancy diamond. Among those, there are under 30 true natural diamonds believed to exist.
Feminine, distinctive, and sophisticated, pink diamonds are free of any nitrogen impurities like other colored diamonds. Instead, their hue comes from the intense amount of pressure and heat they undergo during the formation process.
Their brilliant color range allows them to emit an aura from purity to passion, and their unique formulation makes them one of the best colors of diamonds for collectors.
Choosing a pink diamond can be an excellent way to celebrate the individuality of the recipient.
This breathtaking pink diamond engagement ring from our Natureal Collection rests its 0.77-carat statement pear shape diamond at the center of a rose gold halo. A collection of 14 diamond melees uphold the centerpiece, but the entire ring is brought together by its unique asymmetrical band, detailed with fine hand milgrain all throughout.
For those that prize both sophistication and making a statement, this three-stone ring is the perfect choice. Featuring a pink diamond center shouldered by brilliant yellow diamonds, it is completed by a dazzling display of 42 white diamonds lining its center and band.
This ring unifies the timeless allure of a diamond engagement ring with the modernity and flare of a pink diamond. With 108 round diamonds and 42 pink diamonds, its impressive design is guaranteed to elicit endless admiration for the wearer.
Cheerful, vibrant, and warm, yellow diamonds are mostly native to Africa. South Africa is particularly well known for producing an incredibly intense variety of yellow diamonds that make for fiery and lustrous jewelry pieces.
Their color comes from the presence of nitrogen, which absorbs blue light particles and creates the stone’s unique radiance.
Yellow diamonds are also found in Angola, Brazil, the Congo, and, notably, Sierra Leone. There, an intense variety of yellow diamonds are found to be so vibrant they have been named after the mine they come from, Zimmi.
A bold declaration in an irresistible color, three 4.49ct fancy yellow diamonds sit atop an 18k gold band. Each stone is haloed by a glittering array of 54 round diamonds. Full of personality and echoing the glitz of old Hollywood glamor, this piece exudes poise and sophistication.
A colorful spin on the beloved tennis bracelet, this piece is able to be worn in both everyday attire and to the most refined affairs. Featuring 29 fancy yellow diamonds in a 32.53ct-design, this charming piece possesses a bold radiance that can be matched only by its versatility.
Green diamonds are a rare and unique type of diamond that are highly sought after by collectors and jewelry enthusiasts. They are formed when trace amounts of radiation interact with the diamond's carbon atoms, resulting in a green hue. Green diamonds can be found in a variety of shades, from light yellowish-green to deep forest green.
Make a statement with the breathtaking Signature Halo Fancy Intense Green Diamond Engagement Ring from Uneek. Impeccably crafted with passion, it features 36 pink diamonds and 8 pear-shaped diamonds, with a combined approximate weight of 0.25ct and 1.12ct respectively. is finished with a classy split shank band that complements the overall design and adds a touch of modernity. It is a perfect symbol of your love.
Discover the Hidden Gem of Your Dreams
At Uneek Jewelry, we feature a diverse collection of striking diamond jewelry including some of the most beautiful fancy-colored diamonds you could ever behold. From modest and demure to bold and adventurous, we have designs that speak to the heart of every jewelry lover.