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Colored diamonds are high fashion today. The trend to wear them began at the famous Red Carpet, and when A-list figures such as Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham got pink diamond engagement and eternity rings, the interest rose. And where celebrities go, everyday fashion follows. But most colored diamonds do not currently have celebrity price labels. This is because they are typically treated by irradiation and temperature. So does that mean they are fake diamonds?
Although most diamonds are colorless, the colored diamonds form naturally in the earth's crust. But they are incredibly rare. Natural windows get their color tones from different trace elements found in the crystal structure of the diamond. Tracer nitrogen produces yellow diamonds. Other trace elements produce different colors, including red, green, yellow, orange, blue, pink, purple and violet as well as many shades in between, and the color can be intense (tailor-made) or weak.
But their very rare makes natural fantasies unreasonably expensive for many. In fact, some of the most famous diamonds in the world are natural fantasy. The famous Hope Diamond, for example, is one of the most perfect examples of a blue diamond. Tiffany diamond is yellow. Both are invaluable.
In order to satisfy the demand for the stunning appearance of a stylish, but affordable, gemologists have groundbreaking techniques to enable them to create affordable gemstones. This is now common for most colored diamonds found in jewelry today. The process is known as color enhancement and involves treating pure diamonds with a combination of irradiation and safe electron accelerator technology (intense heat) to replicate exactly the process where Mother Nature forms fine diamonds, just much faster! This process moves natural diamonds into intense shades, but does not change, disappear or conceal internal defects.
The process provides a myriad of amazing colors including blue, green, red, orange, yellow, pink, purple and black diamonds, all of which are considered permanent.
These are genuine diamonds that have been treated with exactly the same conditions as radiation and high temperature conditions that would have created a natural feel in the earth's crust. They are real diamonds in all respects. The real beauty and popularity of these gemstones lies in the fact that they combine the unmistakable glare and the brilliance of a diamond with the color saturation of colored gems, such as rubies and emeralds.
However, there are also laboratories created faux imagination, where the diamond crystal was grown in a laboratory and not broken. So when shopping for colored diamond jewelry, ask about the origin of the gemstones, and check the certificate of origin to verify authenticity. Make sure you know what you are buying.