White diamonds or colourless diamonds add charm to the jewellery you have. Diamond jewellery is considered classic and timeless. However, diamonds also come in more colours. The coloured diamonds may not be as widely available as colourless ones, but they do exist. Natural coloured diamonds get their colour because of impurities stuck inside the carbon piece. And the cost for colourless diamonds varies – depending on the rarity of the colour. Natural diamonds’ colour cannot be controlled and so if you have a rare coloured diamond, the price may be very high. The principle is the same – the lesser the quantity of any precious thing, the more expensive it is. Coloured diamonds come in 27 hues. Here is a short list of different coloured diamonds that can be used in bracelets to create attractive pieces.
Blue diamonds are quite rare in nature because it is formed when boron atoms substitute carbon atoms in a diamond lattice. One boron atom per million carbon atoms can produce a noticeable blue shade. The boron atom absorbs red light and transmits blue light. These diamonds are quite rare – one out of 200,000 diamonds will be blue, amongst natural diamonds. Most stones in this shade range are light in colour and very few have a brilliant blue shade. However, these blue stones look very nice on bracelets. One can have a full row of blue diamonds on a silver or platinum setting. Or it could be a mix of two or three coloured diamonds.
A yellow diamond is the second most common colour in diamonds. It can range from deep yellow to lighter shades. This colour is produced when nitrogen atoms are substituted for carbon ones in a diamond crystal lattice. This causes the stone to absorb blue light and transmit yellow. Yellow diamonds on a bracelet look classy. A halo bracelet with white and yellow diamonds can make perfect gifts or even a special treat for yourself.
Black diamonds are formed by dark inclusions. These are the impurities that get stuck within the stone, providing a dark colour. Black diamonds have a high density of mineral inclusions and very little light can pass through. Thus, the colour is black. But black diamonds truly make an accessory or jewellery much more attractive. In bracelets, black diamonds add glamour and sophistication. To visualize, think of a diamond tennis bracelet London with multiple rows of black diamonds. That will make a cool piece of jewellery to sport at any event.
The rarest colour in diamonds is red and therefore any stone with this colour is expensive. Red natural diamonds are so very rare that only 20-30 exist in the whole world. Scientists believe that the red colour achieved is very similar to that of pink diamonds – through plastic deformation. The spectacular stone can add that jazz and luxury to your bracelet if you do get one.
Other coloured diamonds such as green, pink, orange, brown or violet exist as well and can be used in bracelets in combination or as single-coloured stones. Some of these stones will look great on rings as well. Look for popular markets and jewellery pieces such as Hatton Garden engagement rings to explore more on coloured stones and jewellery.