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Natural Rough Diamond

Natural Rough Diamond

Few people know of the Fancy Colored Diamonds, at least many people may not know them by that name. There’re many colors to meet the eye. These rough diamonds become classified, certified, put in categories and go through a grading process. Some of you may know of the famous Blue Diamond or the very expensive Pink Diamond purchased by famous celebrities. These rocks are quite popular with Hollywood Celebrities and the wealthy the world over.

Fancy Diamonds are found primarily in the Argyle mines of Australia. Their extremely rare and precious, constituting less than 1% of the world quantity of rough diamonds manufactured every year and this quantity gets less each year. These precious stones are found in many different colors such as; pink, blue, red, yellow, green, brown, purple, orange, gray, black, violet and even fancy white. Fancy loose diamonds can appear either as one primary color or one with a secondary hue. When the colored stone appears as a single color, the price is much more expensive. An example of one with a secondary hue is a pink diamond with an orange hue or a fancy color of brown, green and yellow, or a grayish blue diamond.

After these diamonds have been classified, these natural rough rocks are certified in a gemological institute such as GIA, HRD, and IGI. Once a stone has been graded and certified the natural loose diamond will have it’s own ID number. Measurements of the loose diamonds, diamond weight, diamond shape, clarity, polish, symmetry, and it’s fluorescence are recorded with the diamond ID. Colored diamonds come in all cuts, including: princess, oval, marquise, heart, pear, radiant, asscher, emerald, cushion and round.

The diamond price is reflected by these categories: color, cut, clarity, and carat cut. Colored diamonds are polished in a way unlike your common white diamond. On these diamonds, the color needs to be emphasized as much as possible. The grading system for colored stones, unlike white diamonds, go by color intensity. Fancy diamonds are graded by: light, fancy light, fancy, fancy intense, fancy deep, fancy dark and fancy vivid. The stronger the color the higher the price, and this goes for all Fancy Colored Diamonds.

Pink Diamonds have been the most popular of the colored diamonds. Fancy vivid and Fancy dark are the most adored and therefore the most expensive. Red, purple and orange are the secondary hues found in pink diamonds and the color in these natural pink rocks are caused by a process called plastic deformation. Pink stones play the role of cupid among the colored diamonds.

Blue Diamonds can be bought in a varied selection of shapes and intensities. They are usually certified by GIA or IGI. Loose blue rocks are extremely rare and as a result, their prices are very high. Fancy blues are completely natural and are classified as either gray-blue or green-blue. The color in gray-blue, grayish-blue, blackish-blue, or black-blue rocks are caused by the presence of small amounts of boron in their molecular structure. Green-blue or greenish-blue (teal) colored diamonds usually contain nitrogen impurities in aggregate form.

Famous people like actor and director, Ben Affleck purchased a 6.1 carat pink diamond as an engagement ring for Jennifer Lopez. David Beckham purchased for his Wife, Victoria Posh Adams, Formerly known as Spice Girl, a $1.8 million pink diamond apology ring. At two consecutive Sotheby auctions, Blue Diamond dealer Lawrence Graff paid for a 3.73 carat fancy vivid blue diamond and Lisa Moussaieff payed for a 39.19 carat blue diamond.

More and more, people are learning of these beautiful and rare diamond colors. Blue and pink are the most common of the colors but the other colors are cheaper and just as beautiful. Knowing the diamonds are classified, certified, and graded adds quality assurance to the selections available for consumers. With the many different colors and secondary hues, you could find that perfect and very unique diamond like no other. The wealthy in many of the nations of our world have been enjoying the beauty of these stones for ages. Now it’s time for you to see the beauty of these Fancy Colored Diamonds and have one of your own.

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Natural Rough Diamond
Natural Rough Diamond
Natural Rough Diamond

Natural Yellow Diamond

Natural Yellow Diamond
My “diamonds” in my wedding rings glow yellow in black light. Is this natural?

Iv read that diamons with high floresence glow blue in black light, so why do my diamonds glow yellow? are they fake? is there any other way i can tell, other than tryin to see if they cut another diamond lol

take it too a specialist like a clerk at zale and the can tell you. Its free and easy.

Natural Yellow Diamond
Natural Yellow Diamond
Natural Yellow Diamond

Natural Blue Diamond

Natural Blue Diamond
How can I sell a Natural Blue Diamond which will fetch few million Dollars?

I need some advance quick and can share reasonable profit when sold.

Contact a diamond broker, gemologist, jeweler, pawn broker, loan shark …

If you truly have a ” few million dollars diamond “,
you wouldn’t be asking here what to do with it …

Natural Blue Diamond
Natural Blue Diamond
Natural Blue Diamond

Shape Natural Diamond

Shape Natural Diamond
How much do you think a diamond this small is worth?

Here are the stats:

TYPE: DIAMOND – NATURAL MINED DIAMOND

COLOR: WHITE

SIZE: 2 MM ( Size Tolerance 2.0 to 2.1 mm )

CARAT: .035-.04 CT

CLARITY: SI2-SI3

COLOR: G-H

POINTS: 3-4 PTS.

SHAPE: ROUND FACET

LUSTER: EXCELLENT

HARDNESS: 10

Thank you!

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Shape Natural Diamond
Shape Natural Diamond
Shape Natural Diamond

Natural Diamond Aaa

Natural Diamond Aaa

Unlike other precious stones and gems that are mined, cleaned and polished for use in all kinds of jewelry, pearls are indeed natural gems – a true and wonderful gift from nature. Even sparkling diamonds are the result of great workmanship of artisans who try to bring the best possible cut and shapes. These beautiful bounties from nature need no or little human help. Mother nature has given the oysters its internal body mechanism to produce the lustrous ones in white, black, gray and golden colors.

How the pearls are formed?

These are actually formed when a small object becomes trapped inside the folds of the mantle, which is the fleshy skin that is located on the inside of the mollusk. A true one is actually created when they are found in two different groups of mollusks, which are bivalves and clams. While any mollusk is capable of creating those types that are sought by consumers for use in jewelry and come from the pearl oysters, river mussels, and fresh water mussels.

This beauty has been around for a long time and they are still just as beautiful and sought after today as they ever were. Improved culturing technology will only continue to make them even more beautiful. These natural gems commonly worn by women as necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets.

Types of Pearls:

- Freshwater Pearls

- Akoya Seawater Pearls

- Tahitian Pearls

- South Sea Pearls

The most affordable are freshwater ones but many pearl jewelry lovers go for akoya types for its sheer white color brilliance and thick high nacre. All these types are cultural ones and natural ones are rarity now.

Quality of Pearls:

They are graded from A to AAA based on various factors such as color, shape, size, nacre and type. The top quality AAA pearls always command higher prices, as they are top of the line quality gems.

But the quality pearls and pearl jewelry you like and admire most.

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Natural Diamond Aaa
Natural Diamond Aaa
Natural Diamond Aaa

Natural Diamonds Diamond

Natural Diamonds Diamond

The undisputed champion of the diamond industry goes to the De Beers family. They have been mining diamonds in South Africa for one hundred and thirteen years [113]. De Beers produced eighty percent [80%] of the world’s rough diamond supply. He had a legal monopoly in the unregulated diamond industry. It took the United States over one century to finally file charges against the De Beers empire and succeeded in breaking up his diamond monopoly in federal court.

In 2001, after one hundred and thirteen years, the De Beers mining company was

taken private. They divested mining holdings and stream-lined the entire operation to include only the most valuable South African mines that produced the highest quality diamonds. These mines were located in Namiba and their favorite in Botswana. The Botswana is the richest and produces forty million carats [40mm] annually of the highest grade premium diamonds of any mine on earth.

De Beers micro-managed the diamond industry before going private. He spent two hundred million [200mm] in advertsing and required his diamond distributors to match his diamond advertising budget for a grand total of four hundred million [400mm] yearly. This large advertising budget was successful in promoting diamond sales for decades..De Beers created the most famous ad in advertising history..It’s slogan was “Diamonds are a girls best friend.”

When De Beers controlled eighty percent of the world’s diamonds, he would manipulate market supply resulting in a predictable diamond appreciation annually. This micro-managed style gave stability to the diamond industry with continuous diamond appreciation over the decades. But after De Beers went private and his control of diamonds dwindled to less than forty percent [40%] of the world supply, shortages of rough diamonds to meet demand started driving up prices. Before the diamond shortage, De Beers was able to effect an average annual diamond appreciation of fifteen percent [15%] for decades.

As you see the diamonds graded with a [VVS1] or [VS1] clarity and [D] or[ E] color were a good long term investment strategy. Currently with a rough diamond mining shortage, prices for finished diamond jewelry is projected to go up fifty percent [50%] by the year 2015! Thus; flawless grade diamonds and hybrid simulated “Sona Diamonds,” will become a very attractive and profitable investment.

The Sona Israel Gemological Institute created their first man made diamond in [2004] that was not CZ or cubic zirconia based. It was a Sona “Hybrid Diamond Simulant,” made from diamond crystals and sapphires using shared science in the fields of composite and fusion technology. Since it’s release, the Sona Diamond has appreciated twenty five percent [25%] in value annually, and is projected to grow at this rate of return for the next decade to meet consumer demand. http://www.sonadiamondjewelry.com

Dr. C. Phillips

Sona Research Department

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Natural Diamonds Diamond
Natural Diamonds Diamond
Natural Diamonds Diamond

Natural Crystal

Natural Crystal

Bridal jewellery sets traditionally contain pearls, but there are several types:

 * real/natural/wild,

 * cultivated/cultured/farmed and

 * crystal/glass

This article gives a brief introduction to each type and outlines the pros and cons of the most popular choices.

Real Pearls

Real, wild or natural pearls are hard, rounded objects produced within a living, shelled mollusc. The finest quality pearls are highly valued as “organic” gemstones.

Almost any shelled mollusc is able to produce a “pearl”. However, the “pearls” produced are often undesirable because they lack the lustre (soft pearly sheen) and iridescence (colour changes with the angle of viewing) we normally associate with pearls.

Desirable pearls are composed of layers of nacre and are produced by saltwater pearl oysters and freshwater pearl mussels. These clams both have a nacre shell lining.

How are Natural Pearls Made?

When a pearl is formed in the wild it is because an irritant e.g. a parasite or other organic particle gets inside the shell. The natural defence mechanisms of the mollusc cover the invader in order to seal it off and protect itself. These protective layers are made of nacre and it takes many years to build a pearl as each millimetre of nacre takes about three years.

Difference between Freshwater and Saltwater Pearls

The difference is in the species of creature that created the pearl.

Freshwater mussels (Unionidae) live in lakes, rivers, ponds and other bodies of fresh water.

Saltwater pearl oysters (Pteriidae) live in the tropical oceans and are usually cultivated in protected lagoons in

* Akoya,

* South Sea and

* Tahiti and other Pacific Islands.

 And these places give their names to the pearl produced there.

How are Cultured/Cultivated/Farmed Pearls Made?

When a pearl is farmed or cultivated, the irritant is introduced on purpose, and it tends to be much larger to begin with- typically a mother of pearl bead is used and then the mollusc deposit a few layers of nacre over a period of several months.

How are Crystal Pearls Made?

Crystal pearls are manufactured, usually with a crystal core and then a special pearl coating designed to mimic the soft sheen of a natural pearl.

Pearl Shapes

The classic pearl shape is perfectly round and spherical or oval. Baroque pearls have an irregular shape as do blister pearls.

Keishi pearls resemble bumpy flakes, these are formed when the mollusc ejects the pearl bead nucleus but continues to make a pearl. Other shapes include sticks, coins and crosses.

Pearl Colours

In natural pearls, colour is dependant on the species of mollusc and the environmental conditions when forming the pearl. The most famous coloured pearls come from the saltwater pearl oysters e.g. Tahitian black pearls or white-rose Akoya pearls.

Cultured/Cultivated/Farmed pearls are usually dyed, in most cases once they have been drilled and strung, and a multitude of colours are available.

Crystal pearls, being manufactured, come in all different colours and finishes.

Which is Best for Bridal Jewellery?

Bridal jewellery sets with pearls are the classic choice, and as with anything, deciding which pearl option to go for depends on your requirements and personal preference.

Natural pearls are now so rare, that they are incredibly expensive.

Most affordable jewellery designs these days use cultivated, freshwater pearls and crystal pearls. Cultivated freshwater pearls are reasonably priced and they still have the beautiful lustre and iridescence of a natural pearl. They’re widely available and even within this single category there is enormous choice in quality. I have seen low-quality pearls with surface imperfections and hardly any iridescence at all through to near-flawless pearls having the very even lustre of a high quality natural pearl.

Although crystal pearls do not have the iridescent quality, the better ones have a very attractive lustre finish and have the advantage of being absolutely flawless with a pleasing weight and are very hard-wearing. This is an important property to consider since natural or cultivated pearls can be damaged by a number of things: heat, alcohol (in perfumes), creams, detergents, even perspiration.  

Copyright TM Gillman. For more free tips on bridal jewellery go to http://www.BridalJewellerySets.net.

Natural Crystal
Natural Crystal
Natural Crystal

Blue Natural Diamond

Blue Natural Diamond

The blue diamond is like a beautiful bright stone. Natural fancy blue diamonds are particularly exceptional, classy, and are one of the most desired colors in diamonds.

Natural blue diamonds are so uncommon that most jewelers have never even seen one. In recent years, methods of producing strongly colored diamonds that includes fancy blue, have been developed. It is believed that the process probably recreates the conditions, which existed millions of years ago to produce natural fancy colored stones. The action can only work with small alternative diamonds, and it basically involves irradiating them and causing the color change. It is usually followed by heat treatment to even out the color. The blue diamonds that are currently available are either enhanced or treated. When people consider buying loose blue diamonds, it is advisable for them to keep in mind the fact that all blue diamond have been enhanced by faceting, and most colored gemstones are heat-treated to enhance their color.

These loose blue diamonds that are available are mostly used to make stunning rings. In recent times, it is not easy to find enhanced diamonds. It is very rare that people will find these blue diamonds in a jeweler’s shops. People investing in these blue diamonds consider them to be a lifetime investment.

Fancy blue diamonds are more expensive than ordinary near-colorless ones. The processing adds to the costs, so it is generally only worth treating diamonds of high clarity. The diamonds selected for treatment usually start off with one of the less desirable colors such as brown or yellow. There is no certainty about the final color that any particular stone will be after treatment

Online sites are available that give information about the various colors in diamonds. People who are interested can also order for them online after researching all the facts and features.

Loose Diamonds provides detailed information on Loose Diamonds, Wholesale Loose Diamonds, Certified Loose Diamonds, Loose Diamonds For Sale and more. Loose Diamonds is affiliated with Diamond Engagement Rings.

Blue Natural Diamond
Blue Natural Diamond
Blue Natural Diamond

Natural Diamond Uncut

Natural Diamond Uncut
About diamond testing nature or nonsense ?

I have a therory, regarding natural rough uncut diamonds .I believe they can be tested by using the sun . If you hold a diamond up and look inside the center of the sun at the hotest part ,of a cloudless summer day without being blinded it is a diamond.Remember (uncut). Due to the fact its refractive index is so high compared to all other gems while uncut it absorbs the direct rays of the sun sheltering your sight.

For heaven’s sake DO NOT DO THIS – it is the fastest track to BLINDING YOURSELF that you can follow, it is playing Russian Roulette with a gun that has six bullets in the chamber and none empty. A high refractive index has NOTHING to do with absorbing light WHATSOEVER, it merely indicates the degree to which light is bent while passing through the medium. In addition to this diamond is cubic and therefor singly refractive so it does not even absorb part of the radiation like many other stones.
It is true that with properly proportioned cut diamonds no light passes through the stone when viewed from the front through to the back due to its being totally reflected internally – this can also be achieved with other stones but the required cutting proportions are too deep to be practical. In the case of an uncut diamond you do not even have the minimal protection of it having having facets to internally reflect the sun’s light so it will go straight through and do permanent damage to your retina.
Once again please, please, for your own sake do not try this out. Excuse all the Caps. but this is a VERY IMPORTANT SAFETY MATTER.

Natural Diamond Uncut
Natural Diamond Uncut
Natural Diamond Uncut