Black Diamonds and Other Fancy Diamonds

Diamonds have always been known for their brilliance and luster, but did you know that they come in a range of colors too?

Colored diamonds, also known as fancy color diamonds, are rare and valuable gems that are highly sought after by collectors and jewelry enthusiasts alike. In this article, we'll take a closer look at black diamonds and other popular colored diamonds.

Black Diamonds

Black diamonds, also known as carbonados, are natural diamonds that are opaque black in color. They are formed in a similar way to other diamonds, but the presence of graphite and other impurities during the formation process gives them their distinctive color. 

Because of their unique color, black diamonds have become increasingly popular in recent years. They are often used in men's jewelry, such as black diamond rings and cufflinks, as well as in engagement rings and other women's jewelry.

Fret not by the tiny fractures that may be present in the diamond itself, because these are simply graphite inclusions that give the diamond its black color and beautiful allure.


One of the reasons why black diamonds are so popular is because they are a bit more affordable than colorless diamonds. While they are still quite valuable, their dark color means that they are not as in demand as colorless diamonds. This makes them an attractive option for those who want a unique and distinctive piece of jewelry without breaking the bank.

Pink Diamonds

Pink diamonds are perhaps the most well-known of the colored diamonds. They are incredibly rare and are found primarily in the Argyle mine in Western Australia. Pink diamonds are highly sought after and can command prices that are even higher than colorless diamonds.

Blue Diamonds

Blue diamonds are another popular choice for colored diamonds. They are formed when boron is present during the diamond's formation process. The most famous blue diamond is the Hope Diamond, which is one of the largest blue diamonds in the world.

Blue Diamond photo from the Smithsonian


Other Notable Diamond Colors

Yellow diamonds are less rare, though still often used in engagement rings. They are formed when nitrogen is present during the diamond's formation process. The intensity of the yellow color can vary from a pale lemon to a deep golden hue. Fancy yellow diamonds differ from Z color colorless diamonds because they are more pigmented than their Z-colored counterparts.

Heidi Klum’s notable for her famous 10-carat canary yellow center diamond set in a gold band of pavé diamonds! Its current market value is around $150,000. Look at that golden sparkle.


Green diamonds are incredibly rare and are formed when the diamond contains natural radiation. They are often found in South Africa and are highly prized by collectors. 

Jennifer Lopez is known to hold an 8.50ct green diamond ring designed by Rahaminov Diamonds with a gem sourced by Beverly Hills Diamonds. This was a gift from Ben Affleck, inspired by her favorite, lucky color. 

Jennifer Lopez ring photo from Vogue


Whether you prefer the unique and distinctive look of black diamonds or the vibrant colors of pink, blue, yellow, and green diamonds, there is no denying that colored diamonds are a rare and valuable gemstone. If you are looking for a unique piece of jewelry, consider a colored diamond to add a pop of color and style to your collection.

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