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Passionate about fancy colors
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I know that there are some others here that are interested in fancy color diamonds.
I personally am completely captivated.
Does anyone else have interest in showcasing some of our stones?

Here is a 1.56 carat fancy pink.

So post 'em if you've got 'em....

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Great picture!!!
What are you using to get such a great close up picture?


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Thanks for the compliment. Some of them are extremely hard to capture but this one (incredibly enough) is a scan at super high resolution with a top end professional scanner. Piece of cake.

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I'm drooling.......

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Ooooooh... I like-ie, I like-ie. Somebody show me a blue one...


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Okay,
I'm absolutely fascinated with fancy colors as well. Unfortunately--and I know all of the purists are going to jump all over me for this one--the only ones I can afford are irradiated. Still, I think of the many other gemstones that are treated (ruby, tanzanite), and while we'd all like to have that GIA natural cert, I think mine are pretty nonetheless.

Besides, all green diamonds are irradiated--just some of them happen in the ground and some of them happen in the lab.

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color variations
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looking at some of the photos of the pink diamonds, I was a bit intrigued as I have a diamond that I've been told is champaigne is colour, but looks very pink...hmmmmmm, I suppose it's just wishful thinking on my part.

I'm enjoying the photos...keep em coming!

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Champagnes
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Champagnes often look similar to other colors. A light champagne with a peach or pinkish hue is really very pretty and a lot cheaper than a fancy pink. You can also find champagnes with greenish colors, and some with red/orange flashes.

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Hi Trace,
There are endless color combinations to fancy color diamonds.

With certain colors, GIA can be very picky and in fact it is very rare that any diamond will get a color grading of straight green for instance.

But fancies with modifying colors can be extremely beautiful and in some cases somewhat less expensive than a straight grade of certain colors. Hehe, sorry if that sounded elusive but it really isn't very straight forward and it is very subjective.

The purplish pink for instance is worth more than a straight pink as purplish pink is desirable whereas the greyish blue is worth less than a straight or fancy blue.

I hope everyone is enjoying and would really like to see some other participants.

Happy Birthday Shelby!

Here is a beautiful 0.88 carat Grey-Blue marquise.

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ohhh...
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love the bluish-grey iceman---ocean water--lovely color, nice pic.

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Thanks, it was very difficult to capture the true color of that blue diamond. But it did come out in the end so all's well that...and so on...

I guess I'm a little surprised that more of the encumbant dealers on this forum aren't participating (my hat's off to wink though). I guess they must see blue diamonds every day huh?

Oh well, maybe they'll be more interested in comparing some fancy yellow diamonds.

Here's a beauty wieghing in at an even 3.00 carats a Radiant cut Fancy Yellow VS1:


C'mon Gents, I know that you can't stuff these into the firescopes and brilliancescopes and whatever else comes along, but that doesn't mean that you can't participate...?

Ariel Friedman

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Chameleons
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I was under the impression that chameleon diamonds changed color in response to natural and artificial light like Alexandrite, and were not pleochroic like some Tourmalines. Am I wrong? Have I been walking around misinformed all this time? Oh please, somebody help me!!!
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If you leave them in the dark for at least 24hr or heat them 200-300C they turn yellow (their unstable form), and then when you bring them out into to light or cool them to RT, they turn green-greenish yellow-olive, whatever their stable color is.


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I've seen quite a few chameleons, most of them have to be heated in order to show a nice change of color. There is two "varieties"-one changes from greener color to a more yellow and more saturated color, while the other one changes from a yellow color to a greener and more saturated color. The ones which change after dark storage are unusual and the change is often faint. The chameleon effect is thought to be caused by a high hydrogen content, although this has not been proven yet. I added pictures of a 1.09ct chameleon diamond which is in my collection. The yellow color is the stable phase at room temperature, all the greens are the unstable phases during the heating process. The Fluorescence, as you can see, changed as well when it had been heated to approx. 250C...

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Interesting photographs of the chameleon diamond from Thomas.

Well, here's a beautiful diamond. This is a 5.24 carat Fancy Intense Yellow Oval.

Not my best day as a photographer but even my lack of skill couldn't do too much injustice to this diamond.

Simply intense.

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WOW! Now that's a ring!

Absolutely beautiful.

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Hey Thomas!
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Thanks for the info. Learning something new every day . I'm glad you popped in to clear that up for me.

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That's the spirit Shelby, keep'em coming.

I remember that CKCGA (name corrected)was wondering why I didn't show some pictures when a dealer posted some fancy yellow rings. I wonder where they both are now???

I hope everyone is enjoying the stones.

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Still around and still too cheap to truly appreciate coloured diamonds hehe

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Oh, soooo pretty! Post more pink ones! Among colored diamonds, pink ones are my favorite!

Does anybody have a red diamond? I've never seen one, and I'm very curious about its hue. Is it pigeon-blood color like rubies?

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Not that I have anything against coloured diamonds...but why do you know what colour pigeon blood is??



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Faust,

Haaahaha . . . ! "Pigeon-blood" is a term used to identify ruby color. It's the most sought-after color in rubies. Pigeon blood is a deep, bright red, not pinkish nor violet at all.

The term reminds me of expression "canary yellow" for colored diamond. It's a phrase used to describe a distinct color.

I hope my explanation helps.

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Well Faust, we don't really know what color pigeon's blood is, we just believe what they tell us. The powers that be gave that name to a particularly rich color of ruby. We know the color, but why it's called pigeon blood - well, I guess SOMEONE throttled a pigeon a long time ago...


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If you want to see a red diamond try this link http://www.bsu.edu/teachers/academy...es/diamond.html
It's the red diamond on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. They call it red. GIA Gem Trades Lab call it redish Brown. Once again the experts can't agree....

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That link didn't work. Their server may be down...will try it again in the a.m. (meaning when the sun comes out!). I've never seen a red diamond before.

By the way...what is with the black diamonds? Why are they so black? Just a lot of carbon in them?

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