“The 10 Colors of Mother Nature’s Gems”
There are a total of 10 colors that exists in the diamond industry that we have discovered so far. Not to place a cap-limitations on the range of colors that diamonds may come in, but to our knowledge, we have unveiled only ten of those colors. Many people wonder if color diamonds are even real or not. With today’s thriving and excelling technology, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if we stumbled upon a diamond that resembled the full rainbow spectrum coloration tone. So in this post, we will be discussing some of the most important factors as per to how the coloration tone of a diamond is truly formed. Do these fancy-colored diamonds get some sort of a chemical treatment to change the coloration or is this a natural phenomenon that is caused by the mysterious elemental forging, which took place over a million years ago?
Before we continue, you should know that the coloration of a diamond are produced both in nature and in a scientific laboratory. But today, we will only discuss the natural methods.
Coloration Produced From Nature
So what really causes the coloration of these diamonds? What elements are associated, is there any type of special pressure or temperature required? The truth is that all diamonds actually starts with billions and billions of carbon particles, all combined by means of a natural process, combined and compressed, under enormous temperatures for a very long time. During these phases, sometimes impurities elements from the earth gets mixed into the solution, causing the crystals to change properties and coloration. As per to the scientific community, hypothetically speaking, a diamond can obtain just about any color that exists in the rainbow spectrum.
Red Diamonds – Red diamonds are the rarest diamonds of them all. They are hard to find and are very much expensive compared to other types of diamonds. Many researchers believe that due to a change in the electron structure in the diamonds causes the coloration of red to the diamond. This is believed because the earth has magnetic layers, the closer you move towards the core, the stronger the magnetic flux gets, and the further you pull away, the lighter the magnetic fluxes. When the red diamond makes its way to the surface, due to the difference in the magnetic flux, the electrons structures are changed and so the coloration of the diamond is altered. By the time it makes it to the surface from the irrupting gasses and pressure, the diamond goes through a coloration transformation.
Orange Diamonds – The element of nitrogen is believed to be responsible for the coloration of orange diamonds. However this theory has not been proven. It is simply an assumption based on the behavior of nitrogen’s properties.
Yellow Diamonds – Some of the most vivid yellow diamonds are found in South Africa. Researchers believe that this process of coloration is caused by nitrogen atoms, replacing the carbon atoms in the structure since the nitrogen atom is similar to carbon atoms.
Green Diamonds- Green natural diamonds are very much rare as well, however the green diamonds coloration is commonly only found on the outer layers of the diamond. Some researchers suggests that green natural diamonds are formed when nickel element is mixed into the carbon. However, some believe that it is due to radiation exposure from nearby rocks. Radiation is known for trapping electrons in which forma greenish layer over the diamonds formation.
Blue Diamonds – Boron is most likely responsible for the blue tint coloration in blue diamonds. Chemistry takes place when there are traces of boron element in the diamond and less nitrogen. When this happens, the boron formulates the diamond a blue color. In another case review, it was determined that nickel or high concentrations of hydrogen are the cases of blue coloration in diamonds.
Purple Diamonds- The purple diamond is known to be the world’s 2nd rarest diamond next to the red diamond. While there are no specific evidence that proves or suggests what is causing the purple diamond to take such color, theorist have theorized that it is due to post-growth plastic deformation whilst traveling from the earth’s mantle layer to its surface. This theory is yet to be proven.
Pink Diamonds – Pink diamonds are probably the 2nd most precious and most beautiful gem stones that ever existed. It is believed that the pink coloration is caused by the changes to the electron structure, also known as plastic deformation during the diamonds journey to the surface.
Grey Diamonds – Boron in the carbon layers is believed to cause this grey coloration. However, if the diamond’s saturation is not completed, it can be identified as a black diamonds.
Brown Diamonds- Since chocolate diamonds are very much common, researcher were able to determine the true reasoning as per to why a brown diamond gets a brown shade tint to its coloration. It has been determined that the diamonds structural defect in the lattice gives the diamonds a brownish tint color, as the defects in the lattice absorbs light. Nitrogen can also give a diamond a brown tone.
Black Diamonds – Small amounts of graphite and iron clusters are responsible for the black and dark tints of the diamond. However they aren’t wondrous pieces of gems due to the low-strength abilities and they can be easily damaged. Instead of trying to coin them for consumer jewelry usage, they are highly used for industrial purposes only.
Diamonds are indeed precious and valuable stones in which offers qualities like no other element. If you found this post very much useful and educational, feel free to stop by our website and sign up today to get exclusive news about the diamond industry, diamond insights, promo’s on chocolate diamonds and much, much more!