What are Color Enhanced Diamonds?
Although the passion for diamonds has traditionally
been for colorless stones, colored diamonds became extremely
popular late in the 20th century. Consumers today have
come to appreciate the beautiful range of natural colored
diamonds, its rarity and its exceptional glamour. People
are also learning that few other gemstones appear in
the depths and ranges of color as seen in diamonds.
Even though colored
diamonds are a small percentage of the total world diamond
production, they are often the center of attention in
major auctions, in highly viewed television shows, film
festivals and among Hollywood celebrities. Colored diamonds
are extremely expensive and it seems that they are normally
purchased by very rich consumers.
Those reasons have
pushed both scientists and gemologists to find ways
to improve diamonds quality by artificially colored
them. Those diamonds know today as Color Enhanced Diamonds.
Color enhanced diamonds
are natural polished diamonds. However they were treated
by one of three different processes in which changes
its natural color to a desirable color or shade. These
processes give natural white diamonds their magnificent
colorful brilliance of extremely rare, natural colored
The diamond enhancement
process gives the jeweler the opportunity to be more
expressive, by offering a vast array of brilliant colors
and shades other than the traditional colorless diamond
and for the consumers to be able to afford them.