The Rarest of Natural Resources
Natural colored diamonds are among the world’s rarest and most beautiful natural resources. They have been regarded for centuries as a symbol of status and power. Colored diamonds are the planet’s most concentrated form of wealth. A colored diamond portfolio worth millions of dollars fits inside an envelope and can easily be transported in any of your pockets if you wanted to. It can be transported quietly, legally, and sold globally in most countries. These facts alone make colored diamonds worthy of consideration by individuals seeking discreet investment opportunities, but colored diamonds are also exclusive and up coming investments. With demand for colored diamonds continuing to grow and becoming very scarce, experts predict colored diamond prices will continue to increase significantly. Rare, Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds are found in almost every shade imaginable and each stone produced is considered “one of a kind”. The conditions required for their creation is very lengthy and finding a desirable gem of this kind is extremely rare. In fact it is so rare that roughly only one diamond in 100,000 diamonds is a naturally colored diamond on the market.
Whats in a Color
Natural colored diamonds are formed through a process that requires the presence of not only the original magical formula for all diamond creation, but also the presence of additional trace elements and distortions to the typical diamond crystal. If an element interacts with carbon atoms during diamond creation, the diamond’s color can change. Radiation and pressure on a diamond’s structure will impact its color as well. Tremendous pressure exerted on a diamond deep in the earth can abnormally compress its structure, thus creating red, pink, purple, brown or cognac diamonds. Some of today’s most popular colored diamonds are the purplish pink and pink diamonds from the Argyle mine in Australia and the mine accounts for over 90% of the worlds pink diamonds supply.