Blue Diamond – Everything you need to know before Buying
Blue diamonds are very rare and natural beauty for many centuries. They are found in countries like India, Brazil, Indonesia, and South Africa. In India, they are found in the Kollur deposits.
The famous 112-carat great blue diamond is a classic example of these diamonds, which was cut into a 45.52 carat Hope Diamond. It is extracted from the Kollur deposits.
The color of the diamond is due to the presence of a chemical element called boron. The shades of the blue diamond vary with the presence of tint of this blue color mineral.
In such a means, the shades of these costly stones naturally occurring are ice blue, sky blue, and ocean blue. These stones with a slight tint of this blue color are ice blue diamonds.
Sky blue diamonds are fairly brighter with little more tint than the ice blue diamonds. Ocean blue is the darkest of the three shades; it is deep blue with a rich tint.
An ice blue diamond begins with a white polished diamond and so considered very expensive.
Comparatively, ocean blue diamonds begin as a brown diamond-shaped and are not as expensive as the ice blue ones, but are reasonably medium priced.
Tips to choose a blue diamond:
While purchasing the blue diamonds,
- Choose how important is the originality of the color of diamond to you. These stones with original blue color are rare and highly expensive.
- Many diamonds are artificially treated under various temperatures and pressure conditions, though these are allowed practices and does not degrade the value of these stones.
- Determine whether to get stones loose or buy them as a part of jewelry.
Caring for your budget is very important. Even a small variation of shade or tint of color may cost you a fortune. Color diamonds such as blue are very costly compared to colorless diamonds. So choose the expenses carefully and then think of spending the rest in carat, size, and other values of diamonds.
- The next thing to remember is to decide the place where to get them. Getting them from authorized dealers will cost more than getting from a discount seller who may not provide adequate documentation.
While viewing and choosing the blue diamonds
Choose one with a “fancy” color that matches well with your taste and selection.
Choose the diamond by viewing it in various different light settings because dealers prefer an atmosphere where their product is at its best.
Get a mirror to your side and see it while choosing which jewelry matches your skin tone.
Compare these beautiful stones with different shapes. For example, the ones with round and square-cut reflect more light than the ones with the rectangular cut.
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It is the brilliance of the color in that stone that determines its value. The more it is fancy, the more is its cost.
These stones are the finest piece of diamonds that are very rare and stand as eternal beauty. The diamonds purchased now will stand and grows in value over time.
Why are diamonds a girl’s best friend? For the exact reasons that Marilyn Monroe, dressed in pink satin and white furs, sang in her timeless performance years ago; these rocks don’t lose their “shape,” either economically or sentimentally.
Bottom Line Recommendation:
We strongly recommend buying a blue diamond from a vendor who provides high-quality photos, like Leibish & Co. or James Allen.
Color can vary significantly even within a specific color grade, and we want to make sure you’re getting the most for your budget.
In our experience, Leibish & Co. offers the best prices and customer experience in the Fancy Color Diamond market. They also provide a high level of expertise when it comes to pairing the diamond with a jewelry set.
WHAT IS A BLUE DIAMOND?
A blue diamond is a real, natural diamond with a noticeable blue tone due to the presence of boron in the diamond’s carbon structure.
Blue diamonds range in color from light blue to deep blue often with a secondary hue like violet, gray, or green.
Blue diamonds are not treated or enhanced to get their color, they are found below the earth’s surface with their natural blue coloring.
And Blue diamonds are found only in a few mines in the world: the Cullinan mine in South Africa, the Argyle Mine in Australia, and the Golconda mine in India.
The carat weight and intensity of blue color dictate how much a blue diamond is worth. Because of blue diamonds’ rarity, they’re usually more expensive than white diamonds and other fancy color diamonds.
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ORIGIN OF BLUE DIAMOND’S COLOR
Blue diamonds are real, natural diamonds that form beneath the earth’s surface over billions of years. These diamonds are not color-treated or enhanced to get their blue color—it is natural.
The mesmerizing color of the blue diamond comes from traces of boron in the diamond’s carbon composition.
Though often confused, sapphires are entirely different gemstones than blue diamonds. Sapphires are a member of the corundum family and contain traces of titanium, iron, magnesium, copper, and chromium.
TYPES OF BLUE DIAMOND
Most blue diamonds are Type IIb diamonds, which account for only 0.1% of the world’s color diamonds. There’s a spectrum within blue diamonds, though.
They range from light to deep, vivid blue. Most diamonds also have a secondary hue that alters their color to be more green or gray, for example.
Depending on the color intensity, blue diamonds look like pale blue gemstones, vibrant blue stones, or a mix of two colors like blue and purple.
Secondary hues add tint and character to the stone. No matter where a stone falls on the blue diamond color chart, it’s bound to be a stunning, rare gem.
Blue diamonds belong to the family of Fancy Color Diamonds, the name for diamonds that exhibit a rich color. A blue diamond’s value is based on its 4Cs (Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat), with Color intensity being the most important factor.
Types of Blue Diamond
Every blue diamond is considered rare, but pure colors (ie. those without a secondary modifier) are even more unique. Pure blues are hard to obtain, however, and some color combinations are quite stunning.
Gray-blue and green-blue are the most common secondary colors for blue diamonds but there are many color combinations possibilities.
This 0.46 Carat Fancy Gray Blue diamond is an example of a beautiful stone with a modifying color. Even stones like these are considered exceptional.
BLUE DIAMOND’S INTENSITY LEVELS
The strength of a diamond’s color is referred to as the color intensity level. Each Fancy diamond has different intensity levels by which it’s evaluated.
For blue diamonds, the grading scale includes Faint Blue, Very Light Blue, Light Blue, Fancy Light Blue, Fancy Blue, Fancy Intense Blue, Fancy Deep Blue, and Fancy Vivid Blue. Fancy Dark is also a possibility of a secondary color is present.
BLUE DIAMOND’S RARITY
Blue diamonds are rarer and more expensive than every other fancy color diamond-except for red diamonds. And Blue diamonds are incredibly rare and can only be found in three areas of the world: Australia, South Africa, and India.
The more intense the color of the blue diamond is, the more rare and expensive it is. Blue diamonds with a high carat weight such as 2 or 3 carat are even harder to come by, and thus extremely expensive.
For instance, this 2.35 carat Fancy Gree Blue Cushion Cut Diamond costs $420,100.
Some claim-based on their very high prices-that pink diamonds are more rare than blue, but that’s due to increased demand rather than reduced supply. Blue diamond’s level of rarity often makes them a target for diamond collectors, investors, and enthusiasts.
BLUE DIAMOND PRICE
The price of a 0.3-carat light blue diamond costs $15,700 on average. The price of a 0.5-carat light blue diamond is $26,280 on average. Deep blue and vivid blue diamonds cost much more-around $75,000 for a 0.25-carat diamond.
As you increase in color intensity and carat weight, blue diamond prices extend beyond $100,000, $200,000, and more. For instance, this 0.84 Fancy Intense Blue Marquise Diamond is priced at $336,100. A blue diamond’s value greatly increases with a more intense color.
Certain color combinations like those with more gray than blue can be more affordable. For example, this 0.50 Carat Fancy Gray Blue Pear Shape Diamond is priced at $32,100.
Compare that to this 0.54 carat, Fancy Intense Blue Radiant Shape Diamond that’s priced at $210,775. While there is a difference in shape between the stones, the gap spans almost $180,000.
Smaller blue diamonds, like those below 0.3 Carat, are more affordable and can be used to make a special jewelry piece if paired with other stones.
Figuring out how much a blue diamonds is worth is challenging because the prices range dramatically based on color and secondary hue.
Because blue diamonds are so rare and unique in their specific color, it’s virtually impossible to determine a blue diamond price per carat. That’s why it’s important to assess each blue diamond to determine if it’s a good value.
If you’re in the market for a blue diamond and want to know if you’re getting a good deal, reach out to our experts for personalized advice.
BLUE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING SETTINGS
There are a variety of engagement ring settings that help make a blue diamond stand out. The best settings for blue diamonds are outlined below.
- Style 1: Halo setting
Enhance the beauty of your blue diamonds by surrounding it with other diamonds. Add side stones to increase your ring’s carat weight.
- Style 2: Tension setting
Place your blue diamonds in the center stage with a tension setting. Isolating the starkly colored diamond can help to make its color pop.
- Style 3: Three-stone setting
Flank either side of your blue diamonds with small colorless diamonds. You’ll increase the brilliance of your ring without taking away from the blue diamond’s color.
Three-stone setting example: Fancy Gray-Blue and White Diamond Three Stone Ring. The geometric pattern created by the two trillion side stones brings out the exceptional color of the center stone.
POPULAR JEWELRY SETTINGS FOR BLUE DIAMOND
Besides an engagement ring, you can place a blue diamond in a pendant or a pair of earrings.
Build a piece of jewelry that has meaning and significant value. Choose a pendant necklace or set of earrings to match the personal style of the wearer.
Are blue diamonds more expensive?
Blue diamonds are more valuable than most colored diamonds, but just like all other diamonds, their prices are determined based on the diamond’s color, color intensity, size, and clarity with an emphasis on the intensity of the color.
What is the rarest diamond?
Red and pink diamonds are the rarest of any colored diamond. They’re only found in mines in Africa, Australia, and Brazil. Unlike some other colored diamonds, it’s a quirk in the diamond’s structure that makes them appear red, not the presence of a chemical impurity!
How much is a 1 carat blue diamond?
A medium toned 1-carat blue diamond (fancy blue to fancy intense) is around $200,000 dollars. The price and value of a blue diamond will also depend on the diamond’s cut and clarity characteristics too – but by far color and carat size are the two most important C’s for determining the value of fancy blue diamonds.
What are blue diamond powers?
Blue Diamond possesses standard Gem abilities, bubbling, shapeshifting, fusion, regeneration, agelessness, and superhuman strength/durability. Radiated Pathokinesis: When Blue Diamond is overwhelmed with sadness, she emits a blue aura around her that induces the said emotion to anyone exposed to it.
Which Colour of diamond is most expensive?
Even a one carat red diamond can be sold anywhere from $300,000 to $2 million dollars, depending on the quality of the diamond, easily making fancy red diamonds the most expensive diamond color in the world.