We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend and have been since De Beers launched their famous advertising campaign in the 1940s. Over the past ten years, there has been more interest in coloured diamonds. Unfortunately, there are quite a few myths regarding coloured stones, which we intend to debunk in this article.
5 COMMON MYTHS ABOUT COLOURED DIAMONDS
It is risky to buy loose coloured diamonds.
Simply put, there are no risks when you buy loose coloured stones from a reputable jeweller, as every diamond comes with a GIA certificate, which clearly details the diamond’s properties. If you search online, there are fancy coloured loose diamonds for sale from reputable jewellers and they are affordable.
Carat is the most important for grading.
The carat of a diamond refers to its weight (1 carat = 0.2g), yet the other 3 Cs are just as important, namely colour, clarity and cut. Coloured stones with a colour grading of ‘fancy’ or ‘vivid’ are the most expensive.
All coloured diamonds are created by nature.
While the best stones are created naturally, it is possible to create coloured diamonds in the lab. When you commission bespoke diamond jewellery in Sydney, you would be given the choice of natural or synthetic-coloured stones. Argyle pink diamonds are very much sought after and a reputable jeweller would have access to loose Argyle pink diamonds that are 100% natural. Of course, synthetic stones are cheaper than their natural counterparts. However, most people still prefer naturally coloured stones.
Diamonds last forever.
You might be forgiven for thinking this is true; after all, it took millions of years for diamonds to form, yet diamonds eventually turn to graphite. Don’t worry, that huge diamond you have would take billions of years to degenerate, and acquiring high-quality coloured stones is a wide investment, as they become rarer. In this universe, nothing is eternal, everything is in a state of change, but in the grand scheme of things, a pure natural coloured diamond is indeed a treasure that nature created over a very, very long period of time.
It is more expensive to custom make diamond jewellery.
Most people are under the impression that custom jewellery is very expensive, yet you can have a pink diamond engagement ring made for the same price as an off-the-shelf ring. There are many advantages for choosing to design the ring, the uniqueness, the fact that you get to choose every aspect of the ring design and, of course, it will appreciate in value.
If you are planning to pop the question anytime soon, talk to a custom jeweller about creating a very special ring and as they can source loose diamonds at trade prices, you won’t pay too much. The custom jeweller is able to work with your concept and create a piece of jewellery that is truly unique and for many people. This becomes a family heirloom that is handed down from generation to generation.
The custom jeweller can show you a wide range of quality coloured diamonds and help you to create the perfect design for that very special ring.