Coloured stones get a bad rap. You can almost see the sneer on someone’s face whenever they come across the term. The reputation of coloured diamonds precedes them, and I’m here to tell you that coloured diamonds have been unfairly judged. Yes, diamonds are intended to be clear. So clear, in fact, that a diamond’s ‘clarity’ is one of the four ‘C’s that are used to judge a stone’s caliber. I can understand the argument, of course, and the philosophical debate: is a diamond truly a diamond if it is not clear? In short, I’m not all that certain that it is a question that is worthy of such debate. Nor is such debate necessary. If you’re buying diamonds as an investment commodity, then, yes, traditional is the way to go. But if you’re buying diamonds to enjoy them yourself or to proffer them as a gift for someone else to enjoy, then the only thing that should matter is the extent to which a person would enjoy having a coloured diamond.
I’m of the opinion that a coloured diamond can be quite a wonderful sight, especially when combining a particular colour with a specific shape of diamond. A red diamond heart, for instance, would make for a lovely and exceedingly romantic gift, no? I know some women who would absolutely love the almost-novelty of having a pink Princess-cut diamond. A blue pear-shaped diamond would almost be a teardrop and could make for a lovely necklace, and purple marquise diamonds could make someone feel like royalty.
Consider the combinations for bespoke coloured diamond earrings! So many fashionistas enjoy coordinating all aspects of their outfits. Now, not only could they coordinate style of jewellery, but also the color of it. Event jewellery could surely become a new offshoot of the industry. Colors and cuts chosen specifically for their aesthetic quality and the sense of whatever theme they exude.
Not to mention the ways in which they can be used to craft jewellery for specific purposes–even statement. ReveDiamonds.com has an entire section devoted to coloured diamonds. You can control everything: the shape, the carat, the cut, the clarity, the polish, the symmetry, the fluorescence, the colour, and the intensity of the colour. They literally have ever colour of the rainbow and then some. A tennis bracelet comprised of diamonds coloured in pink, orange, yellow, green, and violet would make quite the statement, and make quite the splash, too.
Before lab-grown diamonds, jewellers and jewellery artists had to make beautiful pieces from what nature provided. And odds were, if nature was providing coloured stones, they weren’t the coloured stones we’re capable of making now, so you could pretty much rule out the natural aesthetic to which diamond-lovers have become accustomed. Now, they can bring a concept into reality in precise and gorgeous splendor. Who wouldn’t want to indulge a bit and have some colourful fun at the same time?
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