Genuine blue colored diamonds are very rare and highly coveted because of their beauty and elegance. They are also so expensive that most people could not afford to purchase a large one. Naturally occurring blue colored diamonds get their pigment from chemical impurities. For example, a diamond with a grayish-blue color contains traces of the chemical boron. Colored diamonds have become more popular in recent years, and consequently jewelers have developed a technique for enhancing ordinary diamonds to alter their color. Items of jewelry that have color enhanced diamonds are more affordable and widely available than those that occur naturally.
The Hope Diamond
The most famous of all natural blue colored diamonds is the Hope Diamond. It has a grayish blue color and a weight of 42.52 carats. Some people have estimated the value of the Hope Diamond at as much as quarter of a billion dollars, though others think it is worth a lot less. If you want to see the Hope Diamond in person you can do so by visiting the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington D.C., but be careful because according to legend it is cursed.
Tips For Buying Them
Would you like to own an item of jewelry containing a blue colored diamond or purchase it as a gift for somebody who is special to you? Jewelry containing a blue colored diamond definitely has its own unique and opulent sophistication. More affordable blue colored diamond jewelry is made with diamonds that have been processed to give them their color.
However, enhanced blue colored diamonds are still more expensive than ordinary diamonds of the same cut, clarity and carat weight. Furthermore, the higher the carat weight of the diamond or diamonds the more expensive the item of jewelry will be. Exactly how much should you expect to pay for enhanced blue colored diamonds? Well an enhanced blue diamond pendant with a weight of one carat will cost at least one thousand five hundred dollars to purchase.
You can buy bracelets, pendants, necklaces, rings and earrings that contain enhanced blue colored diamonds from most fine jewelry retailers either in person or via the internet. Enhanced blue colored diamonds come in a variety of different shades. You can purchase jewelry with diamonds that are intense blue, light blue, blue-gray or greenish blue. If you decide to purchase an item of jewelry that contains blue colored diamonds you had best use caution. You need to see a certificate of authenticity and a grading report that gives details of the cut, clarity and weight of the diamond or diamonds before you part with any cash.