We all know that a clear (or white) diamond is a timeless classic, but fancy colour diamonds are fast becoming some of the most coveted gemstones in the world. These rare diamonds are available in every colour of the rainbow, and everybody has a favourite, including top celebs. Here’s a look at three popular fancy colour diamonds and the meanings behind them.
Pink Diamonds: Creative
These pretty pink gems are associated with creative expression – the perfect choice for a dancer, painter, writer or musician. It’s no wonder so many starlets of the stage and screen have been spotted sporting diamonds in perfectly pink hues. Songbird Mariah Carey wears a stunning 17 carat diamond engagement ring with the central emerald-cut stone surrounded by no less than 57 smaller pink diamonds, in a pink-gold setting. Blake Lively was given a gorgeous pale pink diamond wedding ring worth $2 million when she tied the knot with Ryan Reynolds, and we’ve seen an almost endless parade of creative ladies, from Kate Bosworth to Katie Price, rocking beautiful pink bling in recent months.
Pink diamonds are particularly feminine and romantic, making them a great choice for unique engagement rings.
Yellow Diamonds: Considerate
There’s something really special about these sunny sparklers; yellow diamonds are associated with warmth, joy and caring friendship. A gift of a yellow diamond means your loved one sees you as kind, considerate and thoughtful.
Heidi Klum, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson are among the famous ladies lucky enough to receive gorgeous canary-yellow diamond engagement rings from their beaus.
Black Diamonds: Consistent
Bold, dramatic and mysterious, these black beauties are one of the biggest trends in the jewellery world. In 2010, SJP’s character Carrie Bradshaw was given a five carat black diamond ring by her man in Sex and the City 2, and they’ve been in demand ever since. While white diamonds symbolise purity, innocence and enduring love, black diamonds represent deep feelings and unknown possibilities. They’re also coming to be associated with consistence and commitment, making them a beautiful and unusual choice for promise rings, engagement rings and wedding rings.
What’s your favourite diamond colour, and what does it represent for you? Share your thoughts on the Gemondo blog, and let us know if you’d like us to add fancy colour diamond jewellery to the rest of our beautifully coloured natural gemstone range!