|Posted on December 3, 2011 at 5:45 PM|
There are several varieties of diamonds. Colored diamonds of gem quality are called Fancies which means they are elegant, ornate, deluxe and distinctive. These diamonds range from reds, through oranges, yellows, greens, blues, violets, browns and even black-any color but white. Yellows are the most common with ones which have a lively vivid yellow color being the most valuable; these are called “Canaries”.
These diamonds are quite popular due to their exceptional brilliance. With all else being equal (cut, clarity and size) a rare color is the most important attribute of a fancy diamond.
Due to a large demand for fancy diamond, techniques have been developed to enhance or change the color of many diamonds. If you are buying a stone for investment, the color should be natural.