Diamonds are as versatile as they are durable and beautiful. They can be purchased loose and saved as an investment, or placed in a jewelry setting and enjoyed on a regular basis. Styles include studs, pendants, necklaces, earrings, watches, rings, bracelets, and engagement rings, among others. Extravagance, such as diamonds placed on purses and shoes, is sometimes displayed by those who are very wealthy. Jewelry stores and online websites have loose diamonds available so customers can create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. One option for customers to design their own jewelry can be found at jewelry envy.
Colors of diamonds can be natural, or they can be added via color treatments to regular diamonds. Colors include gray, red, yellow, blue, green, champagne, black, purple, and pink. The rarest natural color is pink. They have several qualities that separate them from other colored diamonds. The biggest difference is the actual color. Pink diamonds get their color due to a defect at the atomic level. Other colored diamonds get the color from the presence of trace elements. The intensity of color saturation is also on a wider spectrum than other colors. Pinks can be found in light, fancy, vivid, deep, and dark colors. Another rarity is the presence of secondary color modifiers. Pink diamonds, like those available at the diamondenvy website, can include red, orange, purple, or brown properties that provide highlights and depth of color. There are also more tone variations in pink diamonds than with any other color.
Because pink diamonds are so rare, they make great investments. The pricing is rising and they will not lose value over time. The value will most likely go up on the near future because ninety percent of all pink diamonds are mined at the Argyle Diamond Mine is a remote area of Western Australia. That mine is due to close in 2020, so the value of pink diamonds will probably rise considerably after that happens. When purchasing diamonds, buyers should look for certification from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to be sure they are getting authentic diamonds. The GIA uses laboratory testing to rate the carat weight, clarity, color, and cut of diamonds, also referred to as the "4Cs". They can also provide a report indicating whether the color of a particular diamond is natural or color treated. Stores and websites should be able to provide proof of certifications and ratings. All diamonds at diamondenvy, for example, are certified by the GIA. If a store or site is not willing to provide proof, purchase diamonds elsewhere.