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Color Diamonds

Generally, when you think of a diamond, you think of the virtually clear diamond. But diamonds come in just about any color — pink, blue and yellow, just to name a few. The difference between color and colorless diamonds is due to something happening during their formation that altered the diamond’s color. For instance, if boron was present during a diamond’s formation, that diamond will be a shade of blue. Some diamonds are colored because the intense pressure and heat bent their structure, like a kaleidoscope. Color diamonds can occur over time in nature or in the manipulation of the stone. Naturally colored stones are rarer than man-made colored diamond. Every color diamond is a miracle of nature and as unique and rare as each one of us! When buying any diamond, contact a Brinker’s expert!

Setting the tone for sophistication and style, black diamonds are sure to add elegance and glamour to any occasion. These unique stones have an inky, dark and essentially opaque color due to enhancements by a safe form of irradiation and heat. Single solitaire black diamonds represent someone with a very strong personality. Their rare color is due to dark inclusions within, usually made up of graphite. The combination of black and colorless diamonds enhances the beauty of both gemstones while creating a balance between classic, conventional and modern styles.

Pink isn’t just a color for little girls anymore. Pink is for sophistication, independence, and of course, romance! These lovely stones, which come primarily from Australia, range from a pale soft hue to a bright, vivid color. The rare hot pink color is particularly inspiring, and the more intense the color, the higher the value of the gem. Join celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey who are proving pink diamonds represent elegance, femininity and mystique.

Like the startling beauty of a finch in spring or the gracefulness of a singing canary, a yellow diamond dazzles. Yellow diamonds have earned a place in pop culture on celebrities and featured in our favorite TV shows. The vast majority of all diamonds contain some nitrogen. To form a yellow diamond, nitrogen atoms present at formation group themselves in very specific ways. Those atoms absorb blue light, which produces a yellow color. The 110.03-carat, pear-shaped “Sun-Drop Diamond,” is a gorgeous yellow diamond discovered in 2010 in South Africa. It was sold in a Sotheby’s auction the following year in Geneva for just over $10.9 million.  

Among the rarest of all diamonds – the cool, charming beauty of a blue diamond glistens like the high seas. These highly sought after diamonds owe their color to the activity of boron particles at formation. The most famous  of all, the Hope Diamond, is a blue diamond which resides at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. Its formation is estimated at approximately 1.1 billion years ago, and is believed to be from India. 

Warm, dark, rich and exotic, nothing entices like a cogniac diamond. The darkest and rarest of the champagne diamonds, cognac diamonds deep, earthy hues make them absolute eye-catchers. The warmth and quiet ferocity of these gemstones makes them a perfect focal point for earrings, pendants, rings and necklaces. Worn alone or seen complimenting other white or colored diamonds, the cogniac diamond always maintains a level of timelessness in fashion and style.