Did you already read the article Find Your Dream Shape? Then you might be ready to find out more about the rare fancy shapes that you can find at Langerman Diamonds.
Arthur Langerman is a pioneer when it comes to experimenting with fancy shapes and unusual cuts. Ever since Langerman Diamonds was founded, he has been an expert on cutting and shaping natural color diamonds. Each rough diamond is carefully analyzed in order to decide which shape will bring out the most fire and color in the stone. This is a long process, but it ensures that each stone lives up to its full potential. It can also mean that you will be able to buy a natural color diamond in an obtainable price range if you are willing to go for a more unique cut.
Back in the 1700s, King Louis XV of France commissioned a jeweler to create a cut that would resemble the lips of his mistress. Or so the story goes. The marquise cut soon became popular as a way for the marquises of France to display their ranks by wearing this shape of diamonds at court. The shape is elliptical with two pointy tips and features 58 facets.
It is very well suited for a ring, as the slender shape will elongate your finger and create an elegant effect. Did you notice it somewhere already? Probably on Catherine Zeta Jones’ 1920 vintage engagement ring.
Diamonds and hearts? What a match made in heaven, when it comes to professing your love. The heart cut dates back to the 16th century, when Mary Queen of Scots gifted a heart shaped diamond ring to Queen Elizabeth. A heart shaped diamond typically has 56 to 58 facets and rivals a round diamond in brilliance. As you might know, Lady Gaga is a big fan and happily showed off her heart shaped engagement ring to millions of followers back in 2015.
The Asscher cut originates from Holland in 1902. For decades, it was mainly found in vintage jewelry, but for the last 20 years this cut has regained popularity. The Asscher cut resembles the emerald cut apart from the fact that the Asscher is square and not rectangular. The look has been referred to as an endless hallway of reflective mirrors, which is a good way of describing the effect of an Asscher cut diamond. The Asscher cut has a certain old-world glamour about it and it’s not surprising that Elizabeth Taylor was a fan. Where else have I seen this cut? Well, both Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba have sported Asscher cut engagement rings.
If you love the square look of a diamond, but you do not want to miss out on sparkle and brilliance, then a radiant cut might be a good choice for you. The radiant cut looks a lot like a princess cut, but it has round corners and is a little bit more rectangular. The radiant cut looks incredible in an engagement ring. Just ask Jennifer Lopez about her 6.10 fancy, intense pink engagement ring that she received from Ben Affleck. Famously, the engagement didn’t last, but the media attention reinvigorated the demand for natural color diamonds and set off a craze especially for pink diamonds.
As the name discloses, a shield cut diamond resembles a shield used by knights or warriors. Perfect if you need to channel that inner warrior in your everyday battles. Shield cut natural color diamonds look amazing in dangling earrings or in pendants. Several of the world’s most famous diamonds are actually shield shaped. Such as the Moussaieff Red Diamond, a 5.11 carat, fancy red diamond. The largest and most rare of the red diamonds in the world. Or the Guinea star, an incredible 89.01 flawless white diamond.
The cut has its name from the flying trapeze in the circus and it is indeed a very unique cut. They are often used to flank princess cut, emerald cut or Asscher cut center stones, but they are very intriguing on their own as well. The trapezoid cut is most famous for Jennifer Lopez’ famous engagement ring, where they flank the incredible natural color pink diamond.
The sphere cut is a very experimental shape, which will excite collectors more than jewelers. Langerman Diamond currently has the world’s largest natural color diamond sphere in stock. The 67 carat diamond, in a warm gray color, is perfectly smooth and harmonious and was polished using a secret, and extremely demanding, technique by Langerman’s own diamond polisher.
We still have lots of other diamond cuts to present to you. Natural color diamonds are so unique that each little masterpiece deserve its’ own original look. So stay with us for more knowledge on pentagon cuts, baguette cuts, fan cuts and much more.
Step into the mesmerizing world of natural Pink diamonds, synonymous of elegance and sophistication. These exquisite gems have stolen the spotlight in the realm of fine jewelry, captivating the hearts of fashion enthusiasts around the globe.
In this article, we’ll explore the enchanting features of Fancy Pink diamonds, uncovering their origins, possible tones, and the growing fascination around them. As we delve into their unique characteristics, you’ll learn how they compare to other popular pink gemstones, revealing the distinct advantages that set them apart.
The Origin Of Their Mesmerising Hues
Fancy Pink diamonds are the result of a remarkable geological process that lasted millions of years. During their formation process, atomic traces of minerals such as hydrogen, nitrogen, or boron were introduced into their crystalline structure, resulting in impressive hues.
However, another scientific theory states that the pink hue comes from a deformation in the crystal lattice of the stone, a phenomenon caused by extreme pressure.
Whichever the cause, thanks to our Earth’s natural transformations, today we get to enjoy the exceptional shades of Pink diamonds.
From delicate pastel tones reminiscent of blooming cherry blossoms to intense, vivid shades that command attention, natural Pink diamonds offer a diverse palette of hues that ignite the imagination.
Rarity And A Growing Fascination
The allure of these unique stones lies not only in their enchanting beauty but also in their rarity.
As luxury enthusiasts and jewelry connoisseurs seek to come in possession of the most exclusive and coveted pieces, the interest surrounding fancy pink diamonds continues to grow. With the recent closure of the renowned Argyle mine in Australia, a significant source of Pink diamonds, their scarcity has skyrocketed.
Pink Diamond’s Unparalleled Properties
The refractive index of a diamond is approximately 2.42. This high refractive index is one of the factors that contribute to the exceptional brilliance and sparkle that diamonds are renowned for. The high refractive index allows diamonds to bend and reflect light in a way that creates maximum dispersion and brilliance, resulting in their captivating play of light and fire. It is this unique optical property that sets diamonds apart from other gemstones and contributes to their timeless allure and desirability.
Diamonds are renowned for their exceptional hardness, ranking 10 on the Mohs scale, which is the highest possible rating. This remarkable property makes diamonds highly resistant to scratching and abrasion, ensuring their longevity and durability even with daily wear.
The hardness of a diamond contributes significantly to its value. Diamonds are prized for their ability to withstand the rigors of everyday use without losing their beauty or succumbing to damage. This durability ensures that diamond jewelry, such as engagement rings and heavily worn pieces, can be cherished forever and passed down through generations.
What About Other Pink Gemstones?
This pink gemstone is often used in jewelry for its vibrant color. Pink tourmaline can be found in various parts of the world, including Brazil, Afghanistan, Mozambique, and the United States. Each location may produce unique variations in color and quality, making it more complicated for the regular customer to understand how to measure and compare characteristics.
Tourmaline ranks 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs' scale of hardness, making it moderately durable, but relatively softer compared to Pink diamonds. With a refractive index between 1.624 and 1.644, pink tourmaline exhibits a good amount of brilliance and light dispersion.
This mineral showcases a soft, delicate pink hue that does not typically offer much sparkle. There are multiple levels of transparency available, from very translucent to milky opaque or smoky with yellow or brown undertones.
Scoring a 7 on the Mohs scale, pink quartz is relatively durable and suitable for some types of jewelry. However, it is still important to protect it from impact, and best suitable for earrings and low-wear pieces.
The intensity of its color depends on the place of origin and the combination of trace elements present within its crystal structure.
With a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, pink sapphires are very durable and resistant, making them suitable for all kinds of jewelry pieces. However, they are more prone to scratches than diamonds.
Kunzite is quite affordable because it’s relatively unknown although it can be found in many places like Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, and the USA.
Like most color stones, kunzite can be undergo irradiation or heat treatments to enhance its color. Exposure to heat and bright light can cause color in both natural and treated kunzite to fade over time.
Most morganite deposits are found in Brazil, but the highest quality specimens come from Madagascar. Typically, morganite enjoys a high transparency with minimal inclusions resulting in clear, polished stones.
Scoring a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, Morganite is safe and durable enough for jewelry.
Your Best Choice: Pink Diamonds
There are multiple options to choose from to create a jewel with pink gemstones. However, they all fall short when compared to the durability and brilliance of natural Pink diamonds. With sources becoming more scarce while demand continues grows, Pink diamonds keep appreciating in value making them a better financial choice when compared to other gemstones which tend to loose value in the resale marker. Pink diamonds present multiple advantages for their investment potential and as a valuable asset to be passed on for generations.
When purchasing color gemstones, it’s important the buyer requests a professional laboratory report that discloses any enhancements to make an informed decision. Unfortunately for most consumers, it’s hard to find full-detailed information on a finished jewelry piece and it requires additional effort and inquiries to confirm the quality of a gemstone.
Langerman Diamonds has over 50 years of expertise in sourcing and trading natural color diamonds. Explore our online inventory and contact us to learn more about the purchasing process.