Green Diamonds’ Rise to Fame
Green diamonds are having a moment. Thanks to Jennifer Lopez’s re-engagement with Ben Affleck, public interest and awareness have sparked in recent months. The actress and singer announced the news to her followers with a video. As she spoke, viewers were intrigued when they noticed a green center stone in her brand new ring. ‘An Emerald, perhaps?’—they wondered. But only an expert eye could’ve made the right guess. JLo proceeded to clarify that it was a spectacular emerald-cut, Green diamond. Jaws dropped. Everybody wanted to know more about the extravagant gem. Where do Green diamonds come from? What gives them this unusual hue? How much did it cost?
Langerman Bespoke Green Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
Chances are your favorite jewelers don’t carry them in their permanent collections. And there’s a reason for that: scarcity. Fancy Green diamonds are one of the rarest diamond colors, second only to red. For every 10,000 carats mined, only 1 of them will be a color diamond. Fancy color diamonds represent less than 0.1% of all diamonds produced annually, of which Green diamonds are only a tiny fraction.
According to reports, Lopez’s new rock is 8.50 carats and could be worth up to $10 million.
Oval Green Diamond with Halo Setting Engagement Ring
If the previous hype enjoyed by Pink diamonds after the last Jennifer engagement 20 years ago can tell us something, maybe now is the perfect time to get ahold of some Green diamonds.
Luckily, you don’t need a millionaire budget to find your ideal gem. At Langerman, we are the proud keepers of an extraordinary collection that differentiates over 350 unique colors.
Marquise Cut Green Diamond Engagement Ring in White Gold.
Spectacular Cushion Cut Mint Diamond.
The Best Ways to Combine Green Diamonds
As a Pop of Color
Green diamond jewelry is easier to style than you might think. Lime diamonds set in white gold, or surrounded by a colorless halo, are versatile pieces that will elevate any white or light-colored outfit.
Fancy Green Diamond Stud Earrings with Halo.
Green Diamond Eternity Band in White Gold.
Go With a Warm Color Palette
A Heart cut Cinnamon diamond next to an Olive diamond.
Olive diamonds have a yellowish undertone that pairs perfectly with yellow gold, like the beautiful engagement ring below from our bespoke archives. The unique three-stone ring features a 0.20 ct Princess cut Olive diamond and two 0.03 ct yellow-green diamonds in an elegant tension setting.
Square Brilliant, Green Diamond Engagement Ring With Accent Stones.
Cognac with Olives sounds like an interesting diamond cocktail. That was the selected diamond mix for the bespoke band below. The rich yellow gold enhanced the warmth of this autumnal piece.
Langerman Bespoke ring with alternating Cognac and Olive diamonds.
Keep it Cool For The Blueish Greens
Left: An incredibly rare 1.13 carat Forest Green diamond.
Right: Intense Green Blue diamond.
Green diamonds can also have cooler hues, making them easy to pair with different shades of blue. We love how the combination above instantly transports us to an Alpine lake surrounded by tall trees. A calming, harmonious union.
Radiant Cut Green Lime Diamond Next to a Brilliant Cut Purple Diamond.
Purple diamonds have a beautiful icy tone that looks phenomenal next to our neon green Lime diamonds. This electric combo feels fresh, playful, and very original.
Pair Them With Pink!
Contrast Lime and Mint diamonds with Raspberry pinks.
The color wheel is a helpful tool for visualizing creative schemes. Green and pink are complementary, meaning they sit opposite each other on the wheel. Vibrant contrasts look bold and attractive; they immediately catch the eye and are hard to forget. Which is the case with the following custom piece. This bespoke necklace features a Lime diamond hugged by a double halo of soft Pink brilliants.
Round Cut Lime Diamond Pendant With a Double Halo of Pink Diamonds.
Citrus Explosion: Limes, Lemons, and Oranges
Natural Fancy Green diamond with Yellow diamonds.
Experimenting with contrasts is an absolute joy but so it is creating delicate gradations and ombré effects. Taking inspiration from nature again, we adore a citrusy palette that combines green Lime diamonds with intense Yellows, or fancy Oranges.
Lime Green diamond set in a yellow gold pendant with a Yellow diamond double halo.
Natural Yellow, Green, and Orange diamonds.
Dare to wear Green diamond jewelry. Our bespoke team will be happy to assist you in selecting the most exquisite gems to materialize your vision.
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.