How to Buy Colored Diamonds


While buying any piece of diamond jewelry requires some careful thought, choosing and purchasing colored diamonds is not like the process of selecting colorless or white diamonds. The considerations are quite different, and to a certain degree, you have more freedom in your choice with colored diamonds since color, rather than clarity, becomes the focus. Here's what you'll want to consider as you're shopping.

Buying Colored Diamonds:

  1. Hue is one of the most important considerations when shopping for colored diamonds. When you are buying colored diamonds, you have already decided that you want an unusual piece of jewelry, something that will stand out and be an exciting change to your jewelry wardrobe. The color of the diamond you select should represent your personality and style. The color you choose should also be something that you'll be comfortable wearing regularly, if not every day, so you'll want to be sure that it matches your existing wardrobe. Colored diamonds come in many hues, including yellow, pink, blue, chocolate brown, black, and a wide array of others.

    Colored Diamonds to Go with Your Style:

    • To add a little bit of pop to a drab wardrobe or outfit, consider colored diamonds in bright yellow, rich blue, or a pretty pink.

    • On the other hand, if you want something more subdued, consider a diamond with a brown hue or one in a black. These neutral colors can be worn with any outfit in your closet and make great pieces to wear every day.

  2. Price and budget will also play into the purchase of your colored diamond. If you are looking for something affordable, you might consider shopping our wide variety of discount colored diamonds to get the hue and style you want without breaking the bank. Additionally, colored diamonds in shades such as brown, grey, and yellow will be less expensive than pink, green, and blue because these colors are more common, and in many cases, they are easier to produce.

  3. The quality of a colored diamond is also an important consideration. Just like traditional diamonds, colored diamonds are available with different levels of quality, with ratings such as hue saturation and clarity. If you are looking for a perfect colored diamond, then you will obviously have to spend a bit more money. Keep in mind, however, that brighter hues will hide more flaws with their striking colors, so if you want to save money and still have a stunning piece of colored diamond jewelry, then opt for brighter colors and richer hues.

  4. The style of your colored diamond jewelry is a personal choice and an important part of the shopping process. Once you have decided upon a color, you are ready to delve into the fun process of choosing among jewelry styles. Specifics, such as cut, size, materials, and style, are all important when selecting your colored diamond jewelry. Whether you choose a stunning green princess-cut diamond ring set in platinum or a unique pink bevel-set diamond pendant on a white gold chain, your colored diamond should be something you can enjoy on any special occasion or wear every single day. After all, your colored diamond is an investment, so it should be everything you have always wanted in piece of jewelry and something you will enjoy for years to come, and possibly even pass down to future generations.

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Updated January 8, 2015