Fancy Colored Diamonds

Fancy Colored Diamonds

Are you aware of fancy colored diamonds?

Would you prefer them in an engagement ring instead? Fancy color diamonds are making a statement and stealing the show with their ethereal beauty and elegance.

These fancy colored diamonds are naturally available in different colors ranging from vibrant blue, pink and orange to brilliant red and muted yellow. You can try with the best shades complimenting your outfit and jewelry set.

Let’s explore and study more about fancy color diamonds, prices, and color grades.

What Are Fancy Color Diamonds?

Fancy Color Diamonds are generally brown or yellow-colored diamonds that exhibit color ‘beyond the Z range.’ It comes with a noticeable body color when viewed in the face-up position.

How Many Colors Do Colored Diamonds Come In?

Colored Diamonds are available in nearly 27 based colors. However, it may come to 200 combinations considering the level of modifiers and intensity that forms a slightly newer color. Together, the shape, cut, and clarity make up an invaluable and incredible diamond one of a kind.

Which is the rarest diamond color?

When a diamond is chemically pure and structurally perfect with no hues, no inclusion is said to be the rarest diamond. Most of the white diamonds are available at a discounted rate, while blue and intense pink color diamonds are dramatically more valuable. But, out of all these fancy diamond colors, red diamonds are the rarest.

Are fancy colored diamonds expensive?

As discussed red colored diamonds are the rarest and most expensive as they come with only one intensity – ‘Fancy.’ 

But are colored diamonds real? People often get worried about this question; after all, you must get the worth you are paying for.

So, the color added to a diamond naturally exists in the component element. This is an atomic structure of a stone that reflects fancy colors.

Historically, it is found in mines and developed within the stone over a million years ago. This color is naturally formed into rough stones that are completely authentic in every way.


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How are fancy colored diamonds graded?

Fancy colored diamonds are graded along these three different axes:
·         The Hue (The actual color of a stone)
·         Tone (The relative darkness or lightness of a stone)
·         Saturation (The dispersion of how light or dark the color of a stone is)

Fancy Color Diamond Hues

Hue is a specific color that we see. It could be a single color of a diamond, let say blue or pink, or can have a secondary color too, like a pinkish-red diamond. This is mainly affected by tints or modifiers that bring color to a stone.  

From the color chart, you can see that a single color potentially has several modifiers that are altogether summed up as a fancy color diamond.

Fancy Color Diamond Saturation

Saturation refers to the concentration or intensity of a particular or any primary color. It is related more to the strength of color – Light. Vivid. Intense.

Let’s understand in a better way. Take a white cloth and soak it into a bowl full of red food coloring as Red is a highly concentrated and intense color. Now take another bowl and dip the fabric diluted with 2/3 of water. You will see no change in hue but a minor change in saturation- More diluted but lighter in Tone.

Fancy Color Diamond Tone

Tone exhibits the degree of light to a dark color. Typically, it shows how much (the proportion) of color is present in a diamond stone.

If you mix a little pure red food coloring with black, there would not be any change in saturation, but it will appear darker in tone. However, the hue would still be red.

The GIA Grades Fancy Colored Diamond Scale

As discussed earlier, diamonds whose grade exceeds Z on the “D to Z scale” are fancy color diamonds. And looking up to their saturation and tone when viewed in face-up position, these are called-
Fancy Light – It has weak saturation and a light tone. For example, Fancy light Yellow Diamond and Fancy Light Pink Diamond.

Fancy – It comes with either slightly darker or slightly stronger saturation or both

Fancy Deep- This is a bit darker and a bit more saturated

Fancy Intense- It has a slightly lighter tone with a significantly stronger saturation

Fancy Vivid- Coupled with the strongest saturation, it has a relatively lighter tone

As the color saturation increases, so does the value. All these grades are rightly based on a different intensity of hues.

Fancy color diamond prices

A combination of intense, rarity, and beauty often drives buyers’ interest. Different types of diamond colors are available with varying values of prices. For instance, the rarest diamond might be sold for millions of dollars per carat. While some of the common colored diamonds like black, brown, or grey are still affordable to many people.

After red-colored diamonds, yellow diamonds fall in the next rarity because of their fire, brightness, and exceptional luster. A fancy yellow colored diamond ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 per carat in sizes under two carats.
However, pink, blue and green costs over $100,000 per carat, and for the finest and rare colors (red, orange and violet diamonds) and refined quality diamonds, it will range over $ 1,000,000 per carat.

High Profile Fancy Color Diamond Prices

Some of the high profile purchases of the world’s most expensive and rarest colored diamonds consist of:
7.37-carat Fancy Intense Purplish Pink Diamond has been sold for $819,201 per carat
A Vivid Green Diamond sold for USD 3.08 million, a price of $1.22 million per carat.
The 12.03-carat Blue Moon was sold for almost $50 million. This is the only diamond that sold for more than $4 million per carat.
A 0.20 carat purplish red color diamond can cost about $300,000 per carat and around $500,000 for 0.40 carats.

Mid-Range Fancy Colored Diamond Prices:

A few mid-range fancy colored diamond prices are- 

·         Deep Yellowish Orange Diamond- starts from $9,000/carat

·         Orange Brown – starts from $10,000/carat

·         Brownish Orange – starts from $28,000/carat

·         Orange Yellow – starts from $21, 000/carat

However, the price of a color depends on more than its hues. It varies as per the tone and strength of a secondary color. It also considers the uniformity of colored stone, color saturation, size of gem and quality of cut and others to perfectly define a fancy color diamond price.

What are the different shapes of colored diamonds available?

Colored diamonds offer a captivating range of shapes each, with its charm. These include cushion, radiant, round, pear, emerald, oval, heart, marquise, asscher, princess and other unique shapes.

Fancy colored diamonds are often the greatest way to make your ring one-of-a-kind. Visit our Diamond Jewelry store in Scottsdale or make us a call to discuss your ideas.

Our gemologists at Finer Custom Jewelry are GIA certified and trained to vet each diamond and find you the best value.
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Harmony GreenHarmony Green
23:13 01 Apr 24
Shimon is absolutely amazing at what he does and such a pleasure to work with. We had a custom wedding band made to complement my center stone and the design is quite unique. My fiancé was very apprehensive and worried about not going with a classic wedding band but we both couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! Going to be hard not to wear this for the next few months! 😅
Dylan KuchanDylan Kuchan
21:42 19 Mar 24
Shimon was absolutely amazing. He not only was professional and courteous, but was understanding of my questions and made my visits very easy. Would highly recommend his services at Finer Custom Jewelry.
Alana VAlana V
22:15 18 Mar 24
We had a wonderful experience creating a custom engagment ring with Shimon. Shimon took the time to truly show us our options and helped shape our vision throughout the process.Shimon did a phenomenal job finding the perfect unique stone including similar stone options so we felt confident in our choice. It was such a fun process exploring our options and designing the perfect ring. Shimon is truly a master of his craft!
Ena DuriezEna Duriez
19:48 18 Mar 24
I absolutely love their jewelry, they have beautiful pieces. Highly recommend 👍
Monica J HairMonica J Hair
19:50 15 Mar 24
I had a custom bracelet made by Shimon and his team. From start to finish the process couldn’t have been more seamless. Genuinely a pleasure to work with Finer Custom Jewelry
Steven TocciSteven Tocci
02:32 07 Mar 24
Just got a new watch and needed a link removed. I found this store on Google and decided to stop in and see if they could help. Shimon doesn’t typically do watches, but he didn’t hesitate to stop what he was doing to help me. He took the time out of his day to help me and wouldn’t accept any payment. You can tell he takes extreme pride in his work and he will do whatever it takes to help his customers. I will absolutely be coming back and using him in the future!
Pamela SpearsPamela Spears
21:21 12 Feb 24
Shimon was very helpful, grand place finer jewelry sales. Would definitely recommend to everyone. Will definitely be back to this location
John HuntJohn Hunt
17:59 23 Jan 24
Great experience! Shimon helped me get a salt & pepper engagement ring. He understood exactly what I was looking for and the finished product greatly exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!!
Sara TurnbullSara Turnbull
22:30 22 Jan 24
Shimon cleaned my wedding ring for me and made it look better than new. I couldn’t stop looking at it in the sun! I had forgotten its potential to shine like that. And Monica was a great help as well, they have an amazing and dedicated team 💍
01:24 05 Jan 24
My fiancé and I cannot say enough about Shimon and Finer Custom Jewelry. I had an heirloom ring from my mom, and two bands that I wanted to use to create a very specific ring, the ring of my dreams. After a lot of research, we found Shimon. Throughout the entire process, he was incredible. From our very first meeting where we went over my vision, to the final product. I feel so lucky to have found such a caring and talented jeweler. You can tell he takes such pride in his work, as he should because it is truly flawless. I would recommend Shimon to anyone I know. We are so thankful to have him to make our forever ring so incredibly special. It exceeded all our expectations and then some.
Laura VargasLaura Vargas
20:26 30 Dec 23
My fiance and I had a fantastic experience going through Finer Custom Jewelry for our wedding bands. Shimon and Monica both worked to create our dream rings within our budget. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for affordable, high quality, fast, and wonderful service.
Jacquie LymanJacquie Lyman
04:17 28 Dec 23
10/10 would recommend Finer Jewelery! I needed a repair on my wedding ring, and also wanted my engagement ring and wedding band soldered together. The service was incredible and the communication was as promised. Shimon is so kind and warm and friendly! My ring came back looking brand new!
Paige DimakosPaige Dimakos
23:15 04 Oct 23
Wonderful experience and customer service. Look forward to working with Shimon in the future.
Homa NikoHoma Niko
22:23 26 Sep 23
It was very nice meeting Shimon, he was very helpful on pricing my sister's ring. Very understanding and knowledgeable on jewelry. Thank you so much Shimon.
Kyle RootKyle Root
20:13 21 Sep 23
Shimon is a great guy super knowledgeable and I will definitely be coming to him again for my jewelry needs.
Lauren Van GyselLauren Van Gysel
18:18 18 Sep 23
Shimone was SO helpful and accommodating when I was selling jewelry! 10/10 experience and will be back!! :)
Roman MendezRoman Mendez
22:55 06 Sep 23
Great place. Shimon really helped me get a great offer on my diamond bracelet
Matthew RamirezMatthew Ramirez
18:25 01 Sep 23
Shimone was a pleasure to work with. He was both reasonable and fair when it came to selling a ring that I had been sitting on for a while. I would highly recommend Finer Custom Jewelry if you’re looking to sell any pieces. Shimone will treat you well.
denise drakedenise drake
22:23 29 Aug 23
Great experience working with Shimon. He had expert ideas about how to manage some antique jewelry and was super and helping us find the right rings!
Pure Air Service AZPure Air Service AZ
18:36 29 Aug 23
Thank you Shimon for your patience with me.I called finer custom jewelry to find a diamond ring to Propose my girlfriend and Shimon was really helpful and profesional.Really recommend.She said yessssss 😊
17:17 29 Aug 23
This place is absolutely amazing. The Jeweler Shimon did a wonderful job when pricing and inspecting the jewelry I brought in for sale. Extremely knowledgeable and very personable. recommend everyone comes here!!
Shelby KarrelsShelby Karrels
23:14 21 Aug 23
My experience with Finer Curation Jewelry was nothing short of phenomenal. Buying, selling, and creating custom jewelry can be a stressful and pressuring experience. However, from the moment I walked into Finer Custom Jewelry, I felt like a valued client. Shimon was patient, knowledgeable, and made the process so much easier than I had expected. If you are looking for a jeweler you can trust, you will find them here!
Sarah KanitschSarah Kanitsch
18:35 15 Aug 23
Amazing service! Helped immediately with the ring I had. Wonderful guy!!
Shane CsiszarShane Csiszar
23:49 07 Aug 23
Shimon was a pleasure to work with! Made the process very easy and enjoyable. We picked a beautiful emerald diamond, and I could not be happier with the quality of his work! I highly recommend Finer Jewelry!
Lauryn ScusselLauryn Scussel
03:27 20 Jul 23
Thanks to Shimon I was able to give my mom her dream Mother’s ring. It was done quickly and efficiently with great communication and a stunning product. A great company for your custom jewelry needs!!
Ryan BerryRyan Berry
17:19 11 Jul 23
Shimon was great to work with. We made a custom ring exactly how I drew it and my fianceé loved it. Will definitely come back for my ring!
Lisa HilchieLisa Hilchie
20:37 09 Jul 23
Shimon was very kind and professional. He responded quickly to my initial email, worked with my schedule to make an appointment, and took the time to answer any questions I had. I'm very happy with my decision to go to him.
Eli Garcia (ELI)Eli Garcia (ELI)
18:32 26 Jun 23
Ring came out perfect my Fiancé loved it, it fit perfect, I’d highly recommend this jeweler, also Shimon was very communicative and gave updates on the ring every chance he had, couldn’t have had a better experience.
Michael NedlerMichael Nedler
00:17 19 Jun 23
I had a big wedding anniversary coming and wanted to do something special for my wife. A friend suggested Finer so I contacted them. What a wonderful experience...Shimon led me through the process of picking an amazing diamonds as well as the perfect ring. My wife couldn't have been happier and I felt like a hero. I feel like a got an incredible ring for the money and will be back for the next occasion!
Arianna DohertyArianna Doherty
16:51 14 Jun 23
I needed to get two rings appraised and the process was easy and convenient. Shimon was able to meet with me the same week and got me the written appraisals within 3 days. I did not need to leave the items with him as some other jewelers require. I'm very pleased with the ease of working with Shimon.
Kayla ThurberKayla Thurber
02:32 16 Mar 23
I would give Shimon at Finer Custom Jewelry 10 stars if I could! He created an entirely custom ring for my fiancé just based on one Google image photo that she provided me. Before working with Shimon, I assumed I would not be able to afford a custom ring, but I was able to choose everything for the ring and stay perfectly within my budget. It was a very personal experience to create this ring and I felt heard by Shimon the entire time. (He even texted me to congratulate me on my engagement!) And he produced the most wonderful, amazing ring that will last for a lifetime! One final note: as a woman proposing to another woman, I was nervous to be judged when purchasing a non-traditional engagement ring. Shimon made me feel SO comfortable and validated. I could not recommend his services enough.
Daniel GoldbergDaniel Goldberg
00:55 03 Mar 23
My entire experience with Shimon was incredible start to finish. I came in with just an idea of what I wanted for an engagement ring. He took the time to explain the different options, settings and styles that would match my idea. Needless to say, the ring turned out beautifully and she loved it. Most importantly, Shimon was honest and fair. We will definitely be going back for all of our future needs.
Sarah RisiSarah Risi
18:47 14 Feb 23
Shimon helped me elevate my engagement diamond to a beautiful channel set band with my birthstone sapphires. I couldn’t be happier with the quality of his work!
Kyle BelskiKyle Belski
23:50 07 Feb 23
Shimon is the man! He took the time to help us design my fiancé’s ring just the way she wanted it. She now gets compliments on her ring on a daily basis. Shimon also got us a high quality diamond at a more than fair price. I recommend Finer Jewelry for all of your jewelry needs!
Aalia FuellerAalia Fueller
19:49 07 Feb 23
I’ve been working with Shimon for a year. I had all my mother’s diamonds reset. He helped me recreate a ring setting that joined my mom and dads diamonds so I have them with me at all times. He repaired many pieces and restrung my mom’s pearls. He’s a true professional and an amazing person. He and his wife have created an awesome business.If you want to design your own piece or buy one, Finer Jewelry is the place to go!
Lena GonzalezLena Gonzalez
17:10 25 Jun 22
Thank you to Shimon for this amazing diamond ring!! If you’re struggling looking for a jeweler in Arizona, you have to choose Finer Jewelry! He was very attentive to what I wanted and made me feel listened to throughout the entire process. He was truly a pleasure to work with, I could not recommend him enough!
Dania KassabDania Kassab
18:43 09 Jun 22
I’ve been looking for a yellow diamond ring for a while now and I’m so glad I foundation Finer Jewelry!!! Shimon showed me a variety of diamonds and made sure I was in love with the specific stone and shade of the diamond. Shimon made sure to educate me on my purchase which I really appreciated because I honestly didn’t know much about diamonds before meeting with him. I could not be more obsessed with this ring, so thank you so much Shimon for helping me find my dream ring!!!
Ashley BoldAshley Bold
07:24 29 Jan 22
If you are looking for a jeweler in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, look no further. As we began shopping for an engagement ring we went to a number of different jewelers in the area but no one offered the same level of customer service as Shimon at Finer Jewelry! He was so helpful and caring throughout the entire process of designing my dream ring. I get so many compliments on my ring and it’s all thanks to Finer Jewelry!!
22:48 24 Dec 21
I was gifted diamonds from my mother and both grandmother’s wedding rings and I wanted to make my own wedding ring with them. I was able to schedule an appointment the following day and began working on the ring design. They were so thorough in making sure the fit and design was just right by making 3D imaging and wax molds for you to see before the ring is actually made. The whole process took about a month from start to finish and you can’t beat the price! I’m beyond happy with what they made for me. It’s truly something special.
18:36 14 Dec 21
After sharing our diamond CCC wish list with Shimon we sat back and waited. Shimon took us seriously and carefully watched the exchanges for "our stone". He found us a nearly flawless diamond that presented 30% larger than its weight! We then asked Shimon to craft a setting that required specially cut supplemental diamonds. Shimon's relationships with diamond cutters and his goldsmith made it possible for him to deliver our dream setting with our own "hope" diamond! Shimon is personable, very fun to work with and completely transparent. He and his stones are priceless!
Deanna HuntDeanna Hunt
17:35 04 Nov 21
Amazing experience. My favorite diamond jeweler in Scottsdale. A custom experience, fair prices, honest, top quality. What more can I say!
Candace HagermanCandace Hagerman
00:03 08 Sep 21
Shimon did an amazing job understanding what I wanted in my ring. After picking out my main stone he found two that perfectly coordinated. It turned out so much more than I hoped. Will definitely recommend and return.
Robbie BurtonRobbie Burton
23:20 03 Aug 21
I found the staff to be more than happy to assist in the design and creation of a true family heirloom. The process of collaboration with this jeweler was such a joy. Me and my family will treasure this for a lifetime. Thank you so much. A truly happy customer.