Blue, diamonds are some of the rarest stones out there, with lots of stories to tell. Here’s the lowdown on these big blue beauties!
The blue diamond is a precious stone with rare qualities. People consider this color to be a symbol of eternity, truth, devotion, peace, chastity and spirituality. If you’re more into Hollywood, one of the most expensive diamonds in the world was the grayish blue one owned by Elizabeth Taylor.
What are Blue Diamonds?
A blue diamond is everything the name tells you. It’s as rare as any colorful diamond – from pink, to violet and red – but its deep shade brings lots of popularity, as does its size. The darker and bigger, the higher the price.
This diamond is mysterious and has a lot of controversies around it. Some people think it’s not a natural diamond color, but nature creates blue diamonds. Like the rest of the diamonds, its value is set by color, intensity, size and cut.
It takes millions of years for heat and carbon to turn into this precious stone. The color is set by elements like boron and nitrogen. It is expensive and you can’t find it in a lot of places, some are in South Africa and Australia, with vintage ones coming from India.
Natural or man-made blue diamonds?
“Hope Diamond”, “The Imperial Blue” and the “Blue Moon of Josephine” are some of the most expensive diamonds ever bought. This color has broken a lot of records. And the prices will continue to rise as the demand increases and the supply decreases. And that’s where lab made and treated diamonds come into to play.
Don’t worry if you have a budget to respect. There are plenty of beautiful man-made blue diamonds that will still turn heads. In addition, being friendly with Mother Earth and also trying to deliver a special present has never been easier.
The Process of Man-Made Blue Diamonds
Man-made diamonds are actually white diamonds that have gone through a coloring treatment brought on by heat. They start out as white diamonds that some people don’t care for, because they aren’t actually white. As a result, they lose their value. But the coloring process can produce a variety of gorgeous shades. Lab made ones follow the natural process of creating diamonds. The only differences being that it’s faster, and safer for the environment.
Blue Diamonds & Alternatives
The blue diamond makes a wonderful center piece on an engagement ring, as well as on a wedding band. But, if you want something blue that isn’t a diamond, opt for gemstones like blue sapphire, blue topaz, blue spinel and aquamarine. By the way, they can also go well together if you want to mix and match on a friendly budget. Check out our collection and find the perfect fit for your shade of blue.