Beyonce should’ve gone the whole way when she sang, “If you like it then you should’ve put a ring on it,” because if what’s good enough for her should also be good enough for you. When Beyonce’s finger gets a ring on it, it is no less than a ring containing a very rare blue diamond. And Beyonce isn’t the only celebrity recipient of a blue diamond engagement ring, J-Lo received one second time around from Marc Anthony, Kate Hudson also received one second time around from Matthew Bellamy.
Blue diamonds are extremely rare though and the best examples can sell for prices approaching USD2 million per carat, consequently you may have to marry a music mogul to get your hands on one or rather your finger in one. There are other colors of diamond though that are no less beautiful than blue and beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.
Although for every 10,000 carats of colorless diamonds discovered only one carat of colored diamonds is discovered, there are colors of diamond that are relatively common among the colored diamond world. Yellow diamonds or canaries as they are known in the trade, are relatively common yet they are also greatly in demand. They are the second most popular color after pink which are much rarer than yellow. And if you need any proof of their popularity, famous recipients of yellow diamond rings include Heidi Klum, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Paris Hilton.
If blue, pink, or yellow don’t take your fancy though, there is always green, black, white, chameleon, gray, orange, purple, violet, and red. Each color has a different rarity which is reflected in its price. Perhaps the rarest color of diamond is red and the most common color is black; this didn’t stop Mr. Big from proposing to Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. Black is also currently the color of choice of the celeb set on the red carpet.
With the extensive choice of colors, there is sure to be a color that will be perfect for your engagement ring. There will also be a stone that is sure to not break the bank yet will give you your own individual look. No two colored diamonds are the same and although there are objective valuation methods of these stones based on the 4 Cs – color, cut, clarity, and carat weight; choice of color, shape, and numerous other factors mean that the choice of stone is a completely subjective selection, and there are beautiful diamonds available at prices that are surprisingly reasonable.
A few years ago, most people didn’t even know that fancy color diamonds existed. These days, many people still don’t know they exist, yet the number of uninformed is dwindling. As knowledge grows so does demand, however supply is diminishing every day with major mines slated for closure in the next few years.
A colored diamond engagement ring, if you should be so lucky to receive one, is something to be coveted. It will stand you out from the crowd and be a source of beauty for time immemorial.