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Fancy Color Diamond, 0.53ct

Mined in South Africa | Certified by IGI

Listing ID: 8800845

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Gemstone Natural Fancy Color Diamond
Origin South Africa
Carat Weight 0.53 Carats
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.45 x 4.04 x 3.03 mm
Shape Fancy Cut
Cutting Style Faceted
Color Natural Fancy Greenish Yellow (Chameleon Effect)
Clarity Transparent (VS1), Near Loupe-Clean
Treatments Not Heated, Treated or Enhanced
Certified By IGI
Special Remarks IGI certificate states in comments: "Chameleon Effect". Chameleon Diamonds are the rarest and the most sought-after variety of Fancy Color Diamonds. They are the only Natural Fancy Color Diamonds that display a color-change effect.
Stone ID R12037
Listing ID: 8800845

About Fancy Color Diamonds

Fancy Colored Diamonds, as described by Gemological Institute of America, are those whose hue goes beyond the range of D-Z-Color-Grading-Scale when viewed faceup. The specimens can occur in various colors like Blue, Green, Brown, Yellow, Pink, Red as well as any combination thereof.

The most common colors among fancy colored Diamonds are the Fancy Yellows and Browns. Red and Blue stones are considered the rarest and most desirable. Some diamonds also come with a purple tinge and are commonly called “Mauve diamonds”. Blue Diamonds are interesting not only because of their fantastic color, but also due to the presence of Boron, which make these type of DIamonds good conductors of electricity. Black diamond was not as popular until the late 1990s, before jewellery designers started using them as contrasting stones with their colorless counterparts.

Another category of fancy colored diamonds which is very valuable is the Chameleon Diamonds. These type of Diamonds have a special characteristic which makes them change color when they are kept in dark for an elongated period, or exposed to change in temperature. The color reverses back to their original state, when the conditions are reversed. The Chopard Chameleon Diamond is one of the largest documented Chameleon Diamond on record weighing a whopping 31.32 Carats.

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