Enhancing jewelry with treated diamonds

Elevate Your Jewelry Design: Exploring the Beauty of Treated Colored Diamonds

Treated colored diamonds are natural diamonds that have been modified to enhance or change their color.

Natural diamonds are not always pure white, in fact, diamonds can come in many different shades, from ivory, cream, beige, brown, all the way to black, as well as many “exotic” colors such as pink, red , purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and brown. The more saturated the fancy color, the higher the price. Many brightly colored natural diamonds are sold at auction for millions of dollars per carat!

What if we mere mortals want to appreciate the beauty of “fancy” colored diamonds?

White diamonds can be treated to permanently change their color. There are several ways to use it.

Irradiation :

This method exposes diamonds to high energy sources (such as nuclear radiation) to change the diamond’s atomic structure and permanently change the diamond’s color. The intensity and type of irradiation used will affect the color of the diamond, as will the presence of impurities or defects in the diamond. Scientists must use specialized equipment and techniques, such as spectroscopy, to determine the chemical composition of any impurities. This gave them an idea of what color the diamond would eventually turn into after irradiation.

High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT):

This method involves applying high pressure and heat to the diamond to create or enhance color based on the impurities present in the natural stone.

What kind of diamonds are they dealing with ?

A top-grade white diamond that scores high on the 4cs of purity and clarity will be worth more if it is not treated, while a mid-grade diamond with minor chemical inclusions will not be worth as much as a white diamond, but as treated A fancy colored diamond will be more valuable. So in both of the above methods, you need to start with a natural diamond that has few chemical inclusions to get the best color results.

These treated colored diamonds are far less expensive than natural fancy colored diamonds. However, they are stunningly beautiful and often used in jewelry because you have the durability of diamonds in a range of delightful colors! It is important (and legally required) that gemstone dealers disclose this .

These are treated diamonds .

Other ways to color diamonds include :

  • Chemical treatment : This method involves using chemicals to temporarily change the color of the diamond’s surface.
  • Coating : This method involves applying a thin layer of material, such as a resin coating or metallic finish, to the diamond to temporarily change or enhance its color.

Another way to improve diamonds and other gemstones :

  • Heat Treatment : Heating a naturally colored diamond or gemstone causes any impurities or imperfections in the gemstone to evaporate or migrate to the gemstone’s surface ( where they can be polished away ) . This makes the crystal structure of the gemstone purer and more uniform, resulting in improved clarity and a more uniform color. Likewise, any treatments or enhancements to the stone should be mentioned to the buyer.

What color will a treated diamond turn into ?

On the same principle as natural colored diamonds and colored gemstones, their color depends entirely on the chemicals hidden in the host mineral, for example :

  • Boron : Boron impurities cause gemstones and diamonds to appear blue or purple.
  • Chromium : Chromium impurities cause rubies to appear red and sapphires to appear pink.
  • Iron : Iron impurities cause gemstones , such as diamonds and sapphires , to appear yellow, brown, or green.
  • Nitrogen : Nitrogen impurities cause diamonds to appear yellow or brown. In some cases, nitrogen can also give diamonds a pink or purple color, depending entirely on the concentration and distribution of impurities.
  • Copper : Copper impurities cause turquoise to appear blue or green and sapphire to appear green.
  • Titanium : Titanium impurities cause sapphire to appear yellow, orange, or pink.
  • Manganese : Manganese impurities can give gemstones, such as spinel and beryl, a pink or purple color.
  • caused by iron and titanium impurities in the crystal structure of the gemstone . These impurities absorb certain wavelengths of light, causing the gem to appear blue to the human eye.

This is N.J. for you to bring white diamond related knowledge, hope to Elevate Your Jewelry Design!