Diamonds with a detectable hue other than yellow or brown are
known as colored diamonds. If the colour is strong enough, a stone may
be referred to as a fancy colored diamond by the trade. There are
Natural fancy color diamonds and Synthetic Color Diamonds. For more
information on any of these subjects please refer to the Index.
Symbolism & Meaning of Black Diamonds
The traditional properties closely associated with diamonds are
action, passion, and energy. Jewelry containing diamonds are believed to
enhance relationships, increasing inner strength and provide the wearer
with balance, clarity and abundance. It is believed that wearing jewelry containing a
diamond will focus the energies of the precious gemstone through the
gem. The symbolic meaning of the color black is authority and power.
Diamonds are Forever...
An Impartial Guide to Diamonds
Names of Famous
& Rare Black Diamonds:
There are several famous rare black diamonds
- Black Orlov (aka
Orloff)) or Eye of Brahma The Amsterdam
- Gruosi diamond
- Korloff Noir
- Table of Islam
The Gruosi Diamond
The black Gruosi diamond is named after the jeweller Fawaz Gruosi. The
black Gruosi diamond was cut in 1998 from a rough diamond weighing 300
carats which originated in India. The Gruosi is the largest heart shaped
black diamond in the world, which after the cutting process weighed 115
Diamonds - The Black Orloff
One of the most famous and rare black colored diamonds is the Black Orlov (aka Orloff) which was acquired by the Russian Princess Nadia
Vyegin-Orlov (aka Orloff) in the 1850's.
Diamonds - The Table of Islam
The Table of Islam black diamond has a square emerald cut and weighs 160
carats. Little more is known about this diamond
Diamonds - The Amsterdam Diamond
The black Amsterdam Diamond was
first exhibited in 1973 at D. Drukker & Zn., Amsterdam
Diamonds - The Korloff Noir
The Korloff Noir is and 88 carat stone which is reputed to bring good
luck to the owner.
Black Diamonds in Jewelry
Black diamonds in jewelry is becoming extremely popular especially for
engagement rings and as solitaires. Black diamond earrings,
bracelets, necklaces and of course engagement rings and
eternity rings are the most popular types of jewelry. In
1477 Mary of Burgundy became the first known recipient
of a diamond engagement ring given to her by the
Archduke Maximilian of Austria and the history and
tradition of the engagement ring began.