Definition of Diamond Color
What is the Definition of a Blue Diamond? Colored diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration. The most common impurity, nitrogen, causes a slight to intense yellow coloration depending upon the concentration of nitrogen present.
Natural blue diamonds contain the element boron (B) which changes the conductivity of the diamonds.
Symbolism & Meaning of Blue 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 color blue has a Biblical meaning symbolizing heavenly grace.
Names of Famous & Rare Blue Diamonds:
The most famous blue diamond is the infamous Hope Diamond. The French Blue Diamond, which became the Hope Diamond, was stolen in 1762 from the French Crown Jewels during the French Revolution. There are several other famous rare Blue diamonds including the Regent (Faint Blue), Hope, Wittelsbach, Sultan of Morocco, Blue Heart, Heart of Eternity and the Transvaal Blue.
Rare Blue Diamonds - The Blue Heart
This heart shape diamond weighs 30.82 metric carats and was cut by Atanik Ekyanan of Neuilly, Paris in 1909.
Rare Blue Diamonds - The Heart of Eternity
The Fancy Vivid Blue Heart of Eternity was found in the Premier Diamond Mine in South Africa. It measures 27.64 carats and was cut by the Steinmetz group, who owned the diamond before selling it to the De Beers Group.
Rare Blue Diamonds - The Transvaal Blue
The Transvaal Blue pear-shaped diamond weighs 25-carats. It was found in the Premier Mine, Transvaal, South Africa.
Blue Diamonds in Jewelry
Blue diamonds in jewelry are becoming extremely popular especially for engagement rings and as solitaires. Blue 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.
Diamonds - Precious - Stone - Guide - Color - Facts - Information -Info - Jewelry - Jewellery
Properties - Rare - Famous - Jewel - Gem - Gemstone - Rare - Famous - Rare - Regent
Hope - Wittelsbach - Sultan of Morocco - Heart of Eternity - Transvaal