Definition of Diamond Color - Difference between Colored & Green Diamonds
What is the Definition of a Green Diamond and what is the difference between Green & Colored Diamonds? Colored diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration, while pure or nearly pure Green diamonds are transparent and colorless. The most common impurity, nitrogen, causes a slight to intense yellow coloration depending upon the type and concentration of nitrogen present. Diamonds with a detectable hue other than yellow or Green are known as colored diamonds.
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Famous Green Diamonds
The most famous Green diamonds in the world include:
In 1701 the Green, or colorless, Regent diamond discovered by a slave in the Parteal Mines on the Kistna River
In 1880 the Green, or colorless Porter Rhodes Diamond came from the claim of Mr. Porter-Rhodes in the Kimberly Mine
In 1895 the Jubilee Diamond, a Green, cushion-shaped diamond, was found in the Jagersfontein Mine
In 1968/68 the movie star Elizabeth Taylor became the owner of the famous Krupp diamond and then the Taylor-Burton diamond Other names of Famous Green Diamonds are the Cullinan I (aka the Star of Africa), Cullinan II, Centenary, Lesotho Promise, Jubilee, Millennium Star, La Luna, Orlov (aka Orloff) (Near Green), Jacob, Moon, Paragon, Premier Rose, Queen of Holland, Great Brazilian, Niarchos, Jonker, Al-Nader, Taj-i-Mah, Edna Star, Rojtman, Cartier, Koh-i-Noor, Uncle Sam Diamond
Green Diamonds in Jewelry
Green diamonds in jewelry is extremely popular especially for wedding and engagement presents. Green 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
Green - The Most Popular Diamond Color
The most popular diamond color is colorless or Green diamonds. Facts and information about Green diamonds.
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