Blue Diamonds…are they mined?
Are Carol Brodie’s beautiful blue diamonds that are used in her rings etc…mined?
Diamonds can occur naturally in any color of the rainbow. Any color ~ which are then given the term "fancy diamonds." Most diamonds are not rare at all. However, naturally occurring Blue Diamonds that have less internal flaws (think the "Hope Diamond") are even rarer to purchase. The same would be said of a D Flawless colorless diamond. Color is not the only consideration you must give when purchasing a diamond though. Cut, Size and clarity play a significant role also in price.
Diamonds go through irradiation, heat treatment and other types of fillers to make them look better to the naked eye.
All most all gemstones are treated. Not all, but many. Dyeing, irradiation, fillers, and so forth, are common practices in the gem trade. They come from a "mine" if they are not lab created. Then too, there is a difference between lab created and synthetic or gem simulant. Lab created would be what you’d want if you don’t want a mined gem.
Most all blue diamonds that are in the market today are ‘enhanced’. Natural blue diamonds are so rare the cost would be out of my spending range. Doesn’t matter to me that they’re enhanced, blue diamonds are so beautiful they’ve been my favorite stone since I first saw them.
I love blue diamonds!
I would say most jewelry is color enhanced on HSN, just saying. Our family had some jewlry appraised which is 100 years old, approximately, they are Burmese rubies and sapphires which the jeweler said this quality cannot be found today, they were bought with authentication when step relatives were living in Burma under English rule. Vendors always rabbit on about how rare a stone is, and that there are only so many left, yet as one supplier of many, seem to have an endless supply of stones. As long as the item of jewlery looks nice and you love it and you know what you are paying for what difference does it make if it is 100% real and mined or enhanced.
What diamonds are made from is carbon:)
That is what I was told:)
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From information that I had looked up Blue diamond are the rarest natural diamond:)
This is what I understand:)
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I do not know but no matter what color the diamonds are I love them:)
I would probably think they are mined I need to look up this information and I will be back:)
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I don’t believe legally they can be called genuine diamonds unless they are mined from the ground. Caol’s blue diamonds are all color enhanced.
Hi Toree and welcome to the forums.
I don’t know a lot about Carol’s jewelry other than it is beautiful. I know a few members have bought a lot of her jewelry and own an extensive collection. Many of them including Sunshine and Massha have bought from many of the vendors. You might want to ask your question on the Jewelry Talk thread. You can find the thread on the Talk Among Yourselves category. It has a blue trending box around the title. Hope this helps. Again, welcome 🙂
I would take a lab-created over a glass filled anyday ……………….
I believe so. BUT from what I read these are -like black and chocolate diamonds – super inferior quality (sometimes they are almost not clear so many inclusions they have) diamonds. These inferior diamonds are treated with high temperatures and high pressure to obtain desired color.
Now, blue diamonds can happen in nature if boron got somehow mixed in withthe carbon. Such blue diamonds are very rare and valuable and you will not see them set in silver, on a shoppping channel, sold for a couple hundred bucks.
If you look in the description it should say. I know some of her rubies are glass filled.
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03.07.16 12:59 AM