What you need to know about Fancy Color Diamonds

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Normal Diamonds are on a scale from colorless through light-yellow and are described using the D-Z scale by professionals in the industry. If your diamond is yellow or brown and is above the Z scale or is a different color face up then you have a fancy color diamond.  These diamonds can come in any color but the most important ones are blue, green, pink and red. 

The value of Fancy Diamonds increases with the purity and strength of the color.  Most fancy colored diamonds are more muted since that is more natural. 

Natural color fancy diamonds.

The most rare are red, green, purple and orange. Then it is pink and blue. Yellow and Brown are the most common of the fancy diamonds. 

Blacks, grey and white diamonds are also considered fancy diamonds and will often be made into gems. 

It is important to know if you have a fancy color diamond or not but that doesn’t mean that you should expect a spectacularly high price for it. Depending on the color as well as the normal attributes of the diamond, like cut and clarity, that will affect the price for the diamond. At Buyers of New York we will make sure you get a fair price based on the fancy diamond that you possess. 

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