Black Diamonds are Earth mined Or Color Enhanced: types of black diamond depending on origin and process April 16, 2014 Ashish Sukhadiya

Black Diamonds are Earth mined Or Color Enhanced: types of black diamond depending on origin and process


Black Diamonds are Earth mined Or Color Enhanced: types of black diamond depending on origin and process

“A Diamond is Forever”

There are diamonds in more than 300 colors: yellow, green, orange blue, red, and brown, pink, white and of course black that can be found in Nature.

Diamonds are discovered with the largest number of hues in a gemstone. Compared to natural colorless gems, all natural colored diamond gemstones are incredibly rare. Moreover, that makes it much more expensive when it comes to their price.

Difference Between Natural Black Diamonds and All Other Diamonds

Like all fancy colored diamonds, natural black diamonds will have the same structure and chemical characteristics as a white or any diamond has. Diamonds are composed of Crystalline Carbon and one the toughest natural substances known to humanity – Graphite.

That means that a diamond can not be scratched or cut except with a harder diamond. The impurities and inclusions in the black diamond’s structure, however, make it more prone to fracture when cutting than its white counterparts do, although once cut, black diamonds have the tendency to get tougher.

The color of the natural black diamond is majorly derived from innumerable microscopic particles of hematite, carbon graphite and magnetite trapped in the gemstone structure’s crystal lattice during its formation.

These three are not referred to as not impurities, but inclusions, because they are an integral part of the network structure. They form a strong concentration of Carboniferous clouds, which absorb light, offering an intense sparkle and black metallic look to the gemstone.

Black Diamonds, Are they natural or treated?

Let’s get to know more about Black Diamonds …

Many buyers do not know this paradigm!

Which one you will buy as a 3-Carat Natural Black Diamond? The First one… or the Second one……?

Black Diamonds

The first one costs $8000, and the second one only $500.

I would not like to spend even $800 for the first one, even though it’s an Earth-mined natural diamond. The look doesn’t appeal at all. But with the second diamond, it’s just different. I would open my pockets.

Black diamonds go through total radiation treatment to make them black. Under normal lighting circumstances, the color enhanced “black” diamond looks black. However, it is actually very dark green. To observe the exact dark green color, a fiber-optic light source is placed near a thin edge of the diamond (Such as the girdle or culet). This helps the light illuminate some of the interiors of the stone. The very dark green color that becomes clear is commonly seen in enhanced black diamonds. The very dark green color that is seen is never seen in natural diamonds. It is a because of radiation treatment.

There are natural black diamonds that are not treated. A natural black diamond has a color that is the result of many inclusions. Most of these inclusions are graphite. Due to the high amount of these dark inclusions, natural black diamonds are mainly opaque. Also, because of these high inclusions, the diamonds very easily break and are difficult to cut, making them difficult to polish and finish.

There are some large, natural black diamonds that are comparatively famous. These are the Black Star of Africa at 202.00 Carats and the Black Orloff, at 67.50 Carats. Even I’ve got one weighing 5.55 Carats diamond several years back, that sold at the whopping $20000.

What is a diamond enhancement?

An enhanced black diamond is a natural diamond that is treated to get a uniform color. It typically has much better quality than a “natural” black diamond due to its inclusions. Enhanced black diamonds look stunning when set along contrasting white diamonds. Buying a black diamond is buying a genuine diamond. The classy appearance of the black diamond has led to its increasing popularity. It is an elegant gem with a rich look! ASK US…WE KNOW BLACK DIAMONDS BETTER.

People do accept that all the black diamonds are natural. But the fact is that almost 99% diamonds traded in the world are not natural.


If you have any inquiry about the black diamond, any size, Carat, color or treatment, let us know. We are a leading black diamond producer and we can offer you black diamonds from size 0.01 ct to almost any bigger size.

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