The Different Types of Black Diamond
Types of a black diamond? There are diamonds in more than 300 colors: yellow, green, orange blue, red, brown, pink, white and of course black color 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 diamonds are incredibly rare. Moreover, that makes it much more expensive when it comes to their price compared to the gemstones.
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 other diamond. Diamonds are composed of Crystalline Carbon and one of 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 diamond buyers do not have this knowledge.
If I give you options to purchase 3-carat black diamond. Which one you will buy? The First one… or the Second one……? I am sure you will buy the second one, as nobody will like the stone which has its flaws loud-speaking on your hand.
I haven’t talked about black diamond prices till now but let me add again one more factor. It’s the price!
The first 1 carat black diamond costs $8000, and the second one only $500. Now I am sure, you don’t have options left to make the decision. Obviously you will buy the Second one. The First one is 100% natural diamond and the second one is Color-enhanced or heated black diamonds.
Black Diamonds are Earth mined Or Color Enhanced: types of black diamond depending on origin and process
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. who would like to empty their pockets with loads of money to buy a gem that has visible flaws in it? But with the second diamond (heated black diamond), it’s just different. I would open my pockets and it does not hurt my pockets at all and its sound investment.
Different Types of a black diamond: Basically there are 3 kinds of Black diamonds. although the primary category only divides them into
1. Natural black diamonds (not enhanced) and
2. Color-enhanced or colored black diamonds
- Irradiated Black diamonds
- Heated Black diamonds
Natural black diamonds
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.
Irradiated Black diamonds
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 because of radiation treatment. Gemone diamonds Do not deal with Black diamonds that are irradiated because of customer safety purposes. and there are many customers who whole together say no to such types because it’s been radiated.
Heated Black diamonds
The major type of black diamonds, Gemone Diamonds deals is Heated black diamonds. This is primarily the white diamonds, gray diamonds, brown and gray diamonds which have lots of inclusions inside. All though, all diamonds can not be made jet black. Only the profession diamond manufacturer knows what to select and what to not. These diamonds are then put in an HTHP chamber along with black carbon and processed at High Pressure -High Temperature to make them absolute jet black. This process we just need to make sure they only use the finest chamber equipment and best raw material of color. After about 24 hours the diamonds are taken out and acid cleaned. The result is jet black color diamonds.
Heated black diamond retains their jet black color lifetime. And they come with a 100% color guarantee.
What is 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 black diamonds are natural. But the fact is that almost 99% of diamonds traded in the world are not natural.
If you have any inquiries 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.