Fancy, natural coloured diamonds are rare. Very rare. And they come in all colours of the rainbow.
Of all the diamonds mined in the world, only 0.03% of them are natural colours. And that's ALL the colours. So, if you possess one of these rarities, you are among the chosen few.
Canary yellow ones are immensely popular and shine like a ray of sunshine. The most intense yellow diamonds are found in South Africa and it's nitrogen that gives their colour. The more intense the colour the rarer so the more expensive.
Image by courtesy of the Cape Town Diamond Museum
We bought a glorious natural, fancy, intense radiant cut diamond to make our popular Radiance ring. It's set in platinum and supported by a pair of pear-shape diamonds. We matched it with a platinum wedding band set with more yellow diamonds.
Natural pink diamonds are riotously expensive, they're so rare! They're mostly found in Australia and are prized for the intensity of the colour. The Argyle mine in Western Australia is scheduled to close so they will become even rarer and ever more expensive.
Photo by Robert Weldon; courtesy of Argyle Pink Diamonds.
These sumptuous, natural, intense pink diamonds come from the Argyle Mine and were sold at the Pink Tender in New York City in 2016.
At Catherine Jones of Cambridge, we love champagne diamonds - their different hues are a cocktail cabinet of colours from biscuity-champagne, sherry, whisky or cognac to deep, luxurious chocolate liqueur. All have a lively brilliance that's unmistakably diamond.
Carbonado, commonly known as the "black diamond", was popularised a few years ago when luxury house, Bulgari, used a lot of them in their jewellery. It's the toughest form of natural diamond and the natural black or dark grey colour comes from many, many tiny black crystals
The classic look Carbonado from Brazil. It has never been observed in a volcanic rock. There are many theories for its origin, including formation in a star, but no consensus has yet been agreed upon.