Solid Gold Diamonds boasts one of the best collections of coloured diamonds in the world, from the rare and highly sought after Argyle Pink Diamonds to the stunning fancy intense yellow diamonds.
More abundant than pink diamonds, the Argyle champagne diamonds come in a variety of colours from light yellowish browns to rich chocolate and oranges.
The lightest and the most intense champagne diamonds are the more highly prized. The colour of a champagne diamond is caused by a colour centre, scientifically described as an atomic level lattice defect that absorb and reflects light similar to the pink diamonds. Read on..
Highly sought after, pink diamonds are primarily sourced via The Argyle Diamond mine. Although it is not known exactly what causes the colour in these diamonds, it is thought that a dislocation of the crystal lattice is source of their unique colour.
Rarer than the pink diamonds, the Argyle Blue Violet diamonds are seldom found but highly coveted. It is said that for every 25 million carats of diamonds extracted from the Argyle mine, a single blue diamond is found. Only 42 Argyle blue violet diamonds have been included in over 30 years of Argyle pink diamond tenders.
The most extraordinary of all the Argyle Diamonds could effortlessly be the Red diamond. Very few true red coloured diamonds have ever been recovered. So scarce are these incredible diamonds, that there is very limited information in print about them.
Some of the most beautiful and mesmerizing diamonds on Earth are found with natural golden yellow tones. These spectacular gems are known as Fancy Yellow Diamonds. Found throughout the world, a prized yellow diamond exhibits many colours from faint yellow lemon tones to intense oranges and vivid yellows. Solid Gold Diamonds is proud to boast one of the largest collections of natural Fancy Yellow Diamonds available to view in Australia.
Natural green diamonds are extremely rare second only to natural red diamonds. It is said that less than ten natural green diamonds are released into the diamond market each year. Natural green diamonds come in an array of tones from khaki and olive green to the rarest turquoise colour, emerald and peacock green. The value of natural green diamonds is based on rarity and not so much on beauty, though they are certainly beautiful, making pure greens very highly valued. Green diamonds can also have a combination of colour shared with blue (as a secondary colour ie: bluish green) are even rarer and more highly prized than straight green coloured diamonds.