Is it an emerald or a diamond? – is probably the first question a person asks on seeing a green diamond gem. But this is not the dilemma for a skilled expert who can discover real preciousness among a heap of gems. However, it should be said that a lucky one is that jeweller who has seen green diamond in his life as it’s a very rare gem, just like red diamonds. Green diamond like other fancy colored diamonds of deep shades do possess certain magnetism – they always draw attention of the collectors what in turn affects their price. In this regard the de Grisogono Green diamond is known as world’s most expensive diamond ($7.3 million). More about green diamonds read below:
Green diamonds are among the rarest of all fancy colors. The most famous and largest natural green diamond is the 41 carat Dresden Green. The photo (below) shows the diamond set in a hat ornament that was created in 1768. The Dresden Green is an exceptional diamond, because its green color is evenly distributed throughout the body of the stone. While most green diamonds owe their color to surface “skins,” the Dresden is uniformly green.
The Dresden Green Diamond
The 41 carat Dresden Green is the largest known green diamond in the world.
Green Diamond Details
Secondary Colors: Green is the color between blue and yellow, so common secondary colors in green diamonds include bluish green and yellowish green, and if the color is desaturated, grayish green or brownish green.
Rarity: Natural green diamonds are second to red diamonds as the world’s rarest fancy color. True greens devoid of secondary hue are the most valuable among natural green diamonds.
Grading: Green diamonds are graded as Faint Green, Very Light Green, Light Green, Fancy Light Green, Fancy Green, Fancy Intense Green, Fancy Dark Green, Fancy Deep Green, and Fancy Vivid Green.
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