While most people consider a pure white lab created diamond the best quality, many people like colored diamonds and prefer to have them in their jewelry collection. There are many fancy colored diamonds, such as brown, yellow, red, green, blue, etc. Speaking of blue, there are many varieties of blue diamonds, and one of them is blue nuance diamond. What is a blue nuance diamond? Is it different from fancy blue diamonds? How is it formed? And why should you invest in one?
In this blog, we explain all about blue nuance diamonds, making it easy for you to decide whether you should buy it and how.
Blue nuance diamonds have a blue hue or tint. Most commonly, lab diamonds created through the HPHT process have blue nuance. During this process, many times diamonds are exposed to boron, which gives it the blue hue. Blue diamonds are considered unique. However, because they’re not pure, they’re considered to be of lower grade quality and hence, not preferred by many.
Take a look at the image to see a lab grown diamond with blue nuance:
Both blue nuance and fancy blue lab diamonds are blue, and so, the question is - how are these two types of diamonds different?
Both these types of lab grown diamonds are Type IIA diamonds. These diamonds are semiconductive (can conduct electricity) and contain boron impurities.
Fancy blue diamonds have a more saturated color. They are graded differently as they are not colorless diamonds. Fancy blue diamonds are graded in the following range: Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, and Fancy Deep.
A blue nuance lab grown diamond can’t always be recognised with the naked eye. At times, the blue tint is very slight and may not be visible without proper equipment. It may be easy for a diamond expert to identify a blue nuance diamond, but may not be for a non expert.
Blue nuance lab grown diamond: good or bad?
Most people would want to buy colorless diamonds. But there are many people who like diamonds with a hue and specifically look for blue nuance lab diamonds. For example, the Hope diamond is a blue diamond that is one of the most popular. It has a distinct blue color because of which it is famous. For those looking for a unique diamond, lab grown blue diamonds are a good option.
However, the blue color in the diamond affects the grading of the diamond, and hence, their prices are lower than a white diamond. For this reason, many people might not consider it to be a high-quality lab diamond.
That said, when the blue tint is minor, it is not visible to the naked eye and hence, might not affect its appearance or customers’ purchase decisions.
Customers have different preferences and tastes and after considering the above points it’s only fair that the bye tint should not be considered a defect. Whether the blue lab diamond is a good or a bad purchase depends on individual customer preferences.
Again, the answer depends on your personal preference. If you’re looking for a unique engagement ring, a blue nuance diamond could be a good option. A 2 carat lab diamond with a blue hue has to be someone’s dream diamond ring.
The good thing is blue nuance diamonds are easily available because they can be lab created under controlled environments. For those who like to have unique diamonds in their collection, or those looking for a customized engagement ring, the lab grown blue nuance diamond is an excellent choice.
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