Colored gemstones

When one mentions the color of diamonds, most people imagine that all diamonds are white. It will surprise many that diamonds are available in all colors. The most common diamonds are white with shades of either brown, yellow or gray.

Color scale

The international scale is divided alphabetically from D to Z.

It is not possible to give a serious and accurate assessment of the color of a diamond when it is already sitting in a piece of jewelry. The assessment of the color must always be made before the diamond is included in the jewelry. When assessing, the diamond must be analyzed from the back, which makes it easier to distinguish between the color differences. The connection between the international and Scandinavian system is illustrated in the table next to it.

"Fancy diamonds"

All colors are represented in diamonds, which are the rarest gemstones in the world from which the name fancy is derived. The colors red, pink, blue and green are most in demand. Red diamonds are so rare that only 1-5 of them are excavated annually worldwide.

Prices for fancy diamonds were moderate until the end of the last century, arguably without claiming they were cheap. Since then, the price of the fancy diamonds has skyrocketed. They have definitely been one of the best investments in the years 2000 to 2012, often with price increases of over 1000%. Read more about "Fancy diamonds" here.


The king stone over all gemstones. The ruby, which is the most talked about, most expensive and most traded gemstone in the world, has its amazing blood red color from the chromium present, during the development of the mineral.


The emerald

The emerald is a variant of the colorless beryl and consists of a chemical composition of aluminum and beryllium silicate. Emerald has its characteristic green color from small traces of chromium and sometimes iron.



Aquamarine stone is a type of beryl. Beryl is a mineral found in hexagonal crystals, which can be both very small up to very large (up to 9 meters). Beryl is in itself colorless. They are blah. blue / green due to iron and / or titanium that has been present.



The amethyst is a member of the quartz family you can also read more about further down the page. the mineral ranges in color from light to deep purple. The underside is found in large crystal points, and also occurs inside volcanic rock pockets.


The quartz

Quartz is a chemical mix of 1 part silicone and two parts oxygen. Quartz grows in a crystalline structure, in both mountains, rocks and stones where the mineral connects the fresh things with each other. The mineral has a wide range of colors and looks from milky white to yellow.


The pearls

Pearls are fantastic and available in all price ranges. The idea of ​​opening an oyster and finding a treasure as is the case with natural pearls or opening an oyster and seeing what pearl it has created as it happens with cultured pearls, are both enchanting scenarios.