Green Diamonds - The Very Highest Quality Diamonds
The first and only website which deals exclusively with the subject of Green diamonds.
Natural or Enhanced?
Natural green diamonds are so rare that most jewellers have never seen one, and will never own one. In recent years, methods of producing intensely coloured diamonds, including fancy green, have been developed. We believe that the process probably recreates the conditions which existed millions of years ago to produce natural fancy coloured stones. The treatment can only work with a small minority of diamonds, and involves irradiating them causing the colour change, usually followed by heat treatment to stabilise the colour.
In our first twenty years of designing diamond rings, we had only owned 5 coloured diamonds, four of which were certificated as natural. Now that treated stones are available, we intend to make full use of their inherent beauty in our rings. Even enhanced (treated) green diamonds are not easy to find, so our stock selection will never be very extensive. Natural green diamonds remain so rare, that we don't bother trying to find any! Any comments we make about green diamonds will relate to treated ones unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
Quality for good quality, fancy green diamonds are more expensive than ordinary near-colourless ones. The processing adds to the costs, so it is generally only worth treating diamonds of high clarity. The diamonds selected for treatment usually start off a one of the less desirable colours such as brown or yellow. There is no certainty about the final colour that any particular stone will be after treatment.
What About Emeralds or Tourmaline?
Why bother to get so excited about green diamonds, when we could use emeralds, peridots or tourmalines instead? The very best emeralds are quite expensive, and they still do not have the sparkle that green diamonds possess. In addition emeralds are much less hard and durable than diamonds.
Pendants & Ear-Rings
We have also made a few pendants, but are yet to produce our first pair of green diamond ear-rings. Because of the variation in colours, and the small numbers of green diamonds we get to see, it is not easy to find matching pairs of green diamonds for ear-rings. Watch this space. Actually look out for new links near the top left of this page.