Does this sound like you? "My engagement ring absolutely must have a diamond. Anything else just won't make me feel like I'm really engaged. But I just can't help feeling my heart skip a beat every time I see a ring with a gemstone in my favorite color."
Guess what? You don't have to choose between a diamond and a colored gemstone. Diamonds colors run the gamut from crystal clear to mysterious black. They come in nearly every color of the rainbow, too, such as sunny yellow, deep blue, fiery red, and romantic pink. And if you prefer a more subtle look, you can always opt for a champagne diamond ring, so named because it's reminiscent of the bubbly beverage.
Colored Diamond Meanings
Not sure which colored diamond to choose? Each has its own meaning and symbolism. Which one speaks to you?
- Red Diamond: The rarest of all diamond colors, true, natural red diamonds are hard to come by. Natural and synthetic diamonds can be treated to give them a red color, but naturally occurring red is not seen very often. In fact, gemologists still aren't sure what gives natural red diamonds their color. The red diamond is a symbol of confidence and strength.
- Orange Diamond: Pure orange is also a rare diamond color. This is because most orange diamonds contain a secondary color. Nitrogen is what gives them their bright orange hue. They're a symbol of courage, and are said to provide the wearer with enthusiasm and energy.
- Brown and Champagne Diamond: Also sometimes referred to as a cognac diamond, brown and champagne diamonds are formed when nitrogen is present during the gemstone's formation. It's said brown and champagne diamonds provide the wearer with inner strength. They also symbolize a connection to nature, earth, and the environment.
- Pink Diamond: Simply a lighter shade of a red diamond, it's not known what gives pink diamonds their soft, feminine hue. Their beauty makes them a highly sought-after diamond color. In addition, and as you might expect, they symbolize joy, love and romance, but are also said to provide the wearer with enhanced creativity.
- Blue Diamond: This deep, sapphire-like color is also due to the presence of boron when the diamond crystal is formed. One of, if not the most famous blue diamond, the Hope Diamond, is said to be worth $200 to $250 million. It was donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1958, where it still resides. Blue diamonds are symbols of peace and love.
- Green Diamond: Considered an unusual color for the gemstone, green diamonds are not green through and through. They're more like clear diamonds with a slight green overlay. This is thought to be due to naturally occurring radiation in the rock surrounding the crystal as it's formed. Green diamonds represent wealth and nature.
- Yellow Diamond: Just like the orange gemstones, yellow diamonds get their sunny disposition from the presence of nitrogen. Yellow diamonds range from beautiful, deep gold to bright, canary yellow, and they symbolize happiness, friendship, and hope.
If you have a signature color that defines you, if you like to be a little different, if you relate to old Hollywood glamour, or if you want your engagement ring's diamond to actually signify something special, a colored diamond engagement ring just might be exactly what you're looking for.
Shop our champagne diamond rings, and select a spectacularly colored diamond to add to your collection.