Lab-Grown Diamond Color
Diamonds naturally occur in every imaginable color with an infinite number of hues, tonality and saturation levels. The color come from impurities, at the atomic level, that become trapped inside the diamond lattice.
The color is made up of three different components:
- Hue – Aspect that gives a color its name, like yellow or blue
- Tone – The lightness to darkness aspect of a color
- Saturation – The intensity or strength of a color
Lab-grown diamonds are grown in three stunning colors–yellow, blue and white (colorless). These intrinsic colors are permanent and do not change or fade with time or exposure to high temperatures.
White Diamond (Colorless)
Most people can recognize the brilliance and sparkle of a white diamond. They are the most sought after lab-grown diamonds.
White diamonds are the slowest and most difficult diamonds to grow in a lab. To make them colorless, impurities–like the nitrogen in yellows and boron in blues–must be prevented from entering the diamond lattice as it grows. By limiting the elements present during growth, and capturing the rest, it greatly slows down the speed of crystal growth.
White diamonds are available up to five carats.
Blue diamonds vary from a sparkly sky blue to a strong vivid blue, up to 1.5 carats. The blue color comes from boron, and are more difficult to grown than yellows.
Yellow diamonds are available from a stunning fancy vivid to a sophisticated light yellow up to two carats. The yellow color comes from nitrogen, and are also available with an orange modifying color, giving the diamond a fiery vividness.
Pink, Green, Red and Other Colors
While diamonds are only lab-grown as white, blue or yellow, it is possible to create other colors. By using post-growth treatment, we can also offer pink, purple, green and red diamonds. We do not actively produce many treated colors, so please contact us for availability.