Pure green diamonds are extremely rare and highly valued, ranging from light mint greens to vivid grass greens. Only a handful of natural green diamonds are introduced into the market each year making green diamonds some of the most sought after of all natural color diamonds.
Green diamonds are found predominately in regions of Africa and South America. The Dresden Green is the most famous green diamond. Weighing approximately 41 carats, it is often referred to as the cousin of the Hope Diamond for its historical importance. predominately in regions of Africa and South America. The Dresden diamond. Weighing approximately 41 carats, it is often referred to as the cousin of the Hope Diamond.
Unique among natural color diamonds green diamonds acquire their color after their trip to the earths surface when they rest in the ground near naturally occurring radiation. This radiation pushes into the diamond causing absorption in the red and yellow regions of the spectrum producing a green color. Green Diamonds can contain a yellowish, bluish or grayish modifying color.
STRENGTH OF COLOUR
The strength of color is one of the most important factors in determining the value of a natural color diamond. The value of a natural color diamond increases with the intensity of the most prominent color within the diamond.