What Is A Grey Diamond?

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Did you know that there is such a thing as a grey diamond? With white diamonds being the most advertised diamonds, it is no wonder that the grey diamond is not known about much! Below is a ton of information on the grey diamond that will help get a better knowledge of what a grey diamond is and where it comes from! Let’s get started.

Grey diamonds are naturally occurring diamonds that have a grey hue. A grey diamond represents a coolness, sophistication, and class. Grey diamonds are rarer than yellow diamonds and more expensive as well.

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Where Are Grey Diamonds Found?

Grey diamonds can be found in some of the same places as any white or even colored diamond. However, that does not mean that they are always in the same places, just most. A few places to name would be Brazil, Russia, South Africa, and Australia. This is not a complete list of where they can be found. These are the most common places that grey diamonds can be found at though.

Why Are Grey Diamonds Grey?

While diamonds get their colors from many different sources, grey diamonds get their color by absorbing trace elements of boron in the carbon structure. Do note that grey diamonds do not get their color from nitrogen as like other colored diamonds.

Some grey diamonds may actually be a black diamond with a lighter shade. Black diamonds are formed differently than grey diamonds though.

Fancy gray diamonds come in varying shades, from pewter to graphite. See photos of grey diamonds.

Are Grey Diamonds Real?

When seeing a grey diamond for the first time, one would wonder if they are actually real or not. Well, grey diamonds are certainly real. Even though there are diamonds that have been created to have a grey hue, grey diamonds are naturally occurring and can be bought as such too. Of course, a natural colored diamond will cost more than one that has been colored through other means.

Do note that it is important to ensure that a diamond is naturally colored before buying. That way the buyer will know exactly what kind of diamond they are getting.

What Do Grey Diamonds Represent?

When looking at a diamond you will see that they hold a meaning or significance. White diamonds are commonly on engagement rings as a sign of love, commitment and devotion. Well, grey diamonds can mean the same thing. A grey diamond actually represents a coolness. A grey diamond may even be a sign of sophistication or class. However, a grey color can also represent sadness or even a loos or depression.

How Rare Are Grey Diamonds?

Grey diamonds are a hard to find diamond and very rare. They are actually even rarer than the rare yellow diamonds. Some grey diamonds will actually appear to be blue color.

One would not think that grey diamonds are rarer than even yellow diamonds, but they indeed are.

How Much Are Grey Diamonds as Engagement Rings and Jewelry?

With all the information about grey diamonds being rare, they are expensive too. Some diamonds of certain colors can go into the millions for cost. A grey 1 carat diamond as an engagement ring can cost around $10,000.

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An engagement grey diamond ring can vary depending on the type of setting that one will want the grey diamond to be placed in. A necklace, bracelet, or other types of setting can cost the same amount with variances in cost depending on if it is set in platinum, gold, or silver.

Are Grey Diamonds Famous?

There are many famous diamonds on the market today. You can find a lot of information on all of the different colored famous diamonds that have been worn by royalty or have even been placed in crowns. The lists are endless. The fascination is priceless. Below you can find some information on some of the most famous grey diamonds.

  • The Hope Diamond. – The Hope Diamond is the most famous diamond ever! It is more of a blue diamond with a grey appearance. It comes out to 45.52 carats.
  • The Sultan of Morocco. – This is a famous diamond that has 35.27 carats and was sold at 250,000.

You can find more information on famous diamonds at https://www.naturallycolored.com.

Before You Leave!

Hopefully, all of the information listed above was helpful to you. If you are interested, you can find more information on grey diamonds in this YouTube in the link. Thanks for taking the time to read all about grey diamonds. It is a pleasure to share such information on the world’s most famous diamond!

Carl A. Jones, GIA GG

Carl A. Jones is a GIA Graduate Gemologist with over 20 years of experience in the diamond industry. He is an independent jewelry appraiser. He specializes in determining the value of diamonds and advising consumers on how to buy quality diamond jewelry.

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