Why are blue diamonds so rare?

Why are blue diamonds so rare?

These rare diamonds get their mesmerizing blue color because of the contamination caused by boron atoms in the carbon atoms. Usually, the best of the blue color comes from a ratio of 1 boron to 1 million carbon atom. As the amount of boron increases, the concentration of the blue color also increases.

Are blue diamonds more rare?

Blue diamonds are rarer and more expensive than every other fancy color diamond—except for red diamonds. Blue diamonds are incredibly rare and can only be found in three areas of the world: Australia, South Africa, and India. The more intense the color of the blue diamond is, the more rare and expensive it is.

Are blue diamonds worth anything?

The lighter the shade of blue, the less expensive the blue diamond value will be. Deep and vivid blue diamonds cost far more. For example, the average cost of a 0.5 carat light blue diamond is US $26 280. However, for a deep or vivid blue diamond weighing in at 0.25 carats, you can expect to pay upwards of US $75 000.

Is blue diamond Real?

Captivating and enigmatic, blue diamonds are considered the rarest of them all. A fabulous fluke of nature, a blue diamond is produced by the random presence of the atomic lattice-bound trace element boron within the stone’s carbon structure during its formation deep in the earth’s core.

How much does a 1 carat blue diamond cost?

Blue Diamond Price

Carat Weight Blue Diamond Price per Carat
0.33 ct From $1,950 to $3,150
0.50 ct From $3,700 to $6,050
0.75 ct From $5,050 to $8,300
1.000 ct From $6,800 to $11,200

Can you get red diamonds?

Although all natural fancy coloured diamonds are extremely rare, none are more so than the red diamond. Found mostly in Africa, Australia and Brazil, red diamonds are so rare that only around twenty to thirty true red diamonds are known to exist and most are less than half a carat in size.

Are green diamonds real?

Diamonds with a vivid green color, like the one shown here, are very rare. There are only about 300 examples in the world above one carat in size. Vivid green diamonds above three carats are generally only seen in museums: there are perhaps 10 known in the world.