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Fancy Color Diamond

Dazzling brilliance. Captivating color. The planet’s most valued gems are fancy color diamonds.

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Radiant Cut

The radiant cutting style helps intensify a fancy colored diamond’s color.

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Beyond Z

Diamonds with more yellow than GIA’s Z grade are considered fancy color.

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Color is Value

Subtle color differences impact the value of a fancy colored diamond.

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Octahedral Form

Beautifully formed octahedrons might become collectors' treasures.

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Crystal Faces

Diamond crystal faces show cutters how to get the best weight retention.

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Uneven Color

The color in rough diamond might not be evenly distributed in the rough.

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Tools

Research

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Article
A Look Back — and Forward — After 40 Years in the Gem and Jewelry Industry

Russell Shor reflects on the people, gems and stories he’s encountered as he’s covered the industry over the years.

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A large yellow cushion cut diamond pendant is partially framed with marquis cut diamonds and hangs from a necklace of mixed cut diamonds.
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Yellow Gemstones: Can You Identify Them?

Don’t judge a yellow gem by its color alone. A variety of gemstones also come in shades of yellow, from diamonds to citrine to garnets.

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Diamond Lattice Defects: GIA Researchers Explore Internal Tagging and Gray-Blue-Violet Diamond Color

GIA scientists recently presented their latest research on diamond tagging and the cause of gray-blue-violet color in diamonds.

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Jewelry Sales Show Modest Rise; Higher End Soars

U.S. holiday jewelry sales increased slightly from 2018. Online buying surged, while foot traffic in retail stores slowed.

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A multi-diamond brooch.
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2019 in Review: Diamond Trade Begins Recovery, Jewelry Retail Blooms Late, Extraordinary Auction Sales

2019: A year of ups and downs in the gem and jewelry industry, including diamonds, retail, auction sales and laboratory-grown diamonds.

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Gems & Gemology’s 7 Most Unusual Encounters from 2019

Check out some of the most interesting and unusual diamonds and colored stones submitted to GIA’s laboratories in 2019.

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A rectangular cut Fancy Deep blue diamond is framed by two pear shaped diamonds.
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Diamond Market in Recovery, Top-end Auction Results

World’s two largest diamond producers say market is stabilizing after several months of severe cutbacks in rough sales. Christie’s and Sotheby’s sales.

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A row of various shaped cut and polished pink diamonds.
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Why are Pink Diamonds Pink? GIA Researchers Dive Deep into their Crystal Structure

GIA researchers analyzed more than 90,000 natural pink diamonds to better understand how these rare and beautiful diamonds formed and got their color.

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A diamond necklace that features a 100.02 Fancy Intense yellow diamond. The pendant is done in the shape of a musical instrument.
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Bullish Predictions for 2019 Holiday Sales Despite Concerns, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction Sales

U.S. holiday sales predictions are better than expected. Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction features a 100 ct yellow diamond necklace by GIA alumna Anna Hu.

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The octopus head is a baroque Tahitian cultured pearl and its arms are made of black, yellow and white diamond (in a striped pattern) set in black-plated 18K gold.
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A Tropical Paradise of Ocean-Inspired Jewelry and Gemstones

Escape to a warm-water paradise in your mind with these jewels that formed in the sea, are inspired by marine life and evoke the ocean’s essence.

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