All about Blue Diamonds

People all know the value of diamonds but not everybody knows that more and more people are investing on blue ones. This brings in the question about what makes this stone that precious that people want to own one or several ones.

Natural occurring pieces are more expensive than those made in the laboratory. Boron is what causes the impurity on synthetically made diamonds. Nitrogen mix with boron is what causes the change in colour of normally white diamonds. These stones are mined from South Africa and Australia. There was a time when it was mined in India.

These stones carry a very high price tag. A small piece will cost thousands of dollars while larger ones can cost up to millions of dollars. There is a huge price difference in real natural ones as oppose to synthetic and chemically treated ones. It is not surprising to see diamonds in shades of violet, green and gray hues. Diamonds Blue Experts estimate that for every 10,000 of this piece only one is natural occurring in nature hence the high price tag. Imitation pieces will not throw the same sparkle as the real deal. These can be made out of glass or cubic Zirconia. Imitations will show a paler shade of blue.

When it comes to size, real ones are heavier than imitation pieces. Another clue of finding out real ones is to hold it underneath the ultraviolet light. When held and expose to this kind of light, it produces deep blue or purple colours. When in doubt take the stone to an expert jeweller who can verify its legitimacy. Such professional assessment can even give the exact market value of such piece. Real pieces will come with certification from GIA or AGSL who are professional organizations who appraised such expensive gems. 

A normal way of detecting genuine ones from those which are not is by observing its reflections. If rainbow reflections are found this means the diamond belongs to lower quality or fake ones. Real stones will never be set in cheap metal. Stamps can be found in the setting to verify if it is gold or platinum. Another way of testing the stone is by using probes for at least 30 seconds. This is done free of charge. Real rocks will not heat up. This test will never harm the value of the rock. 

Taking the fog test is another way of detecting its value. This is usually conducted by placing the gem near the mouth and blowing on it just like a mirror. If a fog form it is not a real gem and if does not it is real. Real diamonds disperse the heat as soon as it comes in contact with it. Compare two stones; both the real and unreal and see the results. Real pieces will never show up on x-rays because they are radiolucent. Another simple method is to drop the stone slowly in a glass of water. The stone can be seen clearly which is not the same thing when it comes to imitation pieces.