Fancy Colored Diamonds-The Haute Couture of Jewelry

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Diamonds are girl's best friend but what about fancy colored diamonds? They are the supreme element of haute couture jewelry. Learn more about them here in this sponsored post submitted by

Haute Couture Jewelry
Just as haute couture (translation: high sewing) clothing is the pinnacle of clothing, the concept of haute couture has extended to other realms of fashion, including jewelry. So what comprises haute couture fashion as far as jewelry is concerned? The answer is logical – custom designed jewelry featuring natural fancy color diamonds.

The Diamond Difference
Just as haute couture clothing is affordable by the upper echelons of the financial elite, so too fancy color diamonds. Notwithstanding their investment potential, the best examples of colored diamonds sell at the finest auction houses for approximately USD2 million per carat. Colored diamonds hold the first seven places for record auction prices of diamonds with the most expensive stone, the Graff Pink, selling for USD46 million.
However, this is where haute couture jewelry differs from haute couture clothing. Whereas you will not find a haute couture dress in the bargain basement bin of Macy’s, you will find fine examples of colored diamonds at affordable prices – and this does not detract one iota from their exclusivity.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
Take for example fancy yellow diamonds. These are among the most common of colors and often sell for less than comparable examples of their colorless counterparts irrespective of the fact that they are substantially rarer than colorless diamonds. In higher intensities of color though, yellow diamonds far exceed prices of colorless diamonds. Similarly, champagne diamonds sell for less than colorless diamonds despite their higher rarity factor.

There are 12 main colors of fancy color diamond, and although some colors, such as red, are beyond the financial reach of the average millionaire, there are other colors that are no less appealing to the eye of the beholder. Black diamonds have been the color of choice over the past couple of years for Hollywood royalty, with numerous stars draped in black diamonds gracing the red carpet.

Since colored diamonds come in over 90 hues, there are unique and magnificent stones that are often reduced in price due to a secondary hue in their color. Are they rare? Yes. Are they beautiful? Yes. Are they one-off exclusives? Yes. Are they haute couture jewelry? Yes. Are they more affordable than a haute couture dress? That depends on the stone, but relatively yes. One thing is for sure, you won’t have to worry about them being eaten by moths or receiving a stain during dinner.
Fancy color diamonds in a custom setting are the haute couture fashion accessory of the rich and famous; and these days, even of the not so rich and famous.

Until next time,



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  1. OH la la mon ami .... what delightful treats for the eyes you are sharing with us!!!! Just popped over to their website and was SHOCKED at how attainable some of these are ... the champagne diamond would be a brilliant choice ... hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  2. I think that coloured diamonds offer a generous amount of brilliance and sparkle. I'd love to wear a coloured diamond with clear diamonds highlighting it {and you don't even have to twist my arm}.
    My ring size is 3 carats!

  3. So very beautiful. I like the coloured diamonds :)) I hope you have a great weekend x

  4. Hello dear Sharon,

    Just beautiful sparkle and delighting posts by you today....:)*

    Such amazing coloured diamonds...Oh,my....HOW absolutely gorgeous they are!!!
    Makes every woman so Princess....Beautiul!!!

    Sending to you warm hugs from Amasterdam


  5. These are gorgeous! I didn't know there were so many different types of colored diamonds.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  6. Hi Sharon!
    Yes sign me up for any diamonds ... not sure why girls or I should say women love them so much, but I am in!!
    Green would be a colour I kinda want or light blue / yellow as my november birth stone colour...hmmm or just any (:

    Great information though, I did not know some things... I think I need earrings now...
    big hug Z

  7. Such beautiful baubles!! Colored diamonds are so stunning. Have a great weekend....

  8. what a fun post Sharon!! hard to choose a favorite!

  9. These are all stunning jewels. Thanks so much for sharing these pictures with us. I hope I can own one of them. :) Wishful thinking... :)

  10. By the way, I like all my jewellery pieces. But if tough times are ahead, I might be forced to sell them to reputable companies like so that I can buy my family's needs. How about all of you?