Van Cleef & Arpels stones

    Colored Diamonds


    Naturally colored diamonds that have a distinct shade are known as “fancy diamonds”. White diamonds attract the eye with their incredible brilliance and reflective glints; colored diamonds have the same properties but the color creates an additional emotional appeal. 

    Since the 1960s, Van Cleef & Arpels has used colored diamonds in its creations. They are always combined with white diamonds in order to highlight their sparkle and color. As the color of the diamonds is produced by the presence of mineral inclusions, colored diamonds are not ranked by their purity but by the intensity of their color, and may be categorized as Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Dark or Fancy Deep. This color intensity grid is used for yellow, orange, pink and blue diamonds, these are undyed diamonds. Sometimes colored diamonds have a secondary tone and are then described as brownish yellow, grayish blue, etc.

     Colored diamonds present a distinct natural color are therefore extremely rare, which makes them particularly special.

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