Blue diamonds have always been a popular and highly anticipated color for the author and my favorite color of diamonds.
Because of their rarity, blue diamonds can be incredibly valuable. Over the past few decades, as the demand for blue diamonds has grown, their worth has steadily increased. The ultimate value of your blue diamond depends on a few primary factors:
The cut of a diamond can affect the intensity of its color, altering its value. Certain cuts are rarer (such as a blue emerald cut) and also higher in demand on the market than others.
Color is the largest determinant of your blue diamond’s value. The color of your gem can be analyzed based on three attributes—hue, saturation, and tone. Hue refers to the actual color of your diamond. Many blue diamonds exhibit shades of gray, green, or violet. The more pure the blue color of your diamond, the higher its value. Tone signifies how light or dark the color of the diamond is, and saturation refers to the strength or weakness of the color. Blue diamonds with a higher saturation are generally more valuable. Fancy color diamonds are ranked from fancy light to fancy to fancy dark to fancy intense to fancy deep to fancy vivid, depending on the saturation and tone of the diamond’s color. Where your blue diamond falls on this scale will largely determine its value.
The clarity of a diamond refers to how flawless the diamond is. The fewer inclusions, or flaws, that your diamond contains, the greater its worth.
- Market Conditions
The market conditions have a large impact on the price you will receive for your blue diamond. If your style of diamond is in high demand on the market at the time of sale, its value will be greater.
Simply put, the higher the carat weight of your diamond (i.e. the bigger it is), the more valuable it is.