You would like a Blue Diamond? If your answer is yes, know that Jaubalet Paris has a large variety of gems of many different shades of Blue. According to the variation available, weight, and your budget, we can find the perfect stone adapted to your needs.
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All of these modify the initial structure of diamonds and give them their blue colour.
Fancy light greenish blue pear shaped
There are three known causes that determine diamonds’ blue colour.
- Traces of boron, an atom, gets into the structure of the gemstones which mainly consist of carbon. Boron is classified in the category of extremely hard chemical elements like carbon. Consequently, boron makes blue diamonds even more resistant.
- Defects in the production process due to the presence of another element: hydrogen
- Natural radiation which produces carbon vacancies.
The Most Famous Blue Diamonds
The most famous fancy colour blue diamonds
They are not only the most well known but they are also the biggest blue diamonds ever discovered. The three are the “Hope” 69 carats, the “Heart of Eternity”27.67 carats, and the “Blue Moon” 12 carats recently discovered.
The “Hope” diamond deserves special attention. This diamond is practically legendary and its history continues be in the news. Around 1663, the gemstone merchant, Jean Baptiste Tavernier, brought it back from India. It attracted the attention of Louis XIV who bought it and had it cut by the jeweller Jean Pittan. He is the one who gave it is shape and the splendour it currently holds. Louis XV inherited it. Called the Blue Crown of France, it was stolen throughout history during lootings.