Purple is seen as a high-end and wealthy color, so it’s often used for princesses, weddings, and other special events. Purple diamonds are mostly used in crowns, pendants, and diamond rings. Lab-grown purple-colored diamonds have the same color hue that is available in natural diamonds and reflect the same as real ones. The purple diamond color range comes from faint to very vivid purple. Purple color diamonds’ demand is the same as other colored diamonds in the market, and a 1-carat lab-grown purple color diamond costs approximately $4400 or more (prices fluctuate).
What are purple lab-grown diamonds?
Fancy purple-colored lab-grown diamonds are most often used on diamond necklaces, engagement rings, and earrings. They are used with white colorless diamonds to improve their look and style. When they are heated during cutting, the resulting laser light causes the coloring of these stones to change to violet shades. In some rare cases, the diamond is violet to blue.
Once a diamond is heated, the violet color becomes more intense and fades to gray. The resulting color may vary from deep purple to pale bluish-violet. The blue color fades to a darker shade of violet when heated; the pink colors of the diamond intensify under heating but never fade completely. There is no evidence that diamonds with purple-colored coloring change their color in subsequent heating, despite what some people think.
What causes a purple stone to be purple?
Clear diamonds are made of carbon and impurities. When these impurities (in the form of trace elements) are trapped within the crystal structure, it affects its color. These impurities can even replace some carbon atoms in the crystal matrix. However, this substitution of atoms occurs in an ordered and precise way so that three external planes of the diamond remain transparent (this is why we can see through a diamond).
In the crystalline structure of a purple stone, chromium takes the place of nitrogen.
Purple Color Shades Available In Lab Grown.
There are many types of purple diamonds available, like the dark purple diamond, the violet-purple diamond, the gray-purple diamond, and the blue-purple diamond. These fancy colored diamonds may also have a bluish tint to them.
Purple diamonds are classified into the following categories:
Light Purple Color
These stones are valued for their natural light purple hue. The medium-light fancy purple-colored diamonds are the dark yellowish-brown shade of these stones, which is considered to have been brought about by aging in the earth, or perhaps by irradiation.
The most popular type of purple-colored diamond is the one with a purple to deep violet hue. The deep dark purple diamonds are valued for their rich violet coloring. When heated, their color changes from violet to reddish-violet or even pale bluish-violet. Most of these diamonds have a very high quality and are very expensive as they take longer to be cut into pieces. It is very difficult to find a natural-color deep dark purple diamond on the market, and they are considered very valuable.
Vivid diamond purple
These diamonds are found on the market with vivid purple and pinkish hues. These stones are considered to be very beautiful, and they sparkle in the sunlight. The top grade of these stones is light grayish-violet, which has an intense red undertone.
Purple Lab Diamonds Used in Jewelry
Purple diamond jewelry is not common. However, there is an increasing trend for people who want to have some rare colored diamonds that can be used in their regular jewelry. The most common use of these unusual color diamonds is to be set in pendants or engagement rings because the affordable cost of these diamonds does allow them to be used for many pieces of jewelry. Some jewelers are making rings and pendants from copper or gold with a purple diamond setting in the middle. Another way that these stones can be used is to make rings set with black diamonds or white diamonds. For example, diamonds are usually set in a ring with three round stones. A purple diamond can be set between the two round stones, giving the ring a new look.
People who are into fashion wear purple-colored diamonds. In fact, there are different colors of diamonds that are preferred by different people: clear, dark blue, and deep red diamonds are more frequently worn by men, while ladies prefer purple and aquamarine-colored diamonds. These stones have a very good effect on the pulse rate because they cause the heart to beat faster when they sparkle under the light. They make people feel more active and motivated because of their high energy levels.