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What Are Color Enhanced Black Diamonds?

Color enhanced Black Diamonds are most popular on today's diamond market due to the demand for black diamonds as well as the price. APPX 95% of black diamonds are color enhanced. Color enhanced black diamonds are affordable and look a lot better than non color enhanced black diamonds. Non color enhanced black diamonds have some greenish blotches to them as well as visible dirt, they are also have a dull finish. Color enhanced black diamonds are pure black, have some sparkle as well as a semi gloss finish. To color enhance a black diamond they individually go through a process called irradiation. To further understand what the irradiation process is click here:

What Are Natural Black Diamonds And Where Do They Come From?

Carbonado Diamonds "black diamonds" are natural polycrystalline diamonds found in alluvial deposits in the Central African Republic and Brazil. Its natural colour is black or dark grey, and it is more porous than other diamonds. Natural Black Diamonds will often have a green tint to them as well. Black diamonds don't sparkle like most diamonds do as light doesn't travel through them.

Fun Fact About Natural Black Diamonds!?

A team of U.S. geologists have published evidence relating to a different origin of these black diamonds: interstellar space. They have found that black diamonds contain trace elements of nitrogen and hydrogen which they claim are sure indicators of an extraterrestrial origin.

The study published in 2006 by Stephen Haggerty and Jozsef Garai, of Florida International University, analyzed the hydrogen in black diamond samples using infrared-detection instruments at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The researchers found that the chemical properties of carbonado indicated that the mineral formed in a supernova explosion that took place prior to the formation of our Solar System.

In this sense, carbonado are theorized to be akin to carbon-rich cosmic dust, likely having formed in an environment near carbon stars. The diamonds were eventually incorporated into solid bodies that subsequently fell to Earth as meteorites.


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