Consider Colored Diamonds this Valentine’s Day

February 5th, 2014 by Noam Flint

Valentine’s Day is an occasion that has long been associated with flowers, candy and - most importantly – diamonds. It makes sense, too. What better way to express your appreciation for someone than with a stunning stone?

Of all the gemstones that exist, color diamonds are an especially ideal gift for this holiday. Their rarity and unusual look tells the recipients that they, like their new diamond, are truly special and unique.

As Valentine’s Day also comes at one of the most popular times for proposals all year, it may also be worth considering a colored diamond engagement ring.

If you’re looking for the perfect present for that special someone, here are some colorful ideas:

Shades of pink

Pink Diamonds Intensity ScalePink Diamonds Intensity Scale – Faint, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy and Fancy Intense Pink Diamonds

It’s no surprise that pink diamonds are one of the most popular options for Valentine’s Day. After all, this hue symbolizes romance and passion like no other.

There are a range of options as well, meaning you can definitely find a diamond that fits your loved one’s tastes. Faint pink stones are fitting for someone with a classic, elegant style, while orangy pink gems are a good choice for a fashion-forward recipient who is ahead of the trends. Of course, a fancy intense pink diamond has an alluring look that is bound to please anyone, and it looks exquisite set in a white gold engagement ring.

Rich chocolate brown

Instead of a box of chocolates, why not go for a stone with the same decadent color? Brown diamonds are some of the most affordable colored gems available, and they come a vast array of shades that range from subtle to dramatic.

A fancy reddish brown stone is an optimal choice, as it has a color that emulates chocolate covered cherries (though quite rare and expensive). Or, a light pinkish brown diamond that has an understated look that’s highly versatile, meaning your sweetheart will be able to wear it with a multitude of different outfits.

Of course, no Valentine’s Day would be complete without a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. So consider a champagne diamond, which boasts a brown hue with delicate yellow undertones for an eye-catching appearance.

Various shades of brown diamondsShades of Brown Diamonds – Reddish Brown, Pink Brown, Dark Brown and Yellow Brown

Shaped like a heart

Heart Shaped Vivid Yellow Diamond

For the girl who wears her heart on her sleeve – or rather, her finger – a heart-shaped diamond makes an excellent gift.

You can find heart-shaped gems that are purplish pink, deep brown pink one or even deep yellow orange.

These diamonds don’t have to go into an engagement ring, either. They look just as striking dangling around the recipient’s neck in a pendant.