The uniqueness of David Locco's coloured diamonds
Contrary to popular belief, diamonds are not only colourless, and those with different colours are not imitations or another type of mineral
The truth is that a coloured diamond is a very rare stone, extremely beautiful, and one of the most valued ones.
How are coloured diamonds created
Like any other diamond, a sustainable coloured diamond is elaborated in a laboratory that recreates the conditions that allow the formation of these minerals inside the Earth: a “diamond seed” (pure carbon) is introduced into a plasma reactor that exerts a lot of pressure at extremely high temperatures during a given time for the stone to crystallize.
All diamonds must have four characteristics (and in the case of lab-created diamonds, five) known as the “Four Cs”. These are: cut, clarity, carat (weight) and colour.
All of them are perfectly defined in David Locco’s video about the “5Cs” that you can watch through the link. A brief description of each one of them:
- Cut or carving: this refers to the way a stone is carved so that it better reflects the light. This depends on the number of angles that it has.
- Clarity: minimizing as much as possible the imperfections in order to achieve optimum quality and purity. David Locco’s diamonds are of great purity, qualified as VS.
- Carat (weight): the value of a diamond (in terms of quantity) is determined by weight and not size. That is why, the more carats a diamond has, the more expensive it is, a carat being 0.2 grams.
- Compromise: this would be the fifth “C”, one that is only present in ethical diamonds, thanks to their commitment to sustainability, the planet and human rights.
- And colour, which is the one that concerns us today.
A coloured diamond: how is it formed
Through time, a diamond’s beauty and quality was determined by its lack of colour. That is why a colour scale from D to Z exists to classify diamonds, being colourless diamonds those of greater quality, and stones with more yellowish tones (although perfectly natural in their formation and result) those of less quality.
David Locco has managed to have its diamonds without colour classified in the scale as letter G, obtaining practically colourless diamonds and of the greatest purity.
However, David Locco does not believe that the presence of colour in its stones is something to run from. That is why it creates pink, blue and yellow diamonds, that far from damaging the looks of the jewel, it enhances its beauty and brightness.
The creation of a coloured diamond begins like any other diamonds, as mentioned before. The colour of the mineral is due to different conditions that alter the particles and the crystalline lattice, which are recreated inside the plasma reactor to get the best results possible.
- Blue diamonds are obtained thanks to the presence of boron in the carbon particles.
- Yellow ones, due to the presence of nitrogen in the crystalline lattice, and the more nitrogen, the more yellow the stone.
- And pink stones, the rarest of them all, are produced under very specific conditions.
Each colour is unique and different from the rest, without changing its condition as a diamond and boosting its beauty. As ethical diamonds by David Locco, they have a carbon footprint free, no environmental impact and zero emissions production: stunning coloured stones that embellish those who wear them and the planet.
Immerse yourself in a world of unforgettable beauty and get to know through this link our jewellery with coloured diamonds. Handmade and personalised pieces so that the tone of your diamond can be an authentic and original declaration of intentions.