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Color Diamonds on the Cutting Edge

Diamonds aren’t just white — and they absolutely go far beyond engagement rings.

Roy G. Biv isn’t the first name you think of when it comes to diamonds — in fact, you probably haven’t thought about that easy way to remember the colors on the visual spectrum (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) since elementary school. But the leading edge of fashionable jewelry seems like it might have been designed by ol’ Roy himself — diamonds in all colors are splashing and flashing from rings, necklaces and earrings.

That’s right. Diamonds aren’t just white, and they definitely aren’t just for engagement rings. In any color, diamonds are leading a style revolution in jewelry.

Rainbow bright

Yellow diamonds are at the front of the color splash. They’re beloved by celebs and the very wealthy; by that association, they’re among the most popular choices. Try a big fashion ring with a yellow diamond surrounded by white pavé, in platinum or white gold for maximum pop. For a mellower vibe, swap in yellow gold with that combination for a luxurious look.

A graphic modern look can be had with black diamonds. When paired with white accent diamonds, you’ll get jewelry that can complement your skin tone, hair color or any color in your apparel.

If you have a favorite color, the great news is you can find it in a diamond. Any color, any shade. Deep reds, pale blues, grassy greens and more are available in diamonds.

The combo platter

Because of the color palette available in diamonds, you can have several colors in one piece. Try mixing red, green, yellow and blue diamonds, accented with white, in a pendant set in yellow gold.

You should also consider the color of the metal when combined with colored diamonds. In general, white gold, platinum or sterling silver showcase the colors for maximum contrast. If your color diamond is a deeply saturated color, like a deep violet-blue, the white will offer drama and accentuate the richness of the hue. With a less intense shade, like a light blue, a white metal lends the piece coolness.

Yellow and rose gold add warmth, enriching the looks of various colors in different ways. Rose gold looks especially warm and rich contrasting with diamonds in the red and brown ranges, while yellow gold creates a tonal backdrop for mixes of yellow, brown and white diamonds in varying shades.

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