Green diamonds

basic facts about green diamonds

Green diamonds thank their color to the fact that they have been in contact with natural radiation sources while they were forming millions of years ago. The diamond’s crystal lattice structure is changed by radiation of alpha, beta and gamma rays, combined with intense heat. This happens particularly close to the surface of the diamond, but when the temperature and radiation is high enough it can turn the whole stone into green. The alpha rays will only enter the surface, while the much more rare beta and gamma rays will penetrate the diamond and will give it it’s internal color.

Green diamonds are mainly found in South America and Africa. Most often they will come with secondary colors into the blue or yellow range of hues.

famous green diamonds

The Dresden green diamond is a 40.70 carats natural green diamond which has been displayed in the German city Dresden for the past two centuries. It is believed to have been found in India, but historical records only tell us that it was sold by a Dutch merchant in 1742 to August III of Poland at a fair in Leipzig. What happened before remains a mystery. The diamond is of an extraordinary quality and is considered the largest natural fancy green diamond ever found.

The Orlov diamond is a big bluish green diamond which is a part of the scepter of queen Catherine the Great of Russia. It has 180 facets and is rose style cut.

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PRi-5

Cut-Cornered Rectangular 3.03 SI1

fancy intense yellow-green

5111713489

DENP17-6-1

Cut-Cornered Square 2.44 SI1

fancy yellowish green

5166855005

PP13-2

round 2.15 I1

fancy deep grayish yellowish green

2165820948

PT14-01

oval 1.91 VS2

fancy light yellow-green

6201314049

PP14-46

pear 1.75 I1

fancy light bluish green

2165818805

HK13-B-04

cushion 1.57 SI1

fancy yellow-green

6155471997

HK15-V-01A

pear 1.56 SI1

fancy light yellowish green

5203413114

PP15-12

oval 1.56 color only

fancy light bluish green

2155967184

PRC-11-5

heart 1.54 color only

fancy intense yellowish green

5131133893

PS-8-1

cushion 1.34 SI2

fancy grayish yellowish green

2105393216

B11-2-2

heart 1.21 color only

fancy bluish green

5131640273

DENPHK16-2

HEART 1.16 color only

fancy grayish yellowish Green

5253241285

SS16-2

cushion 1.04 VS2

fancy green

2236991813

B11-1-1

radiant 1.02 SI2

fancy yellow-green

1132361728

B82-1

Cushion 1.01 SI2

fancy intense blue-green

1102380745

HK16-L-01

oval 1.00 I1

fancy grayish green

6232103989

HK16-K-3

cushion 1.00 VS2

fancy light yellow-green

1225829983

DAL

Cushion 1.00 color only

fancy intense green

6155471045

ALP16-1

Cushion 0.92 SI1

fancy grayish yellowish green

6251240176

DENP17-3-5

Oval 0.89 SI2

fancy intense bluish green

2155647471

HK16-L-2

cushion 0.83 SI1

fancy intense green

6232103997

HK12-E-02

cushion 0.83 SI1

fancy yellow-green

5151046454

HK15-V-1A1

Cushion 0.82 SI1

fancy light yellowish green

2204658751

HK16-O-GIA-3

cushion 0.81 SI1

fancy green

1238826684

AEA-3289

round 0.80 I1

fancy yellowish green

AEA-3289

V10-1-1

Cushion 0.80 VS2

fancy vivid blue-green

2125116948

EAHK-15

pear 0.72 SI2

fancy deep grayish yellowish green

2165713389

HK15-V-01B

pear 0.71 SI1

fancy yellowish green

6202063300

SS16-3

Oval 0.70 SI2

fancy green

1249143158

SSA-8

Cushion 0.70 SI2

fancy light gray-green

5181576741

HK13-C-46

cushion 0.66 SI2

fancy bluish green

6165593768

V94-2

cushion 0.64 color only

fancy green

1112430303

HK13-V-03

Cushion 0.63 SI1

fancy vivid green

7151911367

DW-1

pear 0.63 color only

fancy light green

15862078

HK16-P-11

Pear 0.62 VS2

fancy intense yellowish green

6252240050

HK14-A-21

cushion 0.60 VS2

fancy light green

6175279652

DW-2

pear 0.58 color only

fancy intense bluish green

15220808

V10-3-1

cushion 0.57 VS2

fancy vivid blue-green

2125721248

B11-1-7

cushion 0.55 VS2

fancy deep blue-green

1132361771

HK13-A-6

cushion 0.55 VVS2

fancy yellow-green

1148996153

VP15-1

cushion 0.54 VS2

fancy intense blue-green

2175411265

V11-2

cushion 0.54 SI1

fancy vivid bluish green

5131361694

HK16-0-GIA-2

heart 0.53 I1

very light green

6232991789

HK14-B-10

cushion 0.52 VS2

fancy green

5193486133

HK14-A-22

cushion 0.51 SI2

fancy green

1188197505

B10-3-43

cushion 0.51 VS1

fancy yellow-green

5121721241

PP12-21D

radiant 0.51 color only

fancy light green

5141998349

B10-RC-1

cushion 0.51 color only

fancy yellow-green

2115590110

HK12-E-12

cushion 0.50 SI2

fancy intense green

5193885962

HK14-B-01

oval 0.50 SI1

fancy bluish green

1178365974

VHK12-B-1A

cushion 0.50 VS1

fancy intense bluish green

2145967765

PV-84-3

radiant 0.49 color only

fancy light bluish green

2105489388

PV-1-7

radiant 0.47 color only

fancy intense blue-green

15862047

B10-1-17

cushion 0.47 SI2

fancy intense bluish green

2125116971

HK12-H-03B

radiant 0.45 SI1

very light green

6175099261

V94-5

cushion 0.44 SI1

fancy yellowish green

5111430321

HK16-J-18

cushion 0.43 SI1

fancy grayish yellowish green

7228415500

PRI-11

cushion 0.43 SI2

fancy intense blue-green

2101501727

HK15-C-31

cushion 0.42 I1

fancy vivid yellow-green

2206313937

HK15-D-38

cushion 0.41 SI1

fancy light green

6205658734

HK12-B-7

cushion 0.41 SI1

fancy yellow-green

1142653712

B10-1-18

cushion 0.41 VS2

fancy bluish green

1122116994

HK15-F-B

pear 0.40 color only

fancy grayish green

6235104201

B11-2-9

cushion 0.40 VS2

fancy yellowish green

2135640403

PRI-12

oval 0.39 SI1

fancy light yellowish green

6107638560

HK12-C-20

cushion 0.36 SI2

fancy intense yellow-green

ADY3491

UD-7

heart 0.36 SI2

fancy bluish green

2155020883

B11-2-3

cushion 0.35 SI2

fancy bluish green

1132640389

PET14B-1

cushion 0.33 SI2

fancy light yellow-green

1162804931

HK12-A-06

cushion 0.32 SI2

fancy dark gray-yellowish green

6192886292

HK15-A-04

cushion 0.32 SI1

fancy yellow-green

1199886038

HK13-C-43

cushion 0.32 VS1

light green

6185879839

SSA-17

Oval 0.31 SI1

fancy grayish bluish green

2185466207

HK14-D-07

cushion 0.30 SI1

light green

3205063254

HK14-D-05

cushion 0.30 SI1

fancy intense bluish green

2206063216

HK15A10

cushion 0.30 VS2

fancy vivid blue-green

6191885973

PET14-A-4

radiant 0.30 color only

fancy blue-green

5161607703

PET14-A-2

radiant 0.29 SI2

fancy bluish green

2165607665

HK11-B-09

cushion 0.28 SI1

fancy bluish green

1178610568

B11-1-8

radiant 0.28 VS2

fancy intense bluish green

2135361817

B10-4-3

cushion 0.28 SI1

fancy grayish yellowish green

6127925559

BP13-A-1

radiant 0.28 color only

fancy intense green

2155643087

HK15-F-A

oval 0.27 color only

fancy intense bluish green

7231104184

PET14-A-6

cushion 0.27 VS2

fancy intense green

1162607707

HK15-C-32

heart 0.26 SI2

fancy intense blue-green

6201313986

HK14D06

cushion 0.26 I1

fancy intense green

1195886124

SSA-7-Bico

Oval 0.26 SI1

faint green

2181576415

MP-13-2

round 0.26 color only

fancy intense bluish green

1156221031

HK11-D-4

cushion 0.26 SI1

fancy intense blue-green

2145653740

HK15-D-42

cushion 0.25 VS2

light yellow-green

6202658745

HK12-C-26

cushion 0.25 I1

fancy green

7161593793

SSB-9

Cushion 0.25 I1

fancy intense blue-green

5181415864

CAP-GREEN-A

Round-Cornered Rectangular 0.25 SI2

fancy yellowish green

2183576210

PET14-A-11

cushion 0.24 SI1

fancy yellowish green

1162607717

SSA-22

Cushion 0.24 I1

fancy bluish green

2185435730

HK11-C-30

cushion 0.24 VVS2

fancy yellow-green

2145168134

HK11-C-18

cushion 0.24 SI1

fancy yellow-green

1142168139

HK15-A-11

cushion 0.23 SI1

light green

3205063180

HK16-ALPHI-04

Heart 0.23 VS2

fancy intense yellowish green

3245379248

PET14-A-10

radiant 0.22 SI1

fancy bluish green

2165607728

PET14-A-12

cushion 0.21 color only

fancy intense bluish green

2165607722

PET14-A-9

pear 0.21 color only

fancy deep bluish green

2165607651

HK11-D-3

cushion 0.21 VS2

fancy deep blue-green

1142653977

HK15-F

cushion 0.19 VS2

fancy yellowish green

7228829489

HK12-B-15

radiant 0.19 SI1

fancy yellow-green

ADY3492

HK11-C-36

radiant 0.18 SI1

fancy yellow-green

5141168423

HK11-C-25

radiant 0.17 SI1

fancy intense yellow-green

2145168366

HK15-C-08

heart 0.16 I1

fancy intense bluish green

6201247586

HK14-D-04

cushion 0.16 SI2

fancy bluish green

1207063539

HK15-C-04

cushion 0.15 VS2

fancy deep blue-green

7203247528

HK15-A-20

cushion 0.14 color only

fancy green

6205063425

PT14C-13

radiant 0.14 color only

fancy intense green

1162919062

HK15-C-09

Cushion 0.12 color only

fancy deep blue-green

2207247486

SSC-31

Cushion 0.11 color only

fancy light grayish yellowish Green

1186645972

PT14C-11

radiant 0.11 color only

fancy vivid bluish green

5161919634

SSC-17

Cushion 0.11 color only

fancy Green

5182645966

PET14B-8

radiant 0.09 color only

fancy intense blue-green

2165808125

PET14B-9

radiant 0.09 color only

fancy deep bluish green

1162808055

SSC-9

round 0.06 color only

fancy light Green

2185645968