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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cape diamonds

When you want to feel like a real professional on the field of diamond industry, you should operate some specific terms used in this sphere. Here is one of them - "cape diamonds". This term is used to identify diamond stones with yellow shade, which may vary from pale yellow to bright canary yellow colour. In this case the word "cape" goes after the name of occurrence of precious stones - the British Cape Colony with the center in Cape Town, South Africa. An English jeweler and author of the book "Precious Stones" (1884) Edwin Streeter devoted a whole chapter in his work to diamonds found in the British Cape Colony. As a result, these stones started to be nicknamed "Cape diamonds". In 1911 a word "cape" was used by another English writer and diamond expert to designate the stones wish yellowish cast. Thus, this term now is used for colour classification of diamonds.

In nature, the colour of these diamonds is caused by the presence of atoms of nitrogen in stone composition. The quantity of these atoms influence the intensity of the colour: from light fancy yellow to greenish-yellow or even bright yellow. Stones with bright yellow and brownish shades are very rare in nature. The quantity of nitrogen atoms is lower in such stones, moreover the atoms are arranged unevenly inside a gem. As they are rare, they considered to be more precious and as a result more pricey. If yellow is your favourite colour and when visiting jewelery store you always have your eyes glued to yellow diamonds - it can be a real problem: you want but you can't afford it. Yellow cultured diamonds can save the situation. First, you will find a wide range of tints of yellow; second, they look exactly the same as real diamonds as these gems are of the same composition; finally, the price is less. Now you can enjoy your favourite colour for affordable price.

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