Fancy color diamonds have been on the radar of many consumers for years, but these days they’re more mainstream than ever.
A lot of variations are aspirational, it’s true—you won’t see the average customer spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single piece of jewelry, and if they do, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime purchase (or that customer is definitely a collector).
But designers are broadening their reach through the use of fancy color diamonds—mostly in smaller carat sizes, but that’s enough to set these pieces apart from your traditional diamond fare.
Here, we enjoy a bit of both: You’ll see jaw-dropping fancy color blue and pink pieces worthy of Barbie’s dream jewelry box, but you’ll also find accessible styles that can be worn every day, no vault necessary (not that we’d recommend keeping any of these beauties hidden away in a vault!).
Top: Talisman medal in 18k white gold with 9.65 cts. t.w. rough (in brown, green, and blue hues), round, and baguette-cut diamonds, $58,000; De Beers