Super Natural Beauties

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    A colored diamond is an astonishing anomaly; only one in a few hundred thousand diamonds might exhibit a shade of blue—from pale sky to deep violet. Rare confluences of natural phenomena—including the presence of traces of boron, nitrogen, or another chemical element during the diamonds’ formations millions of years ago—have yielded these stones in a full spectrum of colors: red, yellow, green, purple, orange, and blue. Although not as flashy as its white counterparts, a fancy colored diamond, with its vivid sparkle, is an equally alluring piece of natural history.

    Color Schemes
    William Goldberg natural fancy colored diamond bracelet featuring 18 carats of multicolored stones, price upon request (888.827.2927, www.williamgoldberg.com)
    Rand earrings set with two fancy purple/pink diamonds, each more than a carat, surrounded by fancy intense yellow diamonds, $240,000 (212.840.1484, www.randbrand.com)

    Winning Hand
    Graff platinum ring set with a 2.44-carat emerald-cut fancy deep blue diamond and white diamond tapered baguettes, price upon request
    (212.355.9292, www.graffdiamonds.com)
    Tiffany orange diamond ring, price upon request
    (800.843.3269, www.tiffany.com)
    Harry Winston fancy vivid 5-carat blue diamond ring with shield-shaped white diamonds, price upon request (800.988.4110, www.harrywinston.com)
    Beaudry ring set with three fancy purplish-red diamonds totaling 1.49 carats, price upon request (877.232.8379, www.michaelbeaudry.com)

    Photo by Michael Oldford
    Assael’s diamond-and-rare-pearl jewelry depicts and aids endangered animals…
    The historically inspired necklace is part of Boucheron’s new Bleu de Jodhpur collection…
    The London jeweler employs rare fossilized wood to create her pieces…
    Fresh designs take direction from a stage and screen icon…
    The Floridian Lapidary favors bold stones with minimal metal embellishments to distract from them…
    The exquisitely enigmatic gem shows its range in new designs…
    A timeless gem is refreshed with extraordinary hues…
    The New York–based jeweler prides himself on his nontraditional approach to jewelry design…
    Photo by Emanuele Marietti
    A fresh wave of jewelry elegantly emulates coastal flora and fauna…
    A new jewelry collection reveals African roots with refined designs…