Colorless diamonds are often what we picture when we think of the stone. The diamond color scale has twenty-three color grades, ranging from fancy yellow to colorless. Colorless diamonds are incredibly valuable and make striking additions to any piece of jewelry.
The Origins and Meaning of Diamonds
Diamonds are the hardest material on Earth. They form about one hundred miles beneath the surface when high temperatures and pressure act on carbon. Diamonds are fifty-eight times harder than any other natural material; the only object hard enough to scratch a diamond is another diamond. Colorless diamonds are the highest grade and the rarest type.
The ancient Greeks called diamonds adamas, meaning “unconquerable.” Greek mythology discusses diamonds as stones worn by the gods. They were considered precious and invincible. In a Greek myth, the powerful Titan, Prometheus, was chained to a rock with adamantine — diamond — chains.
In medieval Europe, many people called diamonds “tears of gods” and brought them into battle as talismans. Throughout history, diamonds kept their association with strength. Diamonds were also thought to represent power, safety, and eternal life.
It is believed that associations with strength and invincibility made diamonds popular choices for engagement rings and wedding bands. These rings symbolize love that lasts forever. In 1939, De Beers launched a campaign to increase the sale of diamonds with the tagline, “A diamond is forever.” This marketing campaign is widely regarded as the reason why diamond engagement rings are popular today.
Custom Diamond Jewelry With The Intrepid Wendell
A colorless diamond ring is a classic and elegant engagement ring. Given their eye-catching appearance and rarity, colorless diamonds are ideal gemstones for all types of jewelry. Choose these stones for tennis bracelets, pendant necklaces, drop earrings, and many other pieces.
Collaborate with our passionate designers to conceptualize your bespoke design. Our skilled artisans will make your vision a reality using the finest materials. In-house GIA-certified gemologists test every stone to verify its quality. When you choose a colorless diamond from The Intrepid Wendell for your design, you can be certain that your stone is the rarest and highest grade available.
Design Luxury Diamond Jewelry for Your Collection or Loved One
The Intrepid Wendell can create stunning bespoke pieces with colorless diamonds. Whether you want a classic engagement ring or a valuable diamond necklace, our designers and artisans will bring your vision to life. Contact us today to start the design process.Design With Us Today