People love colorful items as much as they love their surroundings, that offer them with many distinguished colors. In short, colors are the essence of life. Imagine a world that just contains white and black colors or shades of grey only. It is almost impossible to survive in such a world. Though there are many options in the different gemstones such as sapphire and emeralds, there was not much choice in the color of diamonds until a few years back.
While the naturally formed diamonds come in very small range of color, the man made synthetic diamonds can produce any color imaginable. The natural diamonds are either crystal clear or different shades of white. Apart from these two, the natural diamonds are available in blue, green, shades of red and pink, orange and black.
There is no such restriction when you opt for a synthetic diamond. The natural process has it that an element of a different chemical (something other than the carbon) if mixed with the crystal, gives rise to different shades. The same fundamental principle is employed in the lab made diamonds too. As these are in the hands of humans, they can get any chemical into the artificial crystal to produce the desired color.
Synthetic diamonds do not take more than a few weeks to get the properties of the natural diamond and are cheaper too. The synthetic diamonds are almost a replica of the natural diamonds and one cannot identify the high quality lab made crystals from the natural. It takes high tech equipment to identify and relate the diamonds to their origin.
Apart from the process of inducing any chemical, the lab made diamonds are also colored by subjecting it to different types of radiation. These diamonds can be used as the natural ones and adds a value to your jewelry collection. However, for the person who is serious about diamonds, the synthetic diamonds do not appeal. They always go for the natural diamonds as the synthetic diamonds do not have any resale value. It is also mandatory to get a certificate from the vendor about the diamond, in case you are buying a colored diamond. This certificate gives all the details and should be in accordance with the US laws related to the diamond sales.
For natural diamonds, it becomes very high priced when it comes to colored diamonds. Apart from the clarity when you look for a colored diamond without compensating on the clarity, you will have to pay a fortune to get the color of your choice. For example, the pink diamonds are very costly as they are rare. There is no such problem in the case of synthetic diamonds. You can opt for more colors while spending less.