Our Color Range
Here at LOTUS COLORS, INC., we have spent many years refining our various diamond enhancement processes. The result is that we now have supreme control of the shades produced, and can create diamonds of every color of the rainbow, to suit every taste and occasion.
Our blue diamonds are our most popular sellers, perhaps due to their particularly elegant appearance. They are the perfect complement to white diamonds, and are often ordered to create bespoke engagement rings. Using the irradiation process, we have created four different shades of blue diamond; Aqua Blue, Sky Blue, Ocean Blue and Royal Blue. Because Aqua Blue is the lightest and clearest, it tends to be our most expensive.
Tips on buying – When it comes to choosing a blue diamond, you should beware of any greenish shades. Any underlying greenish tones reduce the value of a blue diamond. Feathers can be seen quite clearly in any blue diamond, so the higher the clarity the better.
Our Stock – We carry blue diamonds in four shades Aqua Blue, Sky Blue, Ocean Blue, & Royal Blue and are available in Rounds and Princes’ cuts. Our Rounds vary from 0.01 ct to 5 cts, and the Princes from 0.03 ct to 3.5 cts. We also carry Pears, Marquises, Ovals, Radiants, Cushions, Asschers & Emerald cuts from 0.50 cts upwards. Our blue diamonds are priced at six different quality levels, and are graded on the basis of color and clarity.
Our green diamonds come in four shades; Forest Green, Emerald Green, Ice Green & Pine Green. They work beautifully well with green eyes, and tend to complement those with an olive skin tone. As is the case with most COLORed DIAMONDS, the lighter shades are made using the clearest diamonds and are the most expensive. As with blue diamonds, green diamonds are created using the irradiation process only.
Tips on buying – Green diamonds are usually found with undertones of yellow or blue and too much of these undertones are not desirable. We manufacture all of our green diamonds to come with the perfect balance of greenish and yellowish undertones. Too much yellow undertones will create a yellow stone, but the perfect balance heightens the brightness of a green stone.
Our stock – We carry green diamonds in three shades Pine Green, Ice Green, Emerald Green & Forest Green and are available in Rounds, Princes’ cuts and various special shapes. Our Rounds vary from 0.01 ct to 3.5 cts, while our Princes’ vary from 0.03 ct to 3.5 cts. We also carry Pears, Marquises, Ovals, Radiants, Cushions, Asschers & Emerald cuts from 0.50 cts upwards. Our green diamonds are priced at five different quality levels, and are graded on the basis of color and clarity.
Our yellow diamonds come in just two shades; Canary Yellow and Golden Yellow. Canary Yellow is slightly brighter, while golden yellow comes with warmer undertones. Yellow diamonds are particularly popular as they go well with both white and yellow gold. They also work as a wonderful counterpoint to white diamond itself.
Tips on buying – Yellow diamonds can come with undertones of green, brown or orange. None of these are particularly desirable; our aim is to create a diamond of the purest yellow possible. In order to do this, we use both the irradiation and HPHT processes. Because the HPHT process is quite difficult to carry out, our HPHT yellow diamonds are on the more expensive side of our price range. Also, black inclusions can easily be seen in a yellow diamond thereby these inclusions should be avoided.
Our Stock – Our yellow diamonds come in two shades Canary Yellow & Golden Yellow and are available in Rounds, Princes’ cuts and also various special cuts. Our Rounds vary from 0.01 ct to 5 cts, while our Princes’ cuts vary from 0.03 ct to 3.5 cts. We also carry Pears, Marquises, Ovals, Radiants, Cushions, Asschers & Emerald cuts from 0.50 cts upwards. Our yellow diamonds are divided into five different quality levels, priced accordingly, and are graded according to color and clarity.
Purples and pinks are some of our most asked- for colors but they are the most difficult to achieve. When we color enhance a thousand carats of the blues, greens, yellows and oranges we only achieve perhaps 2-3 carats of pinks and purples. Very few diamonds have the latent ability to turn pink or purple when irradiated or enhanced using HPHT, and even then most of them come in the more purplish shades which are less desirable and worth less than pinks.
Our four shades of purple/pink vary from Ice Pink to Purple, with Ice Pink being the only one made using the coating process rather than the irradiation and HPHT processes. The Ice Pinks are a purer and brighter pink, whereas the irradiated and HPHT-treated pinks are more intense with purplish undertones.
Tips on Buying – Pinks & Purples come in a range of shades having undertones of red, orange & brown. These undertones are not desirable and are at best avoided. The scarce availability of Rose Pinks makes them more expensive than the Purples.
Our Stock – Our purple and pink irradiated diamonds come in Rounds of between 0.01 ct and 1.75 cts, and they come in a price range of five different qualities. They are rarely found in other fancy shapes.
In order to overcome the shortfall in supply we also use a coating process to make pinks. Our coated Ice Pink Diamonds come in Rounds, Princess cuts and various special shapes. We carry Rounds from 0.01 cts to 3.5 cts, and Princes’ cuts from 0.03 cts to 2.50 cts. We also carry Pears, Marquises, Ovals, Radiants, Cushions, Asschers & Emerald cuts from 0.50 cts upwards in coated Ice Pink Diamonds.
Our orange and red diamonds come in only one shade each; Orangish Cognac and Reddish Cognac. They go particularly well with gold, and look very much like their natural counterparts. Reddish Cognac is basically a more intense reddish shade of Orangish Cognac.
Tips on buying – Red & Orange diamonds can come with undertones of brown and black. None of these undertones are particularly desirable; our aim is to create a diamond of the purest color possible. A lot of diamonds become blackish when we are making the reddish cognace and this low yield makes the Reddish Cognacs more expensive than the Orangish Cognacs.
Our stock – We carry Reddish Cognac and Orangish Cognac Diamonds in Rounds, varying from 0.01 ct to 2.5 cts. They are priced at four different quality levels depending on clarity and brightness of color.
Despite their relative cheapness, black diamonds remain incredibly popular. Although almost any diamond can be turned black (clarity not being an issue), the result is a gem which is still brighter and more reflective than any other black gemstone. They are just as beautiful when set with either silver or gold, and make a wonderfully dramatic counterpoint to white diamonds.
Tips on Buying – Black diamonds are the easiest COLORed DIAMONDS to buy as they do not come in different shades. The main clarity characteristics of Black Diamonds are broken girdles or open cavities on the surface. It is the presence or absence of these surface inclusions that help you determine the price.
Our Stock – We carry black diamonds in Rounds from 0.01 cts to 10 cts and Princess cuts from 0.10 cts to 5 cts. We also carry Pears, Marquises, Ovals, Radiants, Cushions & Emerald cuts from 1 ct upwards. We carry three different qualities graded based on the presence or absence of surface inclusions.