Celestial Brilliance: All About Blue Diamonds

Celestial Brilliance: All About Blue Diamonds

by DIDIER DUBOT . on Mar 24, 2023

Blue diamonds have long captivated our imaginations with their unparalleled beauty and rarity. These exquisite gems, formed deep within the earth over millions of years, are known for their stunning blue hue and otherworldly brilliance.

Throughout history, blue diamonds have been prized by royalty, celebrities, and jewelry lovers alike, and have come to symbolize strength, faith, and loyalty. Below we will delve into the fascinating world of blue diamonds, exploring their history and symbolism. Join us as we uncover the magic of these breathtaking gems!


What Are Blue Diamonds?

White or colorless stones may be the first image that comes to mind when you think of diamonds, but the treasured gems are actually available in almost every color of the rainbow.

Blue diamonds in particular are one of the most coveted varieties in the world. Unlike other colored diamonds, which receive their hue from nitrogen or structural anomalies, the color of blue diamonds comes from the presence of boron. The metalloid element has unusual oceanic origins; it’s derived from ancient ocean floors that are sometimes shifted into the earth’s mantle via tectonic plates.

Boron is usually found closer to the earth’s surface within organic entities such as soil and plants. It is uncommon in the earth’s mantle, where diamonds are formed, which in turn makes blue diamonds incredibly rare. They can only be found in a few spots around the world, including South Africa, Western Australia, and India. All of these unique characteristics make blue diamonds highly sought after across the globe.


How Do Blue Diamonds Get Their Color?



During the growth process, boron atoms replace carbon atoms in the crystal lattice structure within the diamond. The boron absorbs red, yellow, and green light and reflects blue light, which creates the resplendent color blue diamonds are known for. The intensity of the hue is determined by the amount of boron present in the diamond. The higher the concentration is, the more vibrant the blue color will be.


The Symbolism Of Blue Diamonds

As the hardest gemstone on the planet, diamonds of all colors have long been associated with strength and eternal love. Blue diamonds especially have become symbols of eternity, devotion, faith, and trust.

They’re also considered a stone of peace, honesty, and spirituality. Blue diamonds are said to prevent miscommunication, helping wearers avoid unnecessary conflict.

Rich in symbolism and allure, blue diamonds make excellent tokens of all kinds of affection, from romantic and platonic to self-love.


Famous Blue Diamonds

Many blue diamonds have long and illustrious histories, and are still shining today. Here are some of the world’s most famous blue diamonds:


  • The Hope Diamond. Perhaps the most famous blue diamond in the world, the Hope Diamond is a 45.52-carat diamond that is believed to have been discovered in India. It has a long and colorful history and is now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
  • The Blue Moon of Josephine. This 12.03-carat blue diamond was named after the daughter of King Gustav III of Sweden, and is one one of the largest and most valuable blue diamonds in the world. It was last seen at a Geneva auction in 2015, where it was sold for $48.5 million.
  • The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond. Originally part of the Bavarian Crown Jewels collection, this 31.06-carat blue diamond was sold to a private collector in 2008 for an undisclosed sum.
  • The Tereschenko Diamond. This gorgeous 42.92-carat blue diamond lived through the Russian revolution. Once owned by the Tereschenko family, one of the wealthiest families in pre-revolutionary Russia, it was sold at an auction in Geneva in 1984 for $4.6 million.
  • The Burton-Taylor Diamond. Elizabeth Taylor owned several blue diamonds during her lifetime, but this 69.42 carat pear-shaped beauty was the most famous one. Purchased by Richard Burton in 1969, the diamond was shortly named after its new owners. After Taylor's death in 2011, the diamond was auctioned at Christie's for $50 million, setting a new world record for the price of a diamond sold at auction.

Blue Diamonds In The Mon Paris Collection

Inspired by the one-of-a-kind atmosphere of Paris, the pieces of the Mon Paris collection are defined by the Mon Paris Étoile. We believe that the rare origins, captivating scintillation, and striking hue of blue diamonds make them the perfect choice as the collection’s core stone. Embody exceptional elegance with our blue Mon Paris pieces!






Writer: Maria Polansky


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