Deep Brownish Greenish Yellow
Radiant Cut Diamond-Chameleon
showing the color change
the diamond is showing a lot of it's greenish tint-The next few photos were
taken of the diamond when we just unwrapped it after being kept in the dark.
I have always been intrigued by chameleon diamonds.
The first time I saw one,
the dealer who had it was trying to sell it to me.
When I asked about how to
see the thing change color, he told me I needed to heat the diamond to see it
Well, at that point, it was still his diamond.
Smarty pants, I said- If you want me to buy it, heat it up- but it's yours , I
take no responsibility.
I had honestly not heated a diamond before
He agreed, and took the diamond scoop from my desk, and a bic
lighter from his pocket.
He asked me to hold the metal diamond scoop with a
tweezers. Then he put the diamond on the scoop, and heated it from below with
I'm talking about 20-30 seconds of holding the bic- till his finger
started to burn.
At that point, the diamond is lethal. Diamonds are
excellent at transmitting heat. If you were to touch it at that point you'd have
a serious burn.
Diamonds are routinely handled with tweezers anyway, so
that's how he picked it up.
The transformation was dramatic- and only lasted
less than a minute.
Just as the diamond can carry a lot of heat, it sheds it
The other "trigger" for the color change is
exposure to light.
That would mean that after the diamond was kept in the
dark for a period of time( let's say overnight) it would be at one end of it's
If you don't want to risk burning the diamond, keep this chameleon in a dark box overnight, and in the
morning it will have achieved maximum darkness.
I believe that this
particular Chameleon gets a brighter burnt orange color when heated- and looks
kind of greenish yellow if it's been kept from the light.
Looking at this, you will notice flashes of many colors.
If you thought it was a flashback from those wild college days, I'd remind you that it's possible to have a lot of fun without artificial stimulation.
case, I was wearing a red shirt on the day a few of these photos were taken,
including the one above, and the one below.
It's a lovely rectangle, almost square. The stone has great brilliance.
had to make one comment, I'd say it's not the largest looking 1.01carat diamond-
but there's great color and the price is quite attractive for a 1.00carat stone.
terms of clarity- it's an SI2- and a really great one- from our standpoint. It's
just about impossible to see the imperfection from the top- even with the loupe.
Once the imperfection will be totally hidden. The diamond is totally eye clean.
color change video.
ITEM #: R2811
Radiant Cut Diamond, Loose
SHAPE: Radiant Cut
COLOR: Fancy Deep Brownish Greenish Yellow CHAMELEON
MEASUREMENTS: 5.65 x 5.11 x 3.84 mm
TOTAL DEPTH: 75.1%
TABLE SIZE: 58%
FLUORESCENCE: STRONG YELLOW
GIA REPORT #: 16255560
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