Let me explain.
There are four ways to get a blue diamond.
- Buy a natural blue diamond (not really an option, they are too expensive)
- Have a diamond irradiated (a treatment), the end result never looks natural to me.
- Have a diamond coated, I have done this in the past will do up a post on it.
- Turn a natural diamond blue through HPHT
While HPHT is considered a treatment, the result of the process is permanent and looks much more authentic than diamonds that are irradiated.
As part of my quest I will do several articles on the types of diamonds, the HPHT process, some lab equipment and hopefully I can get some experts in the field to provide some technical content as well.