Gunderson’s is an active member of the NCDIA, a non-profit, membership-based organization with multi-national members including mining companies, diamond and jewelry manufacturers, designers and retailers.
The NCDIA’s mission is to train, enlighten and educate the global community about natural color diamonds. Founded in 2003, NCDIA conducts dozens of programs each year from in stores to online programs. Today, NCDIA is expertly positioned to serve as an educational authority for natural color diamonds and to help expand the market for the broad spectrum of natural color diamonds available.
Its All About Color
Natural color diamonds are true miracles of nature, formed deep within the Earth millions of years ago. Now, having found their way to the surface, they are visible for all of us to see. These gems are rare and renowned for their beauty, encompassing a wonderful palate of color including pinks, champagnes, cognacs, yellows, greens and blues, oranges and even reds.
Strength Of Color
The strength of color is one of the most important factors in determining the value of a natural color diamond. The value of a natural color diamond increases with the intensity of the most prominent color within the diamond. In an attempt to bring some uniformity to the industry description of natural color diamonds, gem analysis laboratories have developed the fancy color diamond color scale to classify the strength or intensity of a diamond’s color.
Diamonds have been discovered in every color of the rainbow, from the rare brown and yellow to the rarest red and purple diamonds. Colored diamonds have a different grading scale than colorless. The three attributes that affect colored diamonds are: the rarity of color, the intensity of color, and the size of the stone. Gunderson’s offers a selection of colored diamonds.
Virtually every color, shade and hue the mind can imagine, nature has created within a marvelous natural color diamond. The
range of color varieties is almost inexhaustible. The NCDIA is committed to present, on a continuing basis, the full range of color
categories expressed by these wonderful natural creations.