This extraordinarily rare 2.14-carat chameleon diamond possesses the remarkable ability to change colors. The pear-shaped brilliant-cut jewel displays a certified fancy dark gray-yellowish green color when viewed in normal conditions. When the diamond is left in darkness or gently heated, however, the stone temporarily transforms and radiates with a golden green-yellow hue. The only natural colored diamonds with color-change abilities, chameleon diamonds such as this are both rare and highly sought after.
Scientifically, there is no certain cause for the color-change phenomenon seen in chameleon diamonds, but it is believed to be due, in part, to the reaction between the diamond's hydrogen and isolated nitrogen atoms interacting when "excited" by increased temperatures and changes in UV light rays. This fascinating process cannot be duplicated, and there exists no known treatment to cause the chameleon effect in other stones. A true natural wonder, this diamond is one of the few of this size and quality found on the market.
The gemstone is certified by the Gemological Institute of America to be natural with even color distribution and VVS2 clarity. It is set in 18K rose gold with two GIA-certified very light pink diamonds totaling 0.67 carat.Download the GIA CertificationClick here to view a video of this item.