A natural fancy white diamond is one of the more unusual fancy coloured diamonds and like black diamonds does not have an intensity grade being simply known as fancy white. A fancy white diamond will often be opaque due to very heavy cloudyness that creates a pearlescenct apprearance in the diamond. Generally with a snow white appearance they are not a commonly recognised diamond and can be quite difficult to aquire.
What makes a fancy white diamond?
There are many different causes to how diamonds can become coloured. What makes a diamond become a fancy white is not due to foreign elements or structural manipulation but from a high concentration of tiny inclusions distributed throughout the whole diamond causing it to loose transparency and take on a fancy pearl milkiness.
Selecting a fancy white Diamond
With a single colour grading fancy white diamonds will still vary in their depth of opacity and how other colours may appear. A fancy white diamond will still refract a certain amount of light that will produce colours with an opal like appearance as well as in rare cases white diamonds can have secondary fancy colours that will throw a permanent hue into the diamond like yellow, grey or champagne.