Best Answer

Exposure to radiation can cause color changes in diamonds through a process called "radiation annealing". This occurs when the crystal lattice structure of the diamond is altered by the radiation, causing the color to change. For example, exposure to high levels of radiation can turn a diamond from yellow to green, while lower levels of radiation can turn it blue. The exact color change depends on the type and intensity of radiation, as well as other factors like the diamond's composition and impurities.

User Avatar


3mo ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

When a natural -- not man-made diamond -- is radiated, the crystals containing trace amounts of minerals other than carbon, the natural, latent colour of the stone is enhanced.

Whenever a diamond is radiated, it is imperative that this process be documented, so that any potential buyer understands where the diamond 'got its colour'. A gemologist can determine whether or not a diamond has been irradiated and its colour, therefore, enhanced.

Intensely coloured diamonds are generally more valuable than diamonds with less prominent colours. As well, naturally coloured diamonds are more valuable than diamonds that have been enhanced.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How color of diamond can change by radiation?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is the name of the chemical that changes the color of a diamond?

People who want to change the colour of a diamond use radiation, not a chemical.

Can the color of a diamond change over time?

No natural diamond will change colour.

How can you change your poketch's color on Pokemon diamond?

You cannot

Can minerals change into other colors?

Mineral change color because of heat, light, or radiation

How do you change a Pokemon's color in Diamond- pearl?

I'm sorry but its impossible

What color light does a yellow shirt reflect?

It reflects a radiation of b radiation which is a color green.

Do diamond accents change color?

Diamonds don't change colour; diamonds reflect a rainbow of colours, depending on the light. Stones that change colour are not diamonds, and if they are used as accents in a piece of diamond jewelery, they simply enhance the charm of the piece.

Can a diamond change color?

A diamond reflects whatever light is available, and a diamond is cut to reflect the full spectrum of colour. As well, some diamonds may have a phosphorous 'afterglow' once a light source has been removed. But a diamond will not appear blue in direct sunlight and brown in artificial light. In that sense, a diamond will not change colour.

How do you get a diamond color enhanced?

You can get a diamond color enhanced through coating or polishing.

How do you change a color of a diamond pipe in tekkit?

You can't. By attaching new pipes to the diamond pipe you will see new connections appear with different colours on them. You don't need to change the colour, just enter the GUI and change where the item is routed to instead.

Changing your outfit in Pokemon diamond?

I'm sorry but that is kind of impossible. You can change your trainer card color though..

Which one conduction convection or radiation is affected by color?