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Is a blue diamond more expensive than a white diamond?

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Blue diamonds are rarer and more expensive than white diamonds, according to How Stuff Works. Less than 1 percent of all diamonds are blue and they are rarely put up for sale.

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The blue hue comes from boron atoms intermixed with the carbon atoms that makeup the diamonds. In April 2013, a blue diamond broke the world record for the price of a diamond per carat after it fetched $1.8 million per carat at an auction. The previous record was for $1.68 million per carat. Later, in Nov. 2013, the blue diamond’s record was broken by an even rarer pink diamond.

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