Friday, 30 December 2016

Orange Diamonds

The largest fancy-vivid orange diamond known to exist sold for 32.6 million Swiss francs ($36 million) at Christie’s International in Geneva in late 2013.

The 14.82-carat pear-shaped stone’s price was about $2.4 million per carat, this was a per-carat record for any colored diamond at a public sale. The gem also set a record for an orange diamond of its type.
Light Orange, Fancy, Fancy Intense Orange, Fancy Vivid Orange and Fancy Deep Orange
A 4.08-Carat Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond Ring blew past it's US$1.6 – 1.8 million estimate at Sotheby's Hong Kong auction in April 2016, bringing $ 2.3m

The 'Mandarin Orange' is a 4.19-Carat Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond. It sold for $2.9 million in 2011.

Orange Diamonds may contain a brown, yellow or pinkish modifying color.
The majority of diamonds contain some nitrogen. In orange diamonds the nitrogen atoms have grouped themselves in a very specific way. This happens during and right after the diamond is formed. Nitrogen arrangements absorb light in the blue and yellow region of the spectrum producing an orange color.
The strength of colour is one of the most important factors in determining the value of a natural color diamond. The value increases exponentially with the intensity of the most prominent colour within the diamond. Pure Orange diamonds are impossibly rare.
The Pumpkin Diamond is 5.54 carats and rated as Fancy Vivid Orange by the GIA. Halle Berry wore the ring to the 2002 Oscars where she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster's Ball. The popularity of orange diamonds zoomed.


2.00-carat, fancy vivid orange, heart-shaped Lady Orquidea Diamond
50.34 carat marquise-shaped Natural Fancy Deep Brown-Orange diamond. $ 1.1m.

Fancy Vivid Orange Yellow & Fancy Brown Orange Pink IF Pear Shape Diamond TW 10.62cts.