Orange diamonds

basic facts

Orange Diamonds usually come in many color intensities and in color combinations. You can choose from the vivid yellowish orange to the deep brown orange and hues go into brown, orange or pinkish. Pure orange diamonds are rare and rather expensive. If the stone’s color is less than 25% orange it will be called ‘orangy’ refering it as secondary color. Most orange diamonds are found in various sub saharan african countries.

The color in orange diamonds is caused by structural irregularities in combination with the presence of trace elements like nitrogen. in this arrangement they absorb blue light, thus producing an orange appearance.

investing in natural fancy colored orange diamonds

The cost and desirability of orange diamonds depends largely on the intensity of their hue. The more pure the orange, the more expensive the diamond and more interesting to investors. Orange diamonds also look beautifull and luxurious in jewelry, when combined with white diamonds, so why not buy a pure orange diamond as investment, and wear it in a high class jewel, while over time it will only increase in value.

famous orange diamonds

There is only one really big orange diamond that really stands out. It is refered to as ‘The Orange’. a pear shaped 14.82 carat, fancy vivid diamond with VS1 quality which was sold at Christie’s for 35.5 million US dollars.

Second in line comes another renowned fancy vivid orange diamond, the 5.54 carat “Pumpkin,” which was worn by Halle Berry at the 2002 Academy Awards. It has its name because it was bought one day before haloween.

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PP18-1

Marquise 4.04 VS2

fancy deep brownish yellowish orange

1196415766

price on request

PP14-27

pear 3.06 color only

fancy vivid pinkish orange

5161615723

price on request

2018258

Heart 2.49 SI2

fancy deep brown-orange

1309755253

retail price $39,840 (VAT excl.)

PP16-20

round 2.02 SI2

fancy deep yellowish orange

5176744746

price on request

PP13-4

round 2.02 color only

fancy deep brownish orange

2146006153

price on request

CM16-3

cushion 1.53 SI1

fancy brown-orange

2175517570

retail price $13,770 (VAT excl.)

PRC-11-12

pear 1.20 SI2

fancy vivid yellowish orange

2135444507

price on request

PP16-28

Pear 1.14 color only

fancy deep brownish orange

6177690217

retail price $21,660 (VAT excl.)

MP11-2

oval 1.05 SI2

fancy deep brownish orange

1122994004

retail price $31,500 (VAT excl.)

PP15-11

heart 1.04 SI1

fancy intense yellow orange

1172082083

price on request

BPP14-2

heart 1.04 I1

fancy vivid yellowish orange

5151331588

price on request

PP14-24

oval 1.03 SI2

fancy vivid yellow orange

1152822635

price on request

PP13-9

round 1.01 I1

fancy deep brownish yellowish orange

2146112286

retail price $18,180 (VAT excl.)

P11-A-34

radiant 1.01 VS1

fancy brown-orange

2135138907

retail price $25,250 (VAT excl.)

201674

Pear 1.01 SI2

fancy deep brownish orange

7248097855

retail price $17,776 (VAT excl.)

2018240

Pear 1.01 SI2

fancy deep yellowish orange

1309219379

retail price $18,180 (VAT excl.)

PP16-23

heart 1.00 SI1

fancy deep yellow orange

2173660909

retail price $36,000 (VAT excl.)

PP16-17

heart 1.00 SI1

fancy deep yellow orange

2171660897

price on request

PP16-16

pear 1.00 I1

fancy vivid yellow orange

1172590575

price on request

PP15-29

cushion 0.95 SI1

fancy deep yellowish orange

5186391649

price on request

B9-4-1

marquise 0.90 color only

fancy vivid yellow orange

5111430287

retail price $21,060 (VAT excl.)

PP15-28

heart 0.85 SI1

fancy vivid yellowish orange

2175150447

price on request

POS18-3-1

Cut-Cornered Rectangular 0.78 I1

fancy deep brownish yellowish orange

2284412682

retail price $12,480 (VAT excl.)

PP14-35

pear 0.75 I1

fancy vivid yellowish orange

5176612041

price on request

PP12-27

pear 0.73 SI1

fancy vivid yellow orange

1152117449

retail price $26,280 (VAT excl.)

PP16-15

radiant 0.72 color only

fancy vivid yellow orange

6177621698

retail price $25,920 (VAT excl.)

PP17-2

Pear 0.71 SI1

fancy vivid yellowish orange

1186699362

price on request

P10-G-59

oval 0.71 SI1

fancy brown-orange

5121771496

retail price $11,644 (VAT excl.)

PP16-14

radiant 0.70 VS2

fancy vivid yellowish orange

2161508071

price on request

2018219

Round 0.70 SI1

fancy deep brownish yellowish orange

2306525963

retail price $3,500 (VAT excl.)

HK16-N-7

Heart 0.68 SI1

fancy deep brown-orange

2236991754

retail price $2,176 (VAT excl.)

34

oval 0.63

fancy intense yellow-orange

1146517977

retail price $8,770 (VAT excl.)

2018222

Pear 0.60 SI1

fancy deep yellowish orange

5306526005

retail price $7,200 (VAT excl.)

442

Cut-Cornered Square 0.58 SI2

fancy yellow-orange

5203048083

retail price $6,960 (VAT excl.)

PP16-13

pear 0.57 color only

fancy vivid yellow orange

5171622539

retail price $20,520 (VAT excl.)

556

Oval 0.57 SI2

fancy deep yellowish orange

6212488105

retail price $6,840 (VAT excl.)

702

Heart Mixed Cut 0.56 I1

fancy yellow-orange

5216743574

retail price $9,408 (VAT excl.)

2018238

Round-Cornered Square Step C 0.56 SI1

fancy vivid yellowish orange

2296316146

retail price $5,600 (VAT excl.)

P10-A-100

Cushion 0.55 SI1

fancy deep pinkish orange

IGI-M2E54792

retail price $6,600 (VAT excl.)

2018275

Round-Cornered Square Step C 0.53 VS2

fancy intense yellow-orange

2317517001

retail price $5,300 (VAT excl.)

PP15-42

pear 0.51 SI1

fancy intense yellowish orange

5171254158

retail price $25,500 (VAT excl.)

201926042

Oval 0.47 VS1

fancy vivid yellowish orange

6193910606

retail price $16,920 (VAT excl.)

DENP18-3-1

cushion 0.44 color only

fancy vivid yellowish orange

7281400948

retail price $13,200 (VAT excl.)

PP15-31

radiant 0.39 VS2

fancy intense yellowish orange

6173103224

retail price $12,714 (VAT excl.)

B10-4-6

cushion 0.36 SI1

fancy deep brownish pinkish orange

6127925546

retail price $4,536 (VAT excl.)

HK11-A-12

cushion 0.35 SI2

fancy deep brownish pinkish orange

2145168624

retail price $8,400 (VAT excl.)

130

Round 0.35 SI1

fancy intense yellowish orange

5176124440

retail price $7,700 (VAT excl.)

279

Oval 0.34 VS2

fancy vivid yellowish orange

1189217989

retail price $21,692 (VAT excl.)

PP14-36

oval 0.33 I1

fancy vivid yellowish orange

5156509801

retail price $23,100 (VAT excl.)

HK11-A-21

cushion 0.33 VS2

fancy brown-orange

5141168163

retail price $1,650 (VAT excl.)

321

Cut-Cornered Square 0.32 I1

fancy intense yellow-orange

2207513140

retail price $3,520 (VAT excl.)

169

Round 0.26 SI1

fancy intense yellowish orange

7218142865

retail price $13,104 (VAT excl.)

HK11-A-90

cushion 0.22 VS2

fancy brown-orange

1142168121

retail price $792 (VAT excl.)

HK11-A-83

radiant 0.18 I1

fancy deep brownish pinkish orange

2145168126

retail price $1,260 (VAT excl.)

HK16-J-38

pear 0.16 I2

fancy intense yellowish orange

5233107157

retail price $1,120 (VAT excl.)