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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PP14-27

pear 3.06 color only

fancy vivid pinkish orange

5161615723

PP16-20

round 2.02 SI2

fancy deep yellowish orange

5176744746

PP13-4

round 2.02 color only

fancy deep brownish orange

2146006153

CM16-3

cushion 1.53 SI1

fancy brown-orange

2175517570

PRC-11-12

pear 1.20 SI2

fancy vivid yellowish orange

2135444507

MP11-2

oval 1.05 SI2

fancy deep brownish orange

1122994004

PP15-11

heart 1.04 SI1

fancy intense yellow orange

1172082083

BPP14-2

heart 1.04 I1

fancy vivid yellowish orange

5151331588

PP14-24

oval 1.03 SI2

fancy vivid yellow orange

1152822635

PP13-9

round 1.01 I1

fancy deep brownish yellowish orange

2146112286

P11-A-34

radiant 1.01 VS1

fancy brown-orange

2135138907

PP16-23

heart 1.00 SI1

fancy deep yellow orange

2173660909

PP16-17

heart 1.00 SI1

fancy deep yellow orange

2171660897

PP16-16

pear 1.00 I1

fancy vivid yellow orange

1172590575

PP15-29

cushion 0.95 SI1

fancy deep yellowish orange

5186391649

B9-4-1

marquise 0.90 color only

fancy vivid yellow orange

5111430287

PP15-28

heart 0.85 SI1

fancy vivid yellowish orange

2175150447

PP14-35

pear 0.75 I1

fancy vivid yellowish orange

5176612041

PP12-27

pear 0.73 SI1

fancy vivid yellow orange

1152117449

PP16-15

radiant 0.72 color only

fancy vivid yellow orange

6177621698

PP17-2

Pear 0.71 SI1

fancy vivid yellowish orange

1186699362

P10-G-59

oval 0.71 SI1

fancy brown-orange

5121771496

PP16-14

radiant 0.70 VS2

fancy vivid yellowish orange

2161508071

HK16-N-7

Heart 0.68 SI1

fancy deep brown-orange

2236991754

PP16-13

pear 0.57 color only

fancy vivid yellow orange

5171622539

PP15-42

pear 0.51 SI1

fancy intense yellowish orange

5171254158

PP15-31

radiant 0.39 VS2

fancy intense yellowish orange

6173103224

B10-4-6

cushion 0.36 SI1

fancy deep brownish pinkish orange

6127925546

HK11-A-12

cushion 0.35 SI2

fancy deep brownish pinkish orange

2145168624

HK11-A-44

cushion 0.35 VS1

fancy deep brownish pinkish orange

2145168418

PP14-36

oval 0.33 I1

fancy vivid yellowish orange

5156509801

HK11-A-21

cushion 0.33 VS2

fancy brown-orange

5141168163

HK11-A-90

cushion 0.22 VS2

fancy brown-orange

1142168121

HK11-A-83

radiant 0.18 I1

fancy deep brownish pinkish orange

2145168126

HK16-J-38

pear 0.16 I2

fancy intense yellowish orange

5233107157