FUN FACTS ABOUT ORANGE DIAMONDS

 

When you think of a diamond, the first thing that comes to mind is undoubtedly a clear, brilliant stone. While colorless diamonds are the most popular diamonds, orange diamonds are also highly sought-after. Here's an overview of orange diamonds for those who want more information!

 

  • Most orange diamonds come from Australia's Argyle mine or South Africa.

 

  • Natural orange diamonds, also known as fire diamonds, range from vibrant orange to warm and mellow amber.

 

  • A pure orange diamond, with no overtone colors, is among the rarest stones that exist. Natural orange diamonds are the fifth rarest hue, after red, violet, pink and blue.

 

  • The orange color comes from the presence of nitrogen, which is also responsible for the color in yellow diamonds.

 

  • According to the NIDCA, the nitrogen atoms are positioned in a highly specialised manner as the orange diamond forms. When placed in this formation, they take on an orangish tinge because they absorb blue and some yellow light.

 

  • Instead of being labeled an orange diamond, a stone that is less than 25% orange is "orangy."

 

  • There is a limited market for orange diamonds, but there are plenty of orangy diamonds available.

 

  • The cost of orange diamonds is largely determined by the intensity of their hue.

 

  • A pure fancy vivid orange diamond or vivid orange with a slight yellowish tone (i.e. vivid yellowish orange diamond) is sometimes called a "pumpkin diamond".

 

  • Only a few fancy vivid orange diamonds sold at auction, and all of them weighed under 6 carats until 2015.

 

  • A 14.82-carat fancy vivid diamond with VS1 clarity, dubbed The Orange, shattered records when it sold at Christie's Geneva for $31,705 per carat in March 2015.

 

  • Christie's forecasted that The Orange would sell for between $17 million and $20 million, but the breathtaking stone far exceeded those expectations, bringing in a staggering $35.5 million.