Natural Fancy Orange Diamonds
Orange diamonds are one of the most vibrant coloured diamonds.Fancy Intense Orange and Fancy Vivid Orange are extremely rare and these exquisite diamonds are very popular with collectors.
Orange diamonds usually come with modifiers (secondary colours) such as yellow, brown and pink and can drastically increase the visual appearance of the diamond. Colour modifiers help create a very unique and interesting orange diamond, however the more pure the colour, the more rare the diamond.
Cut to Maximise Colour
Coloured diamonds are cut to maximise the colour, not the clarity, and most inclusions are hidden by the saturation of colour within a diamond. Value is based on colour factors such as hue, intensity and tone. Hue is the basic colour of the diamond, intensity is the degree to which the colour is present and tone is the range from light to dark colour. A grading scale separates the tone or depth of colour progressively.
Orange Diamonds and Clarity
Clarity is almost necessary when selecting a high quality white diamond, this is not so when considering green coloured diamond. Quite often the feathers or small crystal inclusions appear the same colour as the diamond and don’t diminish the colouring. As long as the green diamond is considered “eye clean” to an untrained eye clarity is not as crucial. However orange diamonds that have a strong saturation of colour and a higher clarity demand a premium in price.
Common Colour Variations
Orange diamonds are graded according to the intensityof colour with the more intense and vivid colours demanding very high prices:
Fancy Light Orange, Fancy Orange, Fancy Intense Orange, Fancy Vivid Orange, Fancy Deep Orange.
Most orange diamonds come with yellow, brown or pink which can drastically increase the visual appearance. The following are some common variations:
Fancy Yellowish Orange, Fancy Intense Yellowish Orange, Fancy Vivid Yellowish Orange, Fancy Deep Yellowish Orange, Fancy Brownish Orange, Fancy Intense Brownish Orange, Fancy Vivid Brownish Orange, Fancy Deep Brownish Orange.
Fancy Deep Brownish Orange Fancy Intense Yellowish Orange Fancy Deep Yellowish Orange Fancy Intense Orange
“The colour orange is vibrant and energetic and represents creativity and success.