What is the
Definition of a Orange Diamond? Colored diamonds contain impurities or
structural defects that cause the coloration.
The most common impurity, nitrogen, causes a slight to intense
yellow coloration depending upon the type and concentration of nitrogen
Natural Orange diamonds are caused by crystal lattice defects during the
formation of the diamond and the presence of Boron (B).
Symbolism & Meaning of Orange Diamonds
The traditional properties closely associated with diamonds are
action, passion, and energy. Jewelry containing diamonds are believed to
enhance relationships, increasing inner strength and provide the wearer
with balance, clarity and abundance. It is believed that wearing jewelry
containing a diamond will focus the energies of the precious gemstone
through the gem. The color orange has a strong, traditional meaning symbolizing
courage and bravery.
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The Color Scale or
Grade for Orange Diamonds
The following scale for
orange diamonds separate them into
their progressively darker tone ranges which are described as follows:
- Very light
Names of Famous
& Rare Orange Diamonds:
The most famous
Orange diamond is the Pumpkin Diamond. The stone was originally referred
to as the 'Vivid Orange' but it was bought by Ronald Winston on the day
before Halloween and consequently renamed 'The Pumpkin Diamond'. The
Pumpkin is a diamond measuring 5.54 carats and
rated in color as Fancy Vivid Orange. The Pumpkin diamond was
cut and polished by William Goldberg.
In South Africa it has been a common occurrence to see orange diamonds as jewelry
is a custom that has only recently made its way into the rest of the world.
Orange Diamonds in Jewelry
Orange diamonds in jewelry are becoming extremely popular especially for
engagement rings and as solitaires. Orange diamond earrings,
bracelets, necklaces and of course engagement rings and
eternity rings are the most popular types of jewelry. In
1477 Mary of Burgundy became the first known recipient
of a diamond engagement ring given to her by the
Archduke Maximilian of Austria and the history and
tradition of the engagement ring began.
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