Some of The Most Famous Orange Diamonds Ever

Natural fancy orange diamonds represent less than 1% of the total diamond production worldwide. These diamonds are a rare and highly desired subset of colored diamonds, known for their striking and vivid fiery hues. They are among the rarest of all colored diamonds, and can appear in a wide range of shades, with pure vivid orange grading being the most valuable.  

Why are Orange Diamonds So Rare? 

According to The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the presence of pure, unmodified orange diamonds in existence makes up 0.05% of all natural fancy color diamonds in the world. It is more common to find orange with a multitude of secondary hues but that makes them relatively inexpensive diamonds, also not the most desired combination. Not only do orange diamonds make up a small sect of fancy color diamonds but orange diamonds rarely ever surpass the 3 to 4 carat mark after being polished from rough.

Even in our 20+ years specializing in color diamonds, we have encountered no more than 10 pure orange diamonds larger than 1 carat. More frequently we have come across pure orange diamonds under 1 carat in size.

If that testament doesn’t break it down for how rare pure orange diamonds let's dive into the biggest orange diamonds in history. 

Most Famous Orange Diamonds

The Pumpkin Diamond 

Orange diamonds in general are often referred to as "pumpkin diamonds," and befittingly, one of the most famous orange diamonds, is called the Pumpkin Diamond!

Although the Pumpkin Diamond might appear relatively small when compared to other renowned diamonds, it is, in fact, one of the largest Fancy Vivid Orange diamond ever assessed by the GIA. What sets it apart from other orange diamonds is its unique combination of being lightly colored and exceptionally intense in hue. Originating from the Central African Republic, the Pumpkin Diamond was initially imported into South Africa for sale. It underwent cutting and polishing by the skilled artisan, William Goldberg, before being auctioned at Sotheby's. It was ultimately acquired by Ronald Winston from the House of Harry Winston for a sum of $1.3 million. Presently, its estimated value stands at $3 million!



The Orange Diamond

When the name of an orange diamond is famously "The Orange," it is clear that the diamond is remarkable enough not to need a flashy name.

The Orange is a 14.82 Carat Fancy Vivid Orange pear shape natural diamond, holding the world record for being the largest Fancy Vivid Orange in the world!

According to the GIA, “Strongly colored diamonds in the orange hue range rarely exceed three or four carats in size when polished. This diamond is almost four times larger than that size range. In GIA’s colored diamond grading system, as the color appearance of strongly colored diamonds transitions from orangey yellow to orange, the occurrence becomes progressively more rare—that is—the less yellow present the more rarely they occur.”

The Orange set another world record for the highest value per carat for a natural Fancy Vivid Orange, selling in 2013 for $35.5 million, averaging at right under $2.4 million per carat.

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The Orange Diamond, Photo Courtesy of Christie's



Whether you're a diamond collector or someone who simply appreciates the finest things in life, orange diamonds are a testament to the magic of nature and the world of high-end jewelry. If you're considering adding an orange diamond to your collection, it's essential to work with a reputable jeweler who can guide you through the selection process and help you discover the perfect orange diamond that suits your style and preferences.

Rare Colors Orange Diamonds

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A Rare Colors Half Carat Natural Fancy Vivid Orange Pear Shape Diamond


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Rare Colors 1 Carat Natural Fancy Intense Orange Pear Shape Diamond


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Rare Colors 1 Carat Natural Fancy Intense Orange-Yellow Marquis Diamond


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Rare Colors 1 Carat Natural Fancy Intense Yellow-Orange Pear Shape Diamond Ring


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Rare Colors 1 Carat Natural Fancy Vivid Yellowish Orange Heart Shape Diamond Ring


Learn all about natural diamonds and the intricacies of their color, here at Rare Colors.


Some of The Most Famous Orange Diamonds Ever
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As the holiday season approaches, what better way to celebrate the spirit of giving than with the timeless elegance of color diamond jewelry? Dazzling and distinctive, color diamonds add a touch of rarity and sophistication to any piece, making them the perfect gifts for those who appreciate the extraordinary.

In this holiday gift guide, we explore the enchanting world of color diamond jewelry, offering a curated selection of exquisite pieces that will not only captivate the eyes but also create cherished memories for your loved ones. Whether you're searching for a show-stopping necklace, a pair of elegant earrings, or a statement ring, our guide is your gateway to finding the ideal color diamond creation that will make this holiday season truly unforgettable.

Color Diamond Studs

Color diamond studs make fantastic holiday gifts for a few practical reasons. Firstly, they're just plain beautiful and add a touch of class to any outfit. The range of colors available means you can choose something that matches the recipient's style. Whether it's a classic yellow diamond, a bubblegum pink shade, there's something for everyone. Diamond studs are also durable and versatile, making them suitable for everyday wear, so the recipient can enjoy them long after the holidays. Overall, the combination of beauty, personalization, durability, and versatility makes color diamond studs a great and practical holiday present.

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Color Diamond Stackable Bands

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these bands carry significant symbolism, representing enduring love and commitment with their continuous circle of diamonds. The versatility lies in the variety of available colors, allowing for a personalized touch that aligns with the recipient's taste and style. Unlike traditional diamond bands, the introduction of colored diamonds adds a contemporary and distinctive element to the jewelry, making it a standout accessory. The timeless design of diamond eternity bands ensures their suitability for both casual and formal occasions, contributing to their practicality and enduring charm. In summary, the combination of symbolic meaning, personalization, uniqueness, and timeless design renders color diamond eternity bands a thoughtful and appreciated holiday gift.

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Color Diamond Necklaces

These color diamond necklaces carry an undeniable touch of elegance. From a diamond heart pendant, to a stunning yellow diamond tennis necklace, the range is diverse enough to cater to different tastes. The beauty of colored diamonds adds a unique charm, allowing you to select a hue that perfectly complements the recipient's style. It's a thoughtful way to show you know their preferences, and the infusion of color gives these pieces a modern twist, making them stand out in the jewelry collection. If you're aiming for a gift that's both refined and adaptable, a color diamond necklace is a solid choice for the holiday season.

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Green Diamond Rings

Green diamond rings have been making waves, emerging as best-sellers and gaining popularity, partly thanks to iconic figures like Jennifer Lopez flaunting a stunning green diamond engagement ring. It's not just about the trend, though; green diamonds bring a refreshing twist to the classic ring. Whether it's a solitaire or a more intricate design, the vibrant green hue adds a unique touch, making it a standout piece in any collection. Beyond the aesthetics, the rising popularity of green diamond rings makes them a thoughtful and on-trend choice for a holiday surprise. So, if you're looking for a gift that combines elegance with a touch of celebrity-inspired style, a green diamond ring might just be the perfect holiday present.

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Color Diamond Bracelets

Whether you go for a mixed-shape design or a classic tennis bracelet, these pieces bring a touch of sophistication and sparkle to any wrist. The mixed shapes add a contemporary flair, making the bracelet stand out, while a regular tennis bracelet exudes timeless elegance. The versatility of color diamonds allows you to tailor the bracelet to the recipient's style, whether they prefer a modern edge or a more traditional look

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