What exactly are Orange Diamonds? Diamonds can occur in nearly any
color, though yellow and brown are by far the most common. The Orange diamond is a member of the Carbon family and is the
hardest substance known. The word Diamond is derived from the Greek word
"adamas" which means "hardest metal" reflecting the property of the
stone. Diamonds with a detectable hue, other than yellow or brown are
known as colored diamonds. If the colour is strong enough, a stone may
be referred to as a fancy colored diamond by the trade. There are
Natural fancy color diamonds and Synthetic Color Diamonds. For more
information on any of these subjects please refer to the Index.
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.
Diamonds are Forever...
An Impartial Guide to Diamonds
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: