NOTABLE DIAMONDS

There is a rare elegance and illusion that is coupled with the unearthing of naturally mined diamonds. Even more so, are diamonds that have a unique history and leave a great legacy for centuries to come. Read about the unique diamonds that have paved Golden Yellow Diamond’s prominence.

COLOURLESS DIAMONDS

 

Colourless Diamonds are amongst the most popular Diamonds found in jewellery, however, in extremely scarce instances they are found in exceptional sizes and clarity. Additionally, Type IIA Diamonds make up less than 1-2% of all natural diamonds and are amongst the most chemically pure form of diamonds with outstanding transparency.   

COLOURLESS DIAMONDS

Our journey starts with the sourcing and cutting of the first polished diamond over 100 carats to be auctioned at Sotheby’s – this stone was bought by Mouawad on November 14th, 1990 and was renamed the Mouawad Splendor. It is a 101.82ct D colour, Internally Flawless modified pear shape diamond.
Our journey starts with the sourcing and cutting of the first polished diamond over 100 carats to be auctioned at Sotheby’s – this stone was bought by Mouawad on November 14th, 1990 and was renamed the Mouawad Splendor. It is a 101.82ct D colour, Internally Flawless modified pear shape diamond.

OUR FANCY DIAMONDS

Fancy coloured diamonds are even more rare than colourless diamonds and are highly sought out as long term investments and collector items. 

BLUE

 

Blue diamonds contain a trace element of boron which gives them their unique blue hue. There are only a few select sources where they have been found – one of which is the world renowned Cullinan Mine where the Blue Moon was unearthed and bought by us on behalf of our clients.

Credit to Petra Diamonds, www.petradiamonds.com

Credit to Sotheby’s Jewels, www.sothebys.com

BLUE

 

Found as a 29.62 carat rough diamond, the Blue Moon was polished into a 12.03 carat Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid Blue and sold on auction at Sotheby’s for a record of $48.4 million.

Credit to Sotheby’s Jewels, www.sothebys.com

 

 

 

Found as a 29.62 carat rough diamond, the Blue Moon was polished into a 12.03 carat Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid Blue and sold on auction at Sotheby’s for a record of $48.4 million.

PINK

 

Pink diamonds owe their colour to a deformation in the crystal lattice structure of the diamond. This commonly causes a clarity characteristic called internal graining. As a result, pink diamonds with a high clarity are extremely rare.

Credit to Petra Diamonds www.petradiamonds.com 

Credit to Sotheby’s Jewels, www.sothebys.com

PINK

 

The Unique Pink – a 15.38 carat VVS2 Fancy Vivid Pink – was given a rare Type IIA classification. The stone was uncovered as an 86 carat rough diamond and purchased on behalf of an exceptional client.

Credit to Sotheby’s Jewels, www.sothebys.com

 

 

The Unique Pink – a 15.38 carat VVS2 Fancy Vivid Pink – was given a rare Type IIA classification. The stone was uncovered as an 86 carat rough diamond and purchased on behalf of an exceptional client.

YELLOW

 

 
Yellow diamonds are amongst the most common of all coloured diamonds and are yellow due to the presence of nitrogen. On rare occasions, some are found to exhibit a very strong golden colour – these demand exceptional premiums.

Credit to Sotheby’s Jewels,  www.sothebys.com

YELLOW

 

Found in South Africa near the Orange River, we sourced a 39.60 golden coloured diamond on behalf of an international client. The stone was cut into a magnificent record breaking 20.49 carat Vivid Yellow Emerald cut.

Credit to Sotheby’s Jewels,  www.sothebys.com

 

 

Found in South Africa near the Orange River, we sourced a 39.60 golden coloured diamond on behalf of an international client. The stone was cut into a magnificent record breaking 20.49 carat Vivid Yellow Emerald cut.

CHAMELEON

 

Chameleon diamonds portray a rare and magnificent property in which they change colour in different light settings or when heated temporarily. Their base hue is usually green and they can temporarily change to a spectrum of brown and yellow hues.

Credit to Hoda Esphahani, “Objet Eternel”, www.objeteternel.com

CHAMELEON

 

A 10.05 carat Fancy Grey-Yellowish Green Chameleon diamond with a VVS2 clarity was cut from a 26.37 carat rough diamond. It was mounted and sold on a special ring designed by Hoda Esphahani, Founder of Objet Eternel.
 

Credit to Hoda Esphahani, “Objet Eternel”, www.objeteternel.com

 

 

A 10.05 carat Fancy Grey-Yellowish Green Chameleon diamond with a VVS2 clarity was cut from a 26.37 carat rough diamond. It was mounted and sold on a special ring designed by Hoda Esphahani, Founder of Objet Eternel.

 

BLACK

 
Black diamond or carbonado is the toughest form of all natural diamonds. Their natural opaque black or dark grey colour is a result of diamond, graphite and amorphous carbon.

Credit to Diamcad, www.diamcad.be

BLACK

 
A 2,500 carat carbonado from the Democratic Republic of Congo will yield the largest black polished diamond in the world. Stay tuned for its completion.

Credit to Diamcad, www.diamcad.be

 

 
 
A 2,500 carat carbonado from the Democratic Republic of Congo will yield the largest black polished diamond in the world. Stay tuned for its completion.