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Certified Fancy Colored Diamonds from WCM at 30% Below Negotiated Retail

SOLD - Archive I



The GIA-certified colored diamonds shown below have been SOLD, but are left on the WCM website to depict just a small sampling of the types and quality of these very rare gems that WCM can obtain for clients in relatively quick order and with excellent pricing.  If you have a specific set of criteria for a fancy colored diamond, please do not hesitate to email me at deals@fancy-colored-diamonds.com or call toll-free at 877-855-9760.  Or just fill our the Request Form below.  I will be happy to discuss the most important selection criteria for colored diamonds, especially with respect to the significant differences in the requirements of cut and clarity as they are always applied to the much more common brilliant white diamond.  

D.W. Young, President, Wexford Capital Mgmt.

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WCM231 - $156,500
1.01 carats
Oval Cut, 
DEEP Grayish BLUE, 
SI1

Fancy DEEP Grayish BLUE 1.01 carat Oval Cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


As the image above attests to, this is an extremely fine example of a BLUE diamond.  The diamond is so saturated with color that the nicely interspersed purple and violet flashes of diffracted light bursting from within the gem provide a top view basically devoid of white light reflections.  The cutter used every arrow in his quiver of gemological skills to obtain a one-carat plus diamond of exceptionally rich and remarkable coloration.  The very faint tinge of gray within this predominantly Blue diamond is barely detectable under most lighting conditions, but not uncommon in most of the exceedingly rare and exceedingly valuable Blue diamonds that one can infrequently find today.  If this were a totally Blue diamond per a GIA or Stephen Hofer colored diamond report, then the price would be well toward $250,000.  So we are glad the grader saw some gray in this beautiful Blue diamond, and we can offer one of our fortunate clients a truly Blue diamond the likes of which will not be found by anyone, anywhere, anytime soon.

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WCM234 - $185,000
1.03 carat
Radiant Cut, 
INTENSE BLUE!, 
SI1

Fancy Intense BLUE 1.03 carat Radiant Cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


I recently had a search request made for an Intense Blue diamond around one carat in size, and one of my overseas sources discovered this very rare beauty within a few days, much to my satisfaction.  I offer this exceptional fancy colored diamond to a very astute investor or collector out there in the ether.  From my experience in the grading of colored diamonds, I would have to say that this gem is a borderline Vivid in color saturation.  Note how this image was taken by a WCM gemologist on a very neutral gray background as recommended by most experts in the field.  This very light background and lots of white light to illuminate the rich "sea-blue" diamond cannot begin to wash out the depths of blue waves within this diamond.  You know that the lighting source is quite bright in the white part of the spectrum by the fact that there are numerous white facet flashes within the table of the gem (plus the shadow of the gem on the gray background has a very well-defined border around it).  Outstanding Intense BLUE diamond that will sell for considerably more money next year and the year after that and the year after that.  "An imminently collectible colored diamond".

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WCM241 - $208,500
1.02 carat
Cushion Cut, 
VIVID ORANGE!, pure
SI2

Fancy VIVID ORANGE 1.02 carat Cushion Cut SI2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


I have been searching for over 2 years now for a PURE ORANGE diamond, probably the second most rare diamond color next to pure red many in the trade would argue.  Well on Christmas Day, I guess as a present from one of my international brokers, I obtain access to this most remarkable gem.  With a full GIA report, this diamond has everything going for it at a time when demand for fancy colored diamond is literally surging.  WCM sold a record number of superbly priced, very high-quality colored diamonds in 2006, and I am looking forward to another stellar year in 2007.  What better way to start the new year than by offering to my valued clients one of the most rare colors in diamonds - a Pure Orange?!!  The yellow flashes seen in the beauty above is really what is know as Fluorescence in gemology where Ultraviolet light excites a particular spectrum wavelength or color in a gem.  The sunlight hitting the diamond is literally exciting its crystalline structure to emit a faint yellow fluorescence.  Since yellow and orange are adjoining color bands in a spectrum, it is natural and not unattractive that a pure orange diamond would fluoresce yellow tones.  If you are a collector of fancy colored diamonds, please note that I will not have a similar diamond to offer in pure orange for a very long time.

 

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WCM247 - $83,350
2.62 carat
ASSCHER Cut! 
VIVID Yellow, Canary
VS1

Vivid Yellow 2.62 carat Asscher Cut VS1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


Superbly cut Vivid Yellow diamond in my favorite cut of Asscher, also referred to as a Square Emerald cut.  And it is not easy cutting colored diamond rough because the cutter has carat maximization, color richness, and gem symmetry to consider simultaneously in his application of his age-old craft.  Asscher cuts are a study in light reflection by geometrical perfection.  And any yellow rough receiving this wonderful cut has to be both richly and evenly saturated since the large facets of the cut will disclose any imperfections of coloration within the uncut diamond.  The Yellow diamond market is very strong right now as I have mentioned many times within these pages.  And large Yellow diamonds weighing in at over 2 carats are the hottest segment of this still affordable niche.  A true Saffron beauty fit for a King or Queen. 


S. Hofer Grading
to be provided

WCM248 - $11,550
2.06 carats
Radiant Cut
Intense Orangey Brown,
Cognac/C7 
SI1

Fancy Intense Orangey Brown 2.06 carat Radiant Cut SI1 Colored Diamond
SOLD


One of the most beautiful Cognac diamonds we have come across in quite some time.  Some collectors would think that large Brown diamonds would be easy to find, but any that are as clean as this diamond are often heat-treated to turn them into colorless diamonds by some dealers.  With a single color modifier of Orange, this exquisite gem connotes a richness of almost a Vivid level of color saturation.  Cognac diamonds are often found with a tertiary color modifier of Yellow. Based upon the Indian grading scale of color levels for true Cognac diamonds, this large gem is a "C7" in the trade.  This diamond is much more lively in color presentation than this image would imply.  We are very anxious to submit this gem to Stephen Hofer for one of his most informative colored diamond reports that even references the history of a particular color of diamond.  Personally, one of my favorite colors.


S. Hofer Grading
to be provided

WCM199 - $8,500
0.23 carat
Marquise Cut
INTENSE Orangey PINK, 
VS2

Intense Orangey PINK 0.23 carat Marquise cut Hofer certified Colored Diamond


Size does not matter when it comes to PINK diamonds.  This fancy Intense colored diamond is right off the cutter's wheel and has not been submitted to GIA or Stephen Hofer for grading yet.  Usually a colored diamond at this price level is not submitted to GIA for grading as a matter of time and economics.  However, we guarantee that after this diamond is purchased by an astute collector that it will grade at or higher than the specifications shown above; we will submit the diamond to Stephen Hofer for you at no cost.  In fact, we think that this Pink diamond could grade at a color intensity of Vivid, one color level higher than the stated Intense.  AND YOU ARE ONLY PAYING FOR AN INTENSE PINK DIAMOND (which is high-end Intense by any measure!).  Common descriptive name would be Peach Pink or Shell Pink with the subtle Orangish hues present throughout the gem.  Are you in the Pink with fancy colored diamonds?

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WCM225 - $25,000
5.02 carat
Round Brilliant Cut
Fancy Yellow Brown, 
VS2

Fancy Yellow Brown 5.02 carat Round Brilliant Cut VS2 Colored Diamond
SOLD


Another under-valued colored diamond from WCM.  While some in the trade would consider this a Cognac colored diamond, I consider this gem as a very under-priced Large Brown with wonderful yellow flashes of color in a brilliant cut diamond that sells for a mere $5,000 per carat.  Try to find any other color in such a large gem selling for that price per carat!  I think investors and collectors will be well-served in the years ahead if they put together a set of Brown diamonds, because when the store of wealth aspect of Fancy Colored Diamonds becomes more widely recognized in the next several years, this color class is going to skyrocket due to affordability. I personally have just put together a 6-piece Wexford Cognac Collection that I intend to hold for the next ten years and then put up for auction at Christie's or Sotheby's.  I have been very successful over the years by buying temporarily out-of-favor assets, holding them for years, and then laughing all the way to the bank.
GOT BROWN?!

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WCM254 - $17,800
0.46 carat
Pear Brilliant Cut, 
INTENSE Pinkish PURPLE
SI1

Fancy Pinkish PURPLE 0.46 carat Pear Cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


Can you see any Pink in this basically Pure PURPLE diamond, an extraordinarily rare fancy colored diamond?!!  This is a diamond that one will find once every 3 years or longer.  Purple is almost as elusive as Red in the coveted categories of Ultra-Rarities in fancy colored diamonds.  An eye-clean gem that has a very nice spread suggesting a larger than life diamond from the typical top or table view.  Any experience colored diamond collector will snatch this very rare colored diamond before the sun sets in the West.  Although at the Fancy level of color saturation, this is a most purple "amethyst" crystal diamond that some would say rates an Intense grade.  Very reasonably priced based upon the true state of rarity it represents.  A well-made Pear cut of exacting proportions that emits a bevy of twinkling light and Iris hues.
 

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WCM251 - $13,650
0.52 carats
Cushion/Radiant Cut
DEEP PINK
SI2

Fancy DEEP Orangey PINK 0.52 carat Cushion/Radiant cut SI2 Colored Diamond
SOLD


As my experience grows with Stephen Hofer's Colored Diamond Reports, I come to appreciate the nuances between "perceived" colors and "actual" colors, the latter being determined scientifically by a colorimeter.  This diamond, because it is a Deep Pink in color saturation, gives a "perceived" coloration of red with reddish tones.  Due to the location of the composite color of this diamond in color space, there are even hints of brown in this diamond, but that modifier is not identified with this diamond by GIA.  As we are learning of late, a more rare color modifier for a Pink diamond is Orange, with Purple being the more common complementing color.  Hence, this is a very rare diamond, over one-half carat in size, with orangey hints, and a Deep moniker that pushes the Pink colors toward red.  Did I mention that this diamond is priced well below market for today's Pink diamonds?!

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WCM252 - $57,000
1.01 carats
Cushion Cut
Intense Orangey PINK
VS2

Fancy INTENSE Orangey PINK 1.01 carat Cushion Cut VS2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


This Pink diamond is a show-stopper.  When you see as many diamonds as I do (and my suppliers do!), you know when a certain diamond is extraordinary.  We have already discussed at length the more rare nature of a colored diamond with Orange as the secondary color than Purple, so let that point be considered made.  But to have a One-Carat Plus Intense Pink diamond with VS2 Clarity priced at under $80,000, there is really not much more that I must say, except:  Beautiful, beautiful diamond.  This diamond's color saturation borders the vivid level, AND based on other Intense Orangey Pink diamonds that I have seen, the secondary color is barely visible.  This is very close to a Pure Pink diamond.  Add a Strong Blue fluorescence under UV light (sunlight), and you have a wonderful mix of crystalline colors that will keep you mesmerized for years to come.  And the sound of price appreciation in the background, KaChink KaChink, ain't bad either since this is most likely an Argyle Mine diamond.

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WCM217 - $42,000
2.29 carat
EMERALD Cut, 
DEEP Orange-Yellow, 
SI2

DEEP Orange Yellow 2.29 carat EMERALD Cut SI2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


The more involved I become in sourcing Orange diamonds, the more I appreciate the beauty and elegance of this unappreciated-in-rarity class of Fancy Colored Diamonds.  This ORANGE-Yellow diamond, with these two colors of sunlight sharing equal billing in the final work of art, is one of the best made diamonds that I have seen.  With excellent polish and very good symmetry, this diamond is an top-drawer example of the cutter's art.  The surface luster on this diamond is superb, giving the already outstanding coloration a richness that virtually mellows the presentation.
A large colored diamond of Eye-Clean clarity that spells volumes about the enduring beauty of Fancy Colored Diamonds.  Do you see more Orange than Yellow?  Possibly, it is the Deep saturation level of the overall color that is causing this effect.  Superb gem, very reasonably priced.
 

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WCM235 - $21,500
0.23 carat
Pear Cut, 
VIVID Purplish PINK, 
SI2

Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink 0.23 carat Pear Cut SI2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


No matter how long and hard we search for Vivid Pink diamonds, we can never find enough material to satisfy the surging demand for these increasingly scarce colored diamonds.  While diminutive in size at 23 points, this particular Pink diamond displays an abundance of reddish tones that increase the rarity and value of the diamond considerably.  This Pink diamond could be accurately graded as a Vivid Purplish Reddish Pink colored diamond, with the secondary color actually being Red versus Purple as designated by GIA.  Wonderfully created piece of art that is impossible to duplicate.  Most classes of Pink diamonds are up over 35% in 2006 alone, but we feel very strongly that this is just the beginning of a multi-year bull market in this extremely rare class of colored diamonds.  Buy now, or you will certainly be paying a lot more money for a Pink diamond at this time next year.

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WCM250 - $79,500
0.51 carat
ROUND Brilliant Cut, 
DEEP Purplish PINK
SI1


SOLD


Another very fine Deep Pink diamond from the Argyle Mine with an impressive table size that makes the diamond appear larger than its actual size.  We are very fortunate to have excellent and numerous contacts around the world, so we have access to many of the rarest diamonds that many dealers cannot obtain.  Some prospective colored diamond buyers may have a little "sticker shock" at current pricing of Fancy Pink diamonds, but prices are only going to go significantly higher due to a depleting resource, the Argyle Mine.  Once again there are very strong hints of Red in this diamond, an observation which strongly argues for a Stephen Hofer colored diamond report to be obtained for this wonderful gem.  Round Brilliant cuts are seldom seen in fancy colored diamonds, and the cutter did a splendid job in creating this faceted work of art with Good Polish and Very Good Symmetry.  With a hint of Purple in the color scheme of this diamond, ultraviolet light (sunlight, for instance) will cause this diamond to fluoresce a faint blue aura, not at all unattractive for these color combinations.  


WCM230 - $41,350

STRAWBERRY PATCH COLLECTION

8 Piece "Strawberry Patch at Icy Noon" Diamond Set, 2.44 carats Total Carat Weight, VS1 - SI2 Clarities, All Eye-Clean, All GIA- certified

Exceptionally rare, cutter's parcel of GIA-certified Fancy Colored Diamonds incorporating 6x Pink diamonds (strawberries), two being of Deep saturation, a predominantly Blue diamond (icy), and an Orangey Yellow diamond (noontime sun) in one set.

  
Strawberry Patch at Icy Noon Collection, 2.44 tcw., 8 Colored Diamonds, All GIA

SOLD
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WCM245 - $39,300
2.34 carats
Cushion Cut, Modified
Fancy VIVID Yellow
VVS2

Fancy Vivid YELLOW 2.34 carat Cushion Cut VVS2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


Superb Canary Yellow diamond that presents itself almost as a Deep level of color saturation.  Many colored diamond cuts are modifications of traditional colorless diamond cuts out of necessity to maximize white light absorption coming through the gem.  A color scientist such as Stephen Hofer uses the term "colorless" for what most in the diamond industry refer to as "white" diamonds; in reality, White diamonds are an opaque, milky color!  However, cut modifications are hardly a drawback when the end-product is a deeply colored, very rich diamond.  Sometimes the slight introduction of Brown to a colored diamond, especially a Yellow, will put the diamond in the Deep portion of the intensity scale.  But this pure Yellow diamond has nary a trace of brown, just a super abundance of Daffodil and Saffron hues.  Did I mention that large Yellow diamonds are increasingly difficult to obtain, even for us in the business.  And future pricing is going to reflect this reality for the most affordable and popular of colored diamond hues .... Pure YELLOW.

 




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