Fancy Colored Diamonds at 30% Plus Below Retail





 

 

 


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

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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.

Fancy Orangey Pink 0.29 carat Pear Cut GIA certified Colored Diamond
SOLD

WCM139 - $8,200
0.29 carat, Pear
Fancy Orangey Pink 
SI2

VIVID Yellow 2.82 carat Radiant cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD

WCM148 - $63,750
2.82 carat, Radiant cut
VIVID Yellow
SI1

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WCM223 - $10,850
0.70 carat
Radiant Cut
INTENSE Yellow GREEN, 
VS1

Intense Yellow GREEN 0.70 carat Radiant Cut VS1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


We often refer to this combination of colors, Yellow and Green, as DayGlow based on the fact that the resultant hue makes a similarly bold statement of color to the viewer.  We are in the process of putting together a cutter's lot of DayGlow diamonds in hues of Greenish Yellow, Green Yellow, Yellowish Green, and Yellow Green that will literally jump right out at you.  This is another unappreciated color schema that has the very rare hue of green present that continues to be relatively under-priced in the marketplace.  In time, as more and more collectors and investors become familiar with what colors are not difficult to obtain and which are, diamonds with a green component in them will come into their own.  Personally, I find that some single-color diamond can be rather staid in their presentation under different lighting conditions and viewing angles; these diamonds have the characteristic of presenting themselves more green one minute and more yellow the next.  I think this is a wonderful color combination that will put some life in anyone's diamond or jewelry collection.

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WCM197 - $17,500
0.91 carat
Radiant Cut
VIVID GREEN-Yellow, 
SI2

Fancy GREEN-Yellow 0.91 carat Radiant cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


Our hounds are constantly searching for green hued diamonds to present to our clients and new prospects.  GIA is saying by the final color designation being Yellow (i.e., Green-Yellow) that this is slightly a more yellow diamond under most lighting conditions, but unless you flood the gem with a high concentration of yellow light, this is a green diamond.  Regardless of such an  argument, it is a well-made, eye-clean, and finely hued fancy colored Green diamond.  The diamond hounds have been given three scents to concentrate on in 2006:  Pink, Green, and Orange.  There is method to this approach, because we know that come 2007, all fancy colored diamonds in these colors will be exceedingly difficult to obtain.  Great starter colored diamond for those in-the-know. 

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WCM258 - $41,500
0.73 carat
Modified Heart Cut, 
Fancy Pinkish PURPLE
VS2

Fancy Pinkish PURPLE 0.73 carat Heart Cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


A true "Lilac" purple diamond that is exceedingly rare, with hints of pink that are the most apparent under yellowish light as in sunlight.  The heart cut is skillfully done to maximize the intensity of the diamond's inherent body color, with the two upper lobes of the heart faintly defined.  Modified cuts are the norm in fancy colored diamonds since the cutter must almost be an alchemist or Houdini in designing a facet composite that maximizes both carat weight and total carat saturation without producing an asymmetrical shape.  Investors and collectors should embrace these ingenious cuts, since they provide a gem that is totally unique in the world of all diamonds.
A richly saturated Purple diamond that just begs for a Stephen Hofer colored diamond report to identify the true rarity of this color in the infinite color combinations of visible light.  True collector's gem.
 

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WCM269 - $6,300
0.87 carat
Modified Heart Cut
DEEP Brown-PINK
SI1 

DEEP Brown-PINK 0.87 carat Heart Cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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When Brown enters the color description of a predominantly PINK diamond, the trade often discounts them as being a less worthy candidate for purchase.  I do not agree, and some very experienced and expert colored diamond graders do not agree either.  Pink hues dominate approximately 70% of the total coloration in this diamond.  It is a Pink diamond by definition, and the introduction of faint Brownish hues or more noticeable Brown hues, in my opinion, creates a richer, warmer gem that often presents wine colored hues.  My forecast stands that as the Argyle Mine production in 2009 runs to about zero in pink diamond rough, that these Roger Dangerfield Brown-Pinks are going to start kicking up their heels in appreciation.  Just about everyone is going to want to acquire a Pink diamond by that time, and the Brownish Pinks and Brown Pinks are going to look pretty good.  Doesn't look too bad to me now!  Ya gotta have heart.

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WCM271 - $9,100
0.26 carat
Radiant Cut
Fancy Gray VIOLET
SI1 

Fancy Gray VIOLET 0.26 carat Radiant Cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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You will very seldom ever see this color in a diamond, the mid-point in the color spectrum between Blue and Purple known as VIOLET.  Next to Red, Violet could be the second rarest color in a fancy colored diamond.  They are usually seen with a modifier of Gray or Grayish, but aside from an occasional and widely dispersed facet flash of gray hints, this is a very violet diamond.  While $35,000 per carat may seem excessive to novices in this field, it is a pittance what these diamonds are going to cost as the joys of collecting colored diamonds spread across the world in the years ahead. Richly colored lavender gem that's diminutive size takes away nothing from to its inherent value and rarity in any collection or investment portfolio.  Only second Violet diamond I have seen in the last 5 years.  Superb color!

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WCM264 - $60,750
0.73 carat
Radiant Cut, 
DEEP Grayish PINK PURPLE
SI2


Deep Grayish PINK-PURPLE 0.73 carat Radiant Cut GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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It is all about color in colored diamond investing and collecting.  This color reminds me once again of Welch's grape juice because the Purple, one of the most rare colors there is, is the overriding contributor to this diamond's overall coloration.  And it is of worth that the major secondary color is Pink, which makes the origin of this diamond either from the Argyle Mine in Australia or from the secretive and still dark regions of Russia.  I am hard pressed to find the tertiary modifier ...... the ever, ever so faint HINT of gray, which just adds more character to a gem of superb character to begin with.  Aside from encouraging my clients to hoard Pink and Orange diamonds over the last 3 years, I am also strongly recommending that every investor/collector have a Purple diamond in their collection.  If this was a pure Purple diamond, it would be priced around $150,000 to $200,000, so you can see how valuable a Purple diamond really is.  Buy Purple diamonds before the Chinese in Hong Kong catch on, which they are beginning to do.

Fancy Gray Blue 0.61 carat Cushion Radiant Cut SI1 GIA Certified Colored Diamond
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WCM201 - $29,650
0.61 carat
Cushion/Radiant cut
Fancy Gray BLUE
SI1

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WCM212 - $12,700
1.01 carat
Radiant/Cushion Mixed Cut, 
INTENSE Orangey Yellow, 
SI2

Fancy Intense Orangey Yellow 1.01 carat Radiant Cushion Cut Colored Diamond
SOLD


This Yellow diamond has wonderful orangey hues evenly mixed throughout the well-cut gem.  While the orange coloration is not as strong as some of our other orange-hued diamonds, neither is the price.  I personally like the introduction of a secondary, modifier color to pure yellow in a diamond because I think it adds interest to the presentation of the diamond in many different lighting conditions.  This fine gem would make a very nice center diamond in a woman's ring, and no one would be the wiser that it was indeed a rare colored diamond.  Almost a saffron color with Intense saturation.

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WCM218 - $7,500
0.96 carat
ROUND Cut, 
DEEP Brownish Yellowish ORANGE, 
SI3

DEEP Brownish Yellowish ORANGE 0.96 carat ROUND Cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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I personally am rather fond of Brownish diamonds, particularly those that have the quietly rare color of Orange imbibed in them.  This wonderfully colored diamond, with ORANGE being the dominant color, actually shows somewhat of a pinkish face when viewed from the diamond's table.  Round cuts are not at all common in Fancy Colored Diamonds, and, of course, the DEEP color saturation level is just one notch below the most saturated designation of "Dark".  I would say that Brown diamonds are one of the most undervalued classes of colored diamonds today and are actually quite attractive in a variety of lighting conditions.  Would make a great center gem for a man's diamond ring.  We would be more than happy to assist in its design.

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WCM253 - $5,500
3.01 carat
Cushion Brilliant Cut, 
DARK Orangey Brown, Cognac, "C9"
I1


SOLD


Some visible inclusions, but very rich Cognac coloration that places this gem at almost the top of the Indian Cognac grading scale.  Actually, an excellent specimen due to the color combinations (single modifier of Orange) and the Dark saturation level, while clarity is not even mentioned by Stephen Hofer in his colored diamond reports because it is not a key consideration in fancy colored diamonds.  Mother Nature had to add other elements into the carbon soup in order to generate color in the final diamond, so inclusions are bound to be present in some degree.  Nice large diamond that at 3-plus carats is very difficult to find in Brown.  Just as in real estate with respect to "location, location, location", in fancy colored diamonds it is all about "color, color, color".  Buy colorful brown diamonds before the rest of the world catches on that large browns are much more rare than one-carat IF colorless diamonds.

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WCM265 - $88,500
5.52 carat
Radiant Cut, 
INTENSE "Canary" Yellow
VS1


Fancy INTENSE Yellow 5.52 carat Radiant Cut VS1 Colored Diamond
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Fantastic, large rich Saffron colored diamond, frequently called a Canary diamond in the trade!  Finding large carat weight richly-saturated pure Yellow diamonds is getting harder and harder as more and more collectors and investors discover the benefits and joys of acquiring these 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 100,000 gems.  At $16,000 per carat for such a significant and clean colored diamond, one can observe an Ask price some $4,000 per carat below market for a gem that would easily sell for $110,000 in a heartbeat.  Increasingly these magnificent colored diamonds are being mounted into fabulous ring designs that make a potent statement about the wearer.

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WCM227 - $77,850
1.01 carat
Radiant/Cushion Mixed Cut
Fancy INTENSE PINK 
SI2

Fancy INTENSE PINK 1.01 Radiant cut SI2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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Colored diamond cutters are scrambling to find pure Pink diamonds, those very, very rare gems that are denoted as Pink and only Pink.  The absence of a secondary modifying color always increases the rarity and, hence, value of a fancy colored diamond, but this diamond is almost a Reddish Pink in its overall color saturation.  Of course, if any presence of Red was detected by further color instrument testing of this diamond, the price would actually rise for this diamond due to the extreme rarity of the red color; and reddish hues in pink diamonds, in the absence of brown, are actually quite rare.  And as Pink become more saturated in color, it does tend toward the Red area of the color spectrum.  Wonderfully cut diamond with a facet structure of both the Radiant & Cushion cut artfully combined to heighten the natural Pink colors of this diamond to the ultimate degree possible.  The cutters are the unsung heroes of the fancy colored diamond world, but many collectors are more interested in the final product, than the transformation from rough stone to polished gem.  Very aggressively priced Pure PINK diamond in a market that sees price increases virtually every week.

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WCM256 - $7,550
1.02 carats
Pear Cut
VIVID ORANGE Yellow
SI3

Fancy VIVID ORANGE Yellow 1.02 carat Pear Cut SI3 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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A wonderful Orange diamond that suggests to the observer that Yellow is the secondary color and not vice versa.  Though barely Eye-Clean at SI3, any noticeable inclusions in this magnificently colored diamond are soon forgotten with respect to the overall color presentation; none of Mother Natures fingerprints on this diamond are distracting.  As I have said many times on these pages, we have been searching actively for Orange diamonds for several years now with only limited success due to their scarcity.  Even when a basically Orange diamond is given a moniker by GIA that says Yellow is the predominant color, an investor or collector knows that it is often about perception that puts the final value on an asset.  This is a singularly vibrant example of an Orange diamond.  It will not sit on the shelf very long.  Reminds me of Orange Marmalade preserves, quite tasty.

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WCM262 - $44,900
5.03 carat
Round Brilliant Cut
Brownish Greenish Yellow
SI2, eye-clean

DEEP Brownish Greenish Yellow 5.03 carat Round Brilliant Cut SI2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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A large, well-made, and unusually colored rare diamond with well-blended modifying colors of faint brown and more visible green blended within a predominantly Yellow gem.  This almost day-Glow diamond would make a superb ring for a very discerning client.  Very seldom do we see large, round brilliant cut fancy colored diamonds, and this gem is truly a one-of-a-kind specimen.  Being at the "Deep" tonal level, this gem skillfully counters any perception of color heaviness with a circular barrage of facet reflections created by the scintillating Round Brilliant cut.  While there is homogeneity of color throughout the diamond with an Even color distribution, the eye is entertained with a virtual palette of Springtime colors.  With Excellent Polish, Very Good Symmetry, and totally Eye-Clean SI2 Clarity, this rare colored diamond has many very collectible attributes.  Will not stay around long.

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WCM272 - $9,000
1.81 carat
Radiant Cut
DARK Gray-Greenish Yellow
VS1

DARK Gray-Greenish Yellow 1.81 carat Radiant Cut VS1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


A one-of-a-kind Fancy Colored Diamond of large size, excellent Green color, and a modest price.  One could label this diamond a blended color between "Olive" and "Forest Green" that displays a depth of color quite unique in itself.  A very clean colored diamond with VS1 clarity that displays its Yellowish hues under specific lighting conditions, but retains a deeply-saturated face-up Green color the vast majority of the time. Overall, Green-Yellow and Greenish Yellow colored diamonds are underappreciated and currently under-priced in relation to their absolute scarcity in Nature.  As more and more investors seek diversification out of devaluing U.S. Dollars into portable, tangible assets, this pricing interrupt will not persist.  This diamond would make a stupendous ring with accompanying half-moon/trillion white or yellow side diamonds set in white gold or platinum.

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WCM244 - $19,350
0.30 carat
Oval Cut, 
VIVID Purplish PINK
VS2

Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink 0.30 carat Oval Cut VS2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


No matter how many pink diamonds that I have the good fortune to view, I am always struck by their singular beauty and rarity.  This raspberry colored oval diamond was recently plucked from the Argyle Mine, and represents one of the few remaining Pink gems that this primary source has to produce.  It is only a matter of time, a short time, actually, before many of my clients will see future prices and scold me for not forcing them to buy a pink diamond while the prices were still affordable.  This pricing trend is not a fad or phase like the Internet Bubble of 2000, but Economics 101:  As the scarcity of an item, even given constant demand, increases, the price to acquire it increases as well.  And demand for richly colored Pink diamonds, especially those of VIVID saturation, is not constant, but constantly increasing in an exponential fashion.

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WCM257 - $36,000
1.76 carats
Marquise Cut
Fancy Brown ORANGE
SI1, eye-clean


SOLD


This is a very unusual color combination, not that Brown and Orange are not frequently found together in Cognac diamonds, but that this particular diamond almost presents a pinkish face.  This is all about color science as extensively studied and written about by color experts such as Stephen C. Hofer, but it has to do with the location of the specific colors within the color band or spectrum.  The richness of the Brown component that contributes greatly to the borderline Intense color saturation of this superb Marquise cut most likely has much to do with the pinkish face in combination with Orange.  The fact that Orange is the predominant color in this diamond per GIA is also not apparent in the face-up or table view, but several graders studied this gem at length to determine the weighting of these two colors within the composite color of this diamond.  Based on these observations and in reality, this richly colored diamond presents alternate primary colors under different lighting situations, a very attractive feature to a rather large colored diamond.

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WCM266 - $19,650
0.36 carat
ASSCHER Cut
INTENSE Purplish PINK
VVS1, almost Flawless

Fancy INTENSE Purplish PINK 0.36 carat Asscher Cut VVS1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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Although one would think that 36 points of a carat is a diminutive diamond, this size is actually considered a rather large Pink diamond by Argyle Mine standards.  In fact, the term "large" is attributed to any Pink diamonds from Argyle that is over 20 points or 0.20 carat.  What is so outstanding about this Square Emerald cut Purplish Pink diamond is not only it's very deep color that can't be washed out by the rather large, reflective Asscher facets, but how well made the diamond is to boot.  Very seldom does one see Excellent Polish and Very Good Symmetry in a fancy colored diamond because the cutter is trying to maximize both strength of hue and net carat weight at the wheel and THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT COMPROMISE TO ACHIEVE.  Here the cutter has outdone himself.  And at the same time as producing one of the most perfect fancy colored diamonds that I have ever seen, the cutter manages to produce a clarity grade of VVS1, just below the coveted and seldom attained clarity of Internally Flawless.  Buy this super Intense Pink diamond while the price remains below $30,000.

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WCM261 - $33,500
2.05 carat
ASSCHER Cut, 
INTENSE Pure Yellow
SI1

INTENSE Pure Yellow 2.05 carat ASSCHER Cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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To me personally, this is one of the most spectacular diamond cuts bar none.  Also called a Square Emerald cut, where the majority of emerald cuts are rectangular in shape, the symmetry of the facet patterns creates a scintillation that literally sets the gem on fire.  A richly colored Daffodil or Saffron pure yellow diamond that is becoming more and more difficult to find without a secondary modifier of green or brown or orange (or some combination of same).  Prices for very well-cut Yellow diamonds have been on a steady rise over the last 5 years, and I see nothing to arrest this trend.  Since One in 10,000 diamonds mined is a yellow beauty, the law of statistics will keep yellow diamond prices firm for years to come.  Very eye-clean at SI1, this diamond comes with a full GIA certificate.  Asscher, the diamond cut of monarchs.

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WCM294 - $17,650.00
0.37 carat 
Radiant Brilliant Cut, 
DEEP Pure PINK
VVS2 


SOLD


Pure Pink diamonds are extremely rare.  And Pure Pink diamonds that are VVS2 Clarity graded are even rarer.  This diamond is almost Red, the depth of Pink is so saturated throughout the entire crystalline structure of the gem.  Wonderful Raspberry diamond that is very favorably priced in today's frenzied market for Pink diamonds.  Don't get discouraged by the size of the diamond; this is still considered a "large Argyle Pink diamond", and the most avid colored diamond collectors have many a diminutive gem in their extensive collections.  It is all about color in the rarified world of fancy colored diamonds.  Not much else needs to be said about this Deep Pink diamond.  The picture is worth more than 18,000 words.

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WCM288 - $12,750
2.37 total carats, Matched Pair, 1.08 and 1.29 carats
ROUND Brilliant Cuts, 
Deep Brownish Greenish Yellow
SI1 - SI2, Eye-Clean


Deep Brownish Greenish Yellow 2.37 tcw.  Round Cuts PAIR GIA Colored Diamonds
SOLD


Get ready for St. Patrick's Day a couple of months early!  Actually, this superbly matched set of Green diamonds is more of an Olive hue than a Shamrock hue.  Have them made into earrings for your Significant Other and you are ready to go to the most upscale Italian restaurant in town or for an evening at the Italian Opera.  Very unusual to get two diamonds with the exact color descriptions shared, AND sizes that are so close visually, that a viewer could not tell the ever so slight difference in diamond girdle circumferences and table widths.  When a lady's beaming face is between the two earrings, it is impossible to tell any difference from one Olive Green earring to the next ..... a PERFECT MATCH for very modest money.

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WCM273 - $4,200
1.01 carat
Round Brilliant Cut
DEEP Brownish Orangey Yellow
SI1, Eye-Clean

DEEP Brownish Orangey Yellow 1.01 carat Round Brilliant SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


Fall has arrived!  This is an autumnal combination of Brownish and Orangey hues set within a background of Deep Yellow tones; one can see the turning leaves swaying in the October breezes signaling the changing of the natural guard.  Mother Nature continues to amaze me with the diversity of colors produced within fancy colored diamonds.  In my opinion, this is a perfect starter diamond for the colored diamond collector or investor.  An inexpensive Eye-Clean Round Brilliant cut diamond, a rare cut by the way, of just over One Cart with a cornucopia of colors that makes you want to go out and start your Fall wardrobe.  For the men out there who are not afraid to sport a beautiful ring on one of their manly fingers, a yellow gold setting with two 1/3 carat white round diamonds would make quite a statement.  Any lady out there would also be more properly dressed with same ...... with two yellow rounds to frame this Work of Art.

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WCM246 - $15,650
1.52 carat
Radiant Cut, 
VIVID Yellow, Canary
SI2, eye-clean

VIVID Yellow 1.52 carat Radiant Cut GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


Yellow, Yellow Daffodil, tell me Spring has sprung.  This was a nursery rhyme when I was growing up, but the market for fancy Yellow diamonds has certainly matured over the last several years.  As always, being one of the most affordable colors in diamonds, Yellow is more popular than ever.  Although prices have moved up considerably over the last 4 to 5 years by some 50%, a pure yellow diamond of Canary moniker with Vivid saturation is well worth today's still modest asking price in relation to much less rare assets.  Given the emerging fact that more and more collectors and investors are entering the fancy colored diamond market, entry-level diamonds will see a bulge in demand that will likely accelerate price appreciation even more than recently.  Very well-made diamond with noteworthy GIA specifications.

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WCM282 - $49,750
1.18 carats
Pear Cut, 
VIVID Yellowish ORANGE
SI1


VIVID Yellowish ORANGE 1.18 carat Pear Cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


I wanted to show this most-affordable Orange diamond along with the more expensive and, naturally, more rare Pure Orange examples of this wondrous Citrus color. In many cases, a pure orange diamond will fluoresce a Yellow hue when exposed to Ultra-Violet light.  Sunlight contains UV wavelengths so even a pure Orange diamond will exhibit yellowish tones outdoors or by a window.  So you can almost duplicate the mosaic of colors in such a rare, pure Citrus Orange diamond by acquiring a Yellowish Orange or Yellow-Orange beauty for much less money.  It used to be, about 2 years ago, much, much less money, but the members of the trade have caught on to this reality of colored diamond physics, and pricing now more fully reflects the similar characteristics to Pure Orange.  I have spent months looking for large Yellowish Orange diamonds, and a one-carat plus gem such as this Orange Drop will not come along very often.  It will certainly not be any less expensive this time next year.

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WCM283 - $23,800
2.22 carat
ROUND Brilliant Cut, 
DEEP Brown ORANGE
VS1


DEEP Brown-ORANGE 2.22 Carat Round Cut VS1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


Ah, My Kingdom for a Large Cognac diamond!  Can't over-emphasize the value to be found in colored diamonds with Brown color components today.  Many dealers in the trade have erroneously discounted these gems as being less desirable for some unfathomable reason.  Maybe brown is associated with "dirty" colors, but Stephen Hofer correctly considers them to have an air of warmth not found in many other diamond color combinations.  And their true rarity/scarcity is not yet reflected in current pricing.  In any event, the mis-pricing still prevalent in the diamond industry for brownish tinted diamonds is to your advantage, so consider having at least two or three of these warm, richly-colored, Earthy gems in your portfolio or collection.  Forgot to mention that Orange is the predominant color in this Large Cognac diamond!


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WCM293 - $5,400.00
1.16 carat 
ROUND Brilliant Cut, 
DEEP Brown ORANGE
SI2 

DEEP Brown ORANGE 1.16 carat Round Cut SI2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


I recently described a similarly colored diamond to Stephen Hofer as a "Cognac", and I was politely corrected that Cognac diamonds have Brown as the predominant color.  So any of you English majors out there, please go through my site(s) and make the appropriate corrections pro bono.  The more I look at this diamond, especially the table facet, the more I begin to see Reddish tones, the eye's perception of Brown and Orange combined.  Technically in the world of fancy colored diamond connoisseurs, this is an Orange diamond with a Deep tonal level and a visible Brown modifier.  But the operative word here is:  "ORANGE".  Now I have made note throughout these erudite pages of specific diamonds that have had Orange as the predominant color, and I have correctly stated that these are sought-after, rare diamonds in the world of colored fancies.  Commercially, these "Orange" diamonds are more valuable than predominantly Brown or Cognac diamonds.  I am hereforth naming this diamond, "Fiery Desert Sun".  No extra charge for the moniker.

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WCM296 - $15,150
1.69 carat
Radiant Brilliant Cut
VIVID Yellow
SI2

Vivid Yellow 1.69 carat Radiant Cut SI2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


This diamond is truly a Canary Yellow diamond with a Saffron coloration totally permeating the gem.  Any investor interested in acquiring a portfolio of fancy colored diamonds cannot go wrong by starting out with a Vivid Yellow diamond.  Very affordable, very popular, and very beautiful.  And the radiant brilliant cut still remains the most popular of modern cuts, even though if only came onto the colored diamond scene as late as 1976.  A revolutionary cut that possesses a facet pattern designed to maximize the saturation of color emanating from the table and crown facets while still providing more than ample brilliance, fire, and scintillation.  Nice-sized gem with a modest price tag.  He or she who waits until 2008 to purchase their first colored diamond is going to pay considerably more as international investors get out of more and more devaluing Dollars as fast as they can.

 

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WCM249 - $152,000
0.91 carat
Cushion Cut, 
DEEP Orangey PINK
SI1

Fancy DEEP Orangey PINK 0.91 carat Cushion Cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


One of the most magnificent Pink diamonds we have seen in some time.  In reality, it is getting harder and harder to obtain any pink diamonds as the material coming out of the Argyle Mine continues to diminish from quarter to quarter.  So fine pink diamonds, this specimen with hints of Orange interspersed with a Deep Pink body color, are becoming rarer and rarer as we have been predicting for years now.  One could almost characterize this Strawberry diamond as slightly reddish, but Deep Pink is often confused with Red unless spectral analysis equipment is utilized to scientifically determine what wavelengths of color are actually present.  Some dealers consider Deep or Dark colored diamonds as dull, but there is nothing dull about a richly, uniquely saturated fancy colored diamond such as this; especially a colored diamond as well-cut as this diamond.  Note that most Pink diamonds have a secondary color modifier of Purple versus the ever so slight Orange of this diamond.  So point for point, this is a more rare Pink diamond than a Purplish Pink diamond.  Both Orange and Pink are "warm" colors, while Purple is considered a "cool" color, so this gem will definitely warm the heart of its future owner.  Prices for Argyle Pink diamonds are going to Double and Triple in the immediate years ahead, mark my words.

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WCM270 - $5,100
0.54 carat
Oval Cut, 
DEEP Brownish ORANGE
VS1


Fancy DEEP Brownish ORANGE 0.54 carat Radiant Cut VS1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
SOLD


Talk about a drop-dead gorgeous Cognac diamond!  I have always been partial to Brown and Brownish colored diamonds, but when the very rare color of Orange is the predominant color by a large margin in a Cognac diamond, the gem is very appealing to both investors and collectors.  While a Yellowish Brown, Orangey Brown, or Yellowish Orangey Brown diamond would trade at about $6,000 per carat for a less than 1 carat gem, the pricing on this superb work of Mother Nature's art more accurately reflects the true scarcity of this color combination.  As I have said in the past, and will say again if you will listen, Cognac and Brown colored diamonds are destined for much higher prices in the future as they continue to be under-priced in the trade in relation to their absolute numerical rarity.  They will continue to offer in the future, however,  one of the most affordable levels of entry into fancy colored diamonds.

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WCM286 - $8,500
0.53 carat
Radiant Cut, 
DEEP Orangey PINK
SI2


Deep Orangey PINK 0.53 carat Radiant Cut SI2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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The rush for Pink diamonds continues unabated.  Collectors and investors know that future supplies of "large pink" diamonds in carat weights greater than 20 points are going to be increasingly difficult to obtain, much less afford.  This Deep Pink diamond has a smattering of orangey hues very well interspersed within the body of the gem, so that the viewer sees an almost Burgundy Wine color through the table or top view.  The Deep tonal level in a colored diamond would suggest a "heaviness" or "dullness" in the total coloration for such a natural diamond, but rotating this diamond in a light source will convince the proud owner that the cutter did a masterful job of imparting life and fire from within the gem.  To me, Deep and Dark colored diamond provide a richness of color that Mother Nature may have struggled to imbibe into the naturally-form diamond rough.  A wonderful color for a fancy colored diamond, and at a price that makes a large Pink diamond just a phone call away.

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WCM292 - $114,500
10.06 carats
Cushion Brilliant Cut
DARK Greenish GRAY
SI2

DARK Greenish GRAY 10.06 carat Cushion Cut SI2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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Please read the discussion about Fancy Gray Diamonds for WCM Item 291 above, so I don't have to repeat myself here.  This 10 carat plus diamond has a lot going for it:  Very large size, dark tonal level of saturation, the color favored by royalty AND collectors in days of yore - Gray, eye-clean clarity which for a Gray diamond is a feat of Nature, very well-made cut, and a color that is literally hard to describe.  There is not any yellow that I can see in the gem to name it an "Olive", but what comes to mind from second-hand scenes of the English countryside, English Moss.  If one thinks that Gray is a dull color, Mother Nature heard you and added a splash of Dark Green throughout the crystalline structure of this gem.  A true collector's gem, that Mr. Hofer would love to grade since a Gray diamond in this carat weight is a rarity in itself.  Calling all true fancy colored diamond collectors!

 

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WCM300 - $4,950.00
1.27 carat 
Radiant Brilliant Cut, 
Deep Grayish Greenish Yellow
VS2 Clarity 

Deep Grayish Greenish Yellow 1.27 carat Radiant Cut VS2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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Appealing Olive tones in this well-made colored diamond in the ever-popular Radiant cut.  While many colored diamonds with this coloration are Chameleon type diamonds that change color when brought out of darkness or when they are slightly heated, this diamond maintains its color in all environments and conditions.  This Olive color in diamonds is under-appreciated in my view, especially for diamonds that do not exhibit the characteristics of "Chameleon type" diamonds.  A lot of natural fancy colored diamond for a modest price.  Great starter diamond for a budding colored diamond collector or as an addition to an existing collection.  Very Good Polish, Good Symmetry, and Medium Blue Fluorescence, the latter quite typical for predominantly Yellow diamonds under UV exposure.  An interesting combination of colors and qualities.

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WCM301 - $8,750.00
1.01 carat 
Cushion Brilliant Cut, 
PINK-Brown
SI2, Eye-Clean Clarity 

Fancy PINK Brown 1.01 carat Cushion Cut SI2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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There is a lot of Pink coloration in this fancy colored diamond.  The GIA grading system suggests at least a 30% component of Pink in this diamond, but I would wager that the composition of Pink hues is closer to 40% or 50%.  Only a Hofer colorimeter test would establish this fact.  As I have said many times before, the inclusion of Brown hues in a colored diamond incorrectly diminishes the diamond's value for many in the trade (and the investing public), but combinations of very rare colors such as Pink in a predominantly Brown diamond is still a very, very rare diamond.  Eventually, when Pink-Brown and Brown-Pink diamonds are virtually impossible to find, then will the members of the trade and the public finally realize that there never was a large available supply of these rarest of the Brown diamonds.  Buy now before the cat gets out of the bag.  

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WCM310 - $18,850.00
4.20 carat 
Radiant Brilliant Cut, 
Brownish Greenish Yellow
VS2 

Fancy Brownish Greenish Yellow 4.20 carat Radiant Cut VS2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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I am very partial to this Olive shade of Green, maybe it is my penchant for this exotic fruit that usually ended up in my Dad's martini's.  This Fancy Colored Diamond is a perfect example of how a modifying color such as Brown can add richness and depth of coloration to a diamond.  Natural sunlight will show many more Yellow highlights sparkling from this gem, but this specific set of very earthy colors provides a richly-saturated, Olive-toned diamond that will provide diverse characteristics from many viewing angles.  In some instances, the diamond will appear more of a Yellow diamond, in others, more of a Green diamond with the Brownish hues adding depth to both.  At about $4,500 per carat, this diamond is a very good buy for a fortunate buyer.  Is that buyer you?

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WCM298 - $48,500.00
0.51 carat 
Pear Brilliant Cut, 
DEEP Pure BLUE
SI1, Eye-Clean 

Fancy Deep Pure Blue 0.51 carat Pear Cut SI1 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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A "Deep-Sea" or "Azure" Blue diamond of exceptional saturation that possesses no secondary color modifier such as gray that is often found in primarily Blue diamonds.  This visual observation is confirmed by the recent GIA colored diamond grading report for this gem.  The grayish facet reflections seen in the image above are actually due to the diffraction of light as it passes through the gem and out primarily through the crown facets.  The color is so pure in this diamond that a skilled gemologist may make the case that this diamond is on the borderline of having graded a Vivid Blue ( the color class without any incorporation of black into the color mix ).  Very aggressive pricing at less than $100,000 per carat for a Pure Blue diamond.  Mis-pricing can occur in any asset market, and this Blue diamond is a perfect example of how knowledge of the fancy colored diamond marketplace can make some purchase decisions very easy to the astute investor/collector.

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WCM238 - $37,300
2.24 carat
Radiant Cut
Fancy VIVID Yellow 
SI2


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Another outstanding Canary Yellow diamond for your consideration!  With the Radiant style of diamond cut still one of the most popular for fancy colored diamond, this Vivid Yellow beauty is firing on all cylinders from a salability standpoint.  Remember that Yellow diamonds will be the entry point for the throngs of investors and collectors that are going to crowd into this tangible arena in the immediate years ahead.  Why not get a jump on this trend and buy this wonderful example of Mother Nature's Enhanced Diamonds before the general public gets wind of such rarity values.  Only one in 1,000 to 10,000 mined diamond rough carats are found to be Fancy Yellows today, and the number is 10 times rarer for Vivid Yellows.  Literally a field of daffodils in a very nicely sized colored diamond.


WCM229 - $38,500

PRISM RAYS COLLECTION

5 Piece "Light Passing Through A Prism" Diamond Set, Fancy, Intense & Deep Colorations Levels, 1.62 carats Total, VS2 - SI2 Clarities, All Eye-Clean, GIA & S. Hofer certified

 WCM Prism Rays Collection, Cutter's Lot
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WCM290 - $196,500
4.07 carat
OVAL Brilliant Cut
Brownish Orangey PINK
SI2


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There is an tremendous amount of color in this diamond for just being a Fancy PINK.  This observation can be tested via a Stephen Hofer colored diamond report, probably the very best in the diamond business.  If you have never read one, treat yourself to some of the most educative and engaging reading you have ever entertained regarding fancy colored diamonds.  Just because this diamond has two modifiers to it takes nothing from its absolute rarity and resultant market value.  At around $48,000 per carat, the sheer size of this Pink diamond in addition to its exceptionally rich Wine color make this gem a very good value.  Try looking for a very large Pink diamond such as this, and see how many your dealer or jeweler can come up with!  One hand will suffice to do the count.  We Americans are not alone in our love of Pink colored diamonds.  The world probably caught on well before we did, and some of the Pink rough that comes above ground today gets purchased by a collector even before the first pass at the cutter's wheel.  Maybe the equivalent of a second home in the Catskills, but over the next 5 to 10 years, I will bet you it outperforms that real estate.

 

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WCM291 - $15,750
0.36 carat
ROUND Brilliant Cut
FANCY VIOLET GRAY
SI3

Fancy VIOLET GRAY 0.36 carat Round Cut SI3 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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I just recently added a Fancy Gray diamond to my personal collection, and I was amazed to learn from the Stephen Hofer Colored Diamond Report that I obtained with it that Gray diamonds were highly prized by royalty and the aristocracy for centuries.  Why "Modern Man" has not followed suit has more to due to the frivolity of fashion tastes than an informed opinion based upon natural rarity.  Gray diamonds are generally abundant, but mostly in opaque, cloudy versions. The key feature that a collector/investor is looking for today is a clear, translucent Gray diamond, one considered a "gemstone" in the trade.  Many Gray diamonds have so many internal inclusions that actually product the gray coloration overall, that light is reflected just within the surfaces of the polished facets, and not from deep within as in this outstanding diamond.  Enough said about the desirability of a Gray Colored Diamond within a collection, but probably the most rare color found in diamond, Violet, gets a shared billing with the Gray in this very rare diamond.  The Gray component may not be so rare, but the Violet component (about 30% to 40% of total coloration) is Exceptionally or Exceedingly Rare as the experts would say.  Cheap, cheap, cheap Violet diamond.

 

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WCM302 - $29,500.00
3.78 carats
Radiant Brilliant Cut
Fancy Yellow
VS2

Fancy Yellow 3.78 carats Radiant Cut VS2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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Large Yellow diamonds are becoming more and more difficult to find due to their popularity and affordability; furthermore, since they are the "starter" color for many collectors, they have the widest field of interest amongst potential owners.  This almost-4-carat diamond has a very rich saturation for being a Fancy color grade, which says volumes about the cutter's ability to concentrate the yellow hues within the rough through the table and crown facets of the finished gem.  Hats off to the cutter also for the specifications shown on the GIA colored diamond grading report:  Excellent Polish and Very Good Symmetry, while Mother Nature weighed in by providing No Fluorescence emanating from the diamond for the purists out there.  Fluorescence is neither a good or a bad thing in a fancy colored diamond, leaving the criteria of white, colorless diamonds behind once again where a bluish tinge can downgrade a colorless diamond as less than Ideal.

 

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WCM311 - $25,300.00
1.01 Carat
Heart Brilliant Cut
VIVID Yellowish ORANGE
SI2, Eye-clean

VIVID Yellowish  ORANGE 1.01 carat Heart Cut SI2 GIA-certified Colored Diamond
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One highly-saturated and stunning colored diamond!  The Orange "dominant" color is so saturated from the table facet that the diamond appears to emit some Reddish tones.  Feel like you are viewing Fall mountainside foliage in the Berkshires?!!  There is a smattering of Yellowish tones within this Vividly saturated diamond, but the Orange colors are almost over-powering to the viewer, not at all a bad thing in a very, very rare diamond.  A citrus Orange moniker would not do this diamond justice, it is more a certain variety of Marigold flower that retains its brilliant color for weeks.  Of course, this diamond will retain its color for thousands of years hence, but hard to imagine that I will have access to this rare Vivid Orange diamond for any significant length of time.  Experienced collectors literally have radar that picks up the trail of such a magnificent all-natural gem.

 




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