Most people think of diamonds as being exclusively transparent stones, and think of other stones like rubies and emeralds as being colored stones, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Look no further than the Hope diamond for a very famous example of a colored diamond. The Hope diamond is deep blue, but it’s just one example of a lovely colored diamond. Three of the more beautiful, and valuable colors of diamonds are Orange, Red and Pink Diamonds.
In 1990 a Brazilian farmer found an almost 14 red diamond stone. Now named the Moussaieff Red Diamond, it weighs 5.11 carats and was cut into a Brilliant or Trillion cut stone. Red diamonds are often found in Brazil, with another example being The Rob Red Diamonds, found in an ancient river deposits in the interior of brazil.
Pink diamonds are more prevalent, and consumers can purchase them from traditional jewelry stores such as Tiffany & Co. Recently one of the biggest diamond mining companies in the world, Rio Tinto introduced a line of Pink Diamonds, the Argyle Pink Diamonds, which will introduce more and more consumers to the particular beauty of the pink stones. Of course, there is one very famous and very fictional Pink Diamond, The Pink Panther, made popular by the 1963 film of the same name.
There are many professional jewelry who go their entire career without seeing an orange diamond due to their scarcity. But that just makes them all the more valuable. A naturally occurring orange diamond can be fare more valuable, carat for carat, than other colors.