Lotus Jewelers is a natural colored diamond specialist. The color of these diamonds is a result of the natural processes happening in the earth when these diamonds are created. We do not market artificially colored diamonds or irradiated diamonds. Colored diamonds we offer include red, orange, blue, green, pink, and yellow.
We are proud to offer Colorado’s most extensive natural fancy colored diamonds available. Our inventory includes red, orange, blue, green, pink, and yellow diamonds. Loose, diamond rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Single stones 1.00 carat and up, and less than 1.00 carat. Pairs, fancy shapes, and melees. Most of our diamonds carry GIA certificates.
We offer private showings of fancy colored diamonds to our customers. Contact Avie Gupta at 303-703-4700 to schedule a private consultation at our Boutique for Natural Colored Diamonds.
WHY INVEST IN NATURAL FANCY COLOR DIAMONDS?
The first question that comes to mind is: “Why invest in Natural Fancy Color Diamonds?” Many pages and hours can be dedicated to discussing all the reasons and justifications to doing so, but in short it can be said:
“For the last 20 years, fancy color diamonds have shown a consistent increase in value, both in overall as well as in per carat, that no other real asset has ever shown.”
Let’s answer this imperative question with the top reasons. Listed below, in no particular order, are explanations to why investing in Natural Fancy Color Diamonds makes sense.
Rarity & Value
Every Color of the Rainbow
Natural Fancy Color Diamonds have been discovered in every color of the rainbow and more, from the rare brown and yellow diamonds to the rarest red and purple diamonds. The physical conditions necessary to color a diamond naturally occur very scarcely, making natural color diamonds extremely rare. Natural Fancy Color Diamonds are miracles of nature. There is only a 1 in 10,000 chance that any diamond will possess any natural color, whether that color is pink, green, yellow, blue, brown, grey or any shade in between.
From Everywhere around the Globe
Natural Fancy Color Diamonds come from specific parts of the world, even specific mines. The Argyle mine in Western Australia is the only consistent source of pink diamonds. Many purple diamonds come from Siberia and green diamonds are often found in South America. Yellow and blue diamonds are most likely to be found in Southern Africa. Even though these mines produced Natural Fancy Color Diamonds, they only account for about 0.01% of their production. Over billions of years deep in the earth, improbable circumstances created natural color diamonds. Minute amounts of trace elements interacting with carbon atoms brought about the natural color in these diamonds. Tiny amounts of nitrogen created yellow and orange shades. Boron crated blues, and hydrogen produced violet. Tremendous pressure occasionally would realign or twist th ediamond’s crystal structure, creating rted, pnk, purple and brown diamonds. Millions of years of natural radiation generated green diamonds with endless variations in color. While teatments that can artificially change the color of some colorless diamonds exist, Natural Fancy Color Diamonds are, by definition, not treated in any way. The color was determined billions of years ago, to become one of nature’s miracles.
Supply & Demand
There has been recent increased awareness of Natural Fancy Color Diamonds on a global scale. Only 0.01% of the global diamond supply is considered a Natural Fancy Color Diamond, therefore the gap between natural supply and demand has exceeded 2:1. Even though there is an increase in supply, it is still only equal to half the increase in demand. This translates to a significant appreciation in the market.
Natural Fancy Color Diamonds meet the qualifications of being both an investment and as a thing of beauty to be enjoyed, similar to a piece of art. An individual can actually derive enjoyment from his/her diamond investment, unlik other traditional investments such as bonds, stocks, or even other financial products.
The benefit of owning a Natural Fancy Color Diamond in comparison to other financial instruments (such as stocks, bonds, and otehr traditional investments) is the fact that it is a real, tangible asset. Meaning you have the ability to physically handle the investment.
Throughout history, whenever there was political instability or individuals had to leave their place of residence out of haste or fear, they were unable to transport all their assets in an easy an undetectable fashion. By converting their assets and belongings into the form of diamonds, they were able to move around freely. They would leave countgries and continents with incredible sums of wealth safely in their pockets. Recently, a 307 year old sunken ship was found on the east coast of South America carrying one of the largest ever treasures from Europe. IT was alledgedly carrying over $500 million worth of diamonds and precious metal in a mere single trunk size box. That is quite a lot of wealth in just one small space.
Red diamonds are the rarest diamonds of all. Not many jewelers can get a live first look at a single red diamond. Making these stones even more interesting is the fact that there is not a single red diamond in existence that weighs more than 5.11 carats. The Moussaieff Red, the largest, most famous Fancy red diamond in the world, is only 5.1 carats and has an estimate value of $20 million today.
In November 2007, Christie’s Geneva sold a Fancy Purplish Red diamond weighing 2.26ct for $2.7 million to jeweler Laurence Graff. It was the largest red diamond that ever made it to any auction house and it beat the world record for price per carat for red diamonds at $1,180,340 per carat.
The previous record was held by the Hancock Red, also one of the most famous red diamonds, with $926,316 per carat in 1987.
Acclaimed Red Diamonds
The famous Moussaieff Red, and the Hancock Red.
Orange diamonds are rare and only a handful has made their way to the auction houses.
The most famous orange diamond is the Pumpkin Diamond, a 5.54ct Vivid Orange diamond mounted in a ring. Ronald Winston bought it on November 30th, 1997 at Sotheby’s auction for $1.3 million. At present, this orange diamond ring is valued at over $3 million.
Another orange diamond was sold in October 2011. A 4.19ct Cushion-cut, Fancy Vivid Orange diamond sold for $2.96 million – a breakthrough in the world record of Fancy Vivid orange diamonds at $705,669 per carat.
The most recent significant Orange Diamond sold was 14.82ct Fancy Vivid Orange Pear shape, VS1. This stone sold for $35.54 million in 2015 at Christie’s Geneva.
Acclaimed Orange Diamonds
The famous Pumpkin Orange Diamond, and Fancy Vivid Orange diamond.
Where Are Blue Diamonds Found?
Blue diamonds are mined in South Africa, India, and Australia.
Blue Color Characteristics
Blue diamonds are the second rarest natural color diamond on earth, which makes them highly desireable, unique, and excellent investments. Blue diamonds come in a variety of color tones and saturation with additional colors such as green and grey. Vivid, Intense, Fancy, and Light.
In April 2011, Sotheby’s sold a Flawless Marquise-shaped Fancy Vivid blue diamond of 3.18ct mounted in a flower shaped ring for $3.2 million.
Most recently, a 12.03 ct Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond was sold in November 2015 at Sotheby’s in Geneva for a whopping $48 million.
Acclaimed Blue Diamonds
The Hope Diamond is the most famous blue diamond in history.
It’s story is legendary as it has endured theft, revolutions, wars, redesign, curses and family feuds for over 450 years.
The Hope Diamond has been blamed for the French Revolution and the downfall of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. The story is that the diamond was stolen from one of the eyes of the sculpture of Sita, a Hindu goddess. After it’s theft, the Hindu priests placed a curse on the Hope Diamond.
The earliest recorded existence of the Hope Diamond is 1812. Today, if you visit the Smithsonian, the Hope Diamond is there on display for you to see. The Hope Diamond is thought to be the largest natural deep blue color diamond at 45.52 carats.
Other famous blue diamonds include the Heart of Eternity. Revealed in 2000, this heart shaped natural blue diamond is free of curses and bad luck. It is 27.64 carats.
Acclaimed Green Diamonds
The famous Dresden green diamond.
Pink diamond enthusiasts can enjoy more supply of fancy pink diamond as the Argyle mine consistently produces rare pink diamonds.
In May 2011, a 10.99ct Emerald cut Fancy Pink diamond sold at Sotheby’s Geneva for the incredible price of $10.9 million.
In November 2010, Sotheby’s sold The Graff Pink, a 24.78ct potentially flawless diamond for an astounding $46.2 million.
The most famous Martian Pink, a 12.04ct round shaped fancy pink diamond sold for an amazing an unexpected $17,485,300 at the Christie’s auction in Honk Kong in 2012.
Most recently, the Unique Pink, a 15.38ct fancy vivid pear shaped diamond sold for $31.6 million at the Sotheby’s Geneva auction in May of 2016.
Acclaimed Pink Diamonds
The famous Graff Pink diamond.
The yellow diamond is a good place to start. Although yellow diamonds are thought to be one of the more obtainable diamonds, thus less rare; the Fancy Vivid and Intense color grades of yellow diamonds are relatively uncommon finds.
In June 2011, Christie’s New York auctioned a pair of ear pendants, each of which has an incredible cut-cornered square fancy yellow diamond mounted in a platinum and gold setting. Each yellow diamond was 17.77ct and 17.80ct respectively. This pair of earrings sold for $722,500.
In September 2011, also at Christie’s New York, The Vivid Yellow – a giant, flaming, highly saturated fancy vivid yellow diamond of 32.77ct – was sold to an anonymous buyer for a whopping $6.6 million! The pear-shaped diamond had such an intense deep golden yellow hue that GIA described it as one of the rarest gemstones in its class. The selling price of $201,000 per carat put this Vivid Yellow in the same rank as the Golden Drop, a pear-shaped yellow diamond weighing 18.49ct, which was sold for $203,000 per carat at Christie’s London in June 1990.
One month later, an Internally Flawless Fancy Intense yellow diamond weighing 43.5ct was sold for $2,843,623 in Cleveland, OH. This rectangular, large yellow diamond – called The Golden Eye diamond – was seized in a drug sting in Ohio. It made the purchase not only worth its price for the precious stone, but also for the story behind it.
On November 15, 2011, Sotheby’s Geneva sold The Cora Sun Drop Diamond – the largest pear-shaped Fancy Vivid yellow diamond weighing 110.03ct of South Africa origin – for $12.3 million. This sale broke the world’s yellow diamond price record.
In December 2011, a cushion-shaped Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond weighing 43.36ct was sold for $2,642,467.
Acclaimed Yellow Diamonds
The famous Tiffany Yellow diamond.