It’s The Great Pumpkin!

Nope.  Not talking about the beloved children’s animated special.  We’re talking diamonds here.  An orange diamond to be precise.

The Pumpkin Diamond is a diamond weighing 5.54 carats (1.108 g), and was rated in color as Fancy Vivid Orange by the Gemological Institute of America. This may seem small when compared to other famous diamonds, but the Pumpkin Diamond is, in fact, one of the largest Fancy Vivid Oranges the GIA reports having rated and is unique compared to other orange diamonds because it is light-colored and notably intense.

Formerly referred to simply as the 5.54 Vivid Orange, Winston named the diamond “The Pumpkin Diamond” when he bought it the day before Halloween. After buying the Pumpkin, Winston proceeded to have the diamond set in a ring between two smaller white diamonds.

Orange diamonds come in a variety of shades, ranging from faint orange to deep, vivid orange. It has long been believed that the color is a result of a nitrogen impurity in the carbon crystal structure. However, experts disagree about what causes the orange in diamonds.  Orange diamonds come in a variety of shades, ranging from faint orange to deep, vivid orange. It has long been believed that the color is a result of a nitrogen impurity in the carbon crystal structure. However, experts disagree about what causes the orange in diamonds.

Not quite as spooky, but another famous orange is The Koi Diamond.  The Koi is a multi-hued orange and white diamond weighing 32 carats, which has been cut in the shape of Japan’s celebrated Koi fish. The pattern of colors adds to the resemblance and makes the Koi Diamond one of the most unique fancy-colored diamonds in the world.

 

Wikipedia

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. “The Splendor of Diamonds.”

“Inspired By Legend, Born of Passion, The Koi Becomes A Diamond,” Luxurious Magazine

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