2021/2022 de Boulle Magazine

O R A N G E The element nitrogen — the same element responsible for color in yellow diamonds — causes a stone’s unique orange color when combined with other anomalies within the crystal structure. The level and position of nitrogen determines the strength and pu- rity of color. All orange diamonds are fiery and beautiful; ones with no modifying of secondary color are extremely rare. WHAT THEY MEAN Strength, power and confidence. P I N K Natural pink diamonds gain their appearance from subtle align- ment changes in a stone’s carbon atoms, known as atomic dis- tortion or lattice distortion. The arrangements of the atoms in the crystal from the heat and pressure in the earth determine the color a stone becomes. This is the same structural anomaly that causes a diamond to appear red, purple or brown. Most pink dia- monds today came from the Argyle mine in Australia, which has now been depleted. WHAT THEY MEAN Passion and power. R E D Red diamonds — the rarest of the fancy colored diamonds — get their appearance from subtle alignment changes in the carbon at- oms of the diamonds. They mostly exist in sizes below one carat. The source of most of the red diamonds today was the Argyle mine in Australia, which has now been depleted. Insider FYI: The largest documented red diamond was 5.11 carats. WHAT THEY MEAN Love — of course.

3.01 ct. fancy vivid orange, round- cornered square modified brilliant diamond surrounded by emerald- cut diamonds.

1.24 ct. fancy intense purplish pink diamond flanked by four emerald-cut diamonds (0.99 cts.) and pavé diamonds. Argyle Prima 1.20 ct. pear-cut, fancy red diamond.

To schedule a viewing of these rarefied stones, contact de Boulle at 214-522-2400 or 713-621-2400.


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