Style: Jeweled Tones

  • Harry Winston. A 10-carat vivid blue diamond ring. Price upon request (800.988.4110, www.harrywinston.com).
  • Leviev. A floral ring featuring a 1.98-carat, heart-shaped, vivid orange diamond center, as well as intense yellow, greenish yellow, intense blue, pink, green, and purple diamonds totaling 4.53 carats. Price upon request (212.763.5300, www.leviev.com).
  • Leviev. Earrings showcasing radiant-cut yellow diamonds weighing 18.75 and 18.47 carats, respectively, each mounted with a radiant-cut fancy yellow diamond and yellow pavé diamonds. Price upon request (212.763.5300, www.leviev.com).
  • Leviev. A ring highlighting an oval-shaped .67-carat vivid green diamond, which is surrounded by pink and white diamonds. Price upon request (212.763.5300, www.leviev.com).
  • Jacob & Co. A ring with a 3.02-carat vivid yellow center and two purple-pink diamonds weighing a combined 2.32 carats. $907,500 (212.719.5887, www.jacobandco.com).
  • De Beers. A floral brooch with a 10.33-carat yellow cushion-cut diamond and 375 additional diamonds. $850,000 (800.929.0889, www.debeers.com).
  • Bull’s Eye earrings with fancy light-yellow and white diamonds. Price upon request (212.355.9292, www.graffdiamonds.com).
  • Photo by Arnold Katz
    Scarselli. The Olympia Diamond Collection of rare stones featuring a 1.02-carat vivid blue-green diamond, a 2.17-carat vivid purplish-pink diamond, a 2.34-carat vivid orange diamond, a 2.13-carat vivid blue diamond, and a 1.01-carat vivid orange-yellow diamond. $15 million (212.768.1877, www.scarselli.com). Photo by Arnold Katz
  • Graff. A 70-carat light-pink diamond drop on a white diamond necklace. Price upon request (212.355.9292, www.graffdiamonds.com).
  • De Beers. The Enchanted Pink Lotus ring with fancy pink diamond center. $3,200 (800.929.0889, www.debeers.com).
  • Kwiat. Earrings with fancy intense yellow diamonds and white diamonds, from the Legacy Collection. $73,900 (212.725.7777, www.kwiat.com).
  • Photo by Arnold Katz

Over the past two years, colored diamonds have caused sensations in auction rooms around the globe, as several rare stones fetched record-breaking prices. These astounding transactions include the recent Christie’s sale in Hong Kong of a 5-carat vivid pink diamond that went for $10.8 million—or $2.16 million per carat. "There is a very limited supply of fine colored rough diamonds," says Rahul Kadakia, senior vice president and head of jewelry at Christie’s New York, who predicts that, because large-size colored stones are rarely discovered in the mines anymore, prices will continue to rise. These brightly hued stones, when they do come to market, generally tend to be smaller than white ones, so diamond houses are challenged to incorporate them into finished pieces that enhance, rather than diminish, their extraordinary color. The recently unveiled designs depicted here and on the following pages offer a taste of the many imaginative ways that distinctive jewelers—De Beers and Leviev, among others—have chosen to showcase the striking shades of these whimsical stones.

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