One hopes to find no traces of nitrogen in a white diamond, but the very opposite is true with fancy coloured diamonds. The more nitrogen present in the stone, the stronger its saturation and colour. An exceptional example is this Asscher-cut fancy vivid yellow, flawless diamond weighing a remarkable 8.88 carats.
In the Orient the number 8 symbolises fortune and bestows power and great wealth. Appropriately dubbed "The Fortune Diamond", this gem is an example of what can be achieved when no compromises are made in the cutting of a diamond. Not only has it obtained the GIA qualification as a vivid yellow, flawless stone of excellent polish and symmetry, it has also been perfectly proportioned to move light within its facets in an evenly distributed manner creating an effect of tremendous scintillation.