Saturday, 11 March 2017

Victorian Orchid Diamond ends appearance at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The 1.64 carat, cushion cut Victorian Orchid Diamond was loaned to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County for display by New York based Rio Diamond Manufacturing.

A very rare Fancy Vivid Purple diamond of SI2 clarity, the stone was found by Alrosa from the pipes of the Mir kimberlite field. The vast majority of purple diamonds from Siberian deposits are pale. Diamonds with higher purple color saturation are extraordinarily rare and extremely valuable.

The diamond will be made available to the firm's clients after the museum has completed its exhibition at the end of March 2017.