It is speculated that large purple diamonds can surpass even the reds when it comes to rarity (although this is not unanimously accepted among diamond experts and enthusiasts.)
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In line with our series on colored diamonds, we continue to share our admiration for one of the most beautiful and captivating colors of the spectrum; Purple.
Linked to courage, loyalty, strength, honor, and of course royalty, these gemstones certainly belong among the elites.
We often see auctions being dominated by blue and pink diamonds, but what about naturally colored purple diamonds? Despite being in high demand we almost never see these precious stones make headlines, and for good reason…they are rare!
Fancy purple diamonds account for only 0.2% of all colored diamonds unearthed, and those presented at auctions rarely surpass 3 carats. When these gems do show up however, they never fail to amaze. This was precisely the case for the absolutely stunning Purple Orchid diamond.
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Much like red, purple is an extremely rare hue in the world of naturally colored diamonds. For this reason, there are not many famous purple stones to talk about, especially when it comes to larger carat weights.
Diamonds are one of Earth’s natural beauties, formed centuries ago by elements compounding deep beneath the surface. Although diamonds can be many different color, sizes, or shapes, naturally fancy colored diamonds have generated perhaps the biggest thrill in diamond enthusiasts worldwide. Of about 10,000 diamonds mined, 1 is a natural colored diamond.