Until March 19, 2017 visitors to the Los Angeles Natural History Museum have a rare opportunity. On display are 4 rarely seen fancy colored diamond pieces. Like celebrities, fancy diamonds can be well documented in photographs, but patrons will get to view them in person.
The Juliet Diamond is a fancy intense pink over 30 carats- 30.03 to be exact. It was cut from a 90ct rough diamond found in South Africa and it currently set in a necklace with 98.70cts of round brilliant, pear, and marquise cut colorless diamonds (E and F in color) with VVS clarity (only higher clarity grade is an IF). Together it comes to 0.91 ounces approximately in diamonds ALONE!
The Argyle Violet is the largest diamond of that color ever found in Australia's Argyle Mine- a whopping 9.17cts in the rough. That means it was over 1.83 grams in the rough! Now cut it weighs 2.83cts and is considered one of the best Fancy Deep Grayish Bluish Violet diamonds.
The Victorian Orchid Vivid Purple is one of the very few diamonds of that color ever found. It is cut in the cushion shape and weighs 1.64cts.
The Rainbow Necklace is the last special item on display. It took 5 years to assemble! It is composed of 88 fancy colored diamonds set in 18k white gold; it weighs out to 35.93 carats.
For more information: https://www.nhm.org/site/
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