Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds have a very romantic appeal with touch of mystery perhaps due to their elusive nature. These diamonds are extremely rare and belong to the purple diamond family.
Although violet is recognised by the GIA as a color in its own right and comes in different hues and intensity, the color appears as a combination of blue and purple diamonds. The scarcity of Fancy Colored Violet Diamonds results in very high prices for these stones and as with Fancy Colored Loose Orange Diamonds, the GIA rarely grades diamonds as pure violet.
The vast majority of Fancy Colored Violet Diamonds originate from the famous Argyle Mine in Kimberley, Western Australia.
Like all diamonds within the family of Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds, the coloration of Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds is created by natural impurities which change the color of the diamond during formation. It is thought that Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds get their color from the presence of hydrogen when they are forming beneath the earth.
Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds have only recently been recognised by the GIA as a separate color. A degree of controversy still surrounds the classification of violet as a separate color as many believe that is a member of the purple diamond family.
From a scientific and gemological perspective the existence of two distinct colors violet and purple is proven on the basis of how the color is created within the diamond. The presence of the color purple is caused by deformities in the diamond's atomic matrix whereas the coloration of violet is due to the presence of hydrogen, wo distinct processes and therefore two distinct colors of diamond – violet and purple.
Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds only show in a few levels of color intensity as defined by the GIA grading scale. They are present only in fancy violet, fancy dark violet and fancy deep violet. They usually exhibit gray or blue as a secondary hue, and whilst these are without doubt beautiful diamonds in their own right, they do not attract high prices.
Pure Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds with no secondary overtone very rarely occur naturally and the violet colored diamonds that are found in nature usually appear with gray or blue as a secondary hue. The most common overtone combinations found in violet diamonds are Pink, Pinkish, Blue, Bluish, Purple, Purplish and Gray, Grayish.
Pure Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds are extremely rare and when found they are generally of less than one carat in size. In fact in 32 years of mining for Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds, only 12 carats of polished stones have been produced. Place this figure in comparison to over 133 million carats of other colored and colorless diamonds produced during the same time scale and this shows just how rare Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds are.
However, even though pure Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds are very rare they are not considered as rare as fancy red diamonds and fancy blue diamonds by investors and collectors.
What must be borne in mind when considering the investment potential of Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds is that the value of any of the colors of Natural Fancy Colored Loose Diamonds is largely determined by the purity of the color. Therefore as the vast majority of Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds contain secondary hues; their value for investment will not be as great as those colored diamonds which exhibit greater purity of color.
Until very recently there had not been any famous Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds of note, however this changed with the discovery of an incredibly rare pure violet diamond in The Argyle Mine in Western Australia in May 2016.
The ‘Argyle Violet’ has been heralded as possibly one of the rarest gems ever found. When it was pulled from the ground at The Argyle Mine it weighed a staggering 9.17 carats and has now been polished down to 2.83 carats.
The ‘Argyle Violet’ was described to the world’s media by Patrick Coppens, General Manager of Sales for Rio Tinto Diamonds (the owners of The Argyle Mine) as: "Impossibly rare and limited by nature, the Argyle Violet will be highly sought after for its beauty, size and provenance. This stunning violet diamond will capture the imagination of the world's leading collectors and connoisseurs."
Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds have the romantic appeal of pink diamonds with a contemporary twist. They look fabulous within the setting of an engagement ring for a lady who dares to be different and move away from traditional Colorless Diamonds.
Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamonds look equally as stunning within a necklace, bracelet, cocktail ring, wedding band or any other piece of jewelry to create a timeless classical look.
The very best way to care for your item of Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamond Jewelry is to entrust the cleaning process with a diamond specialist jeweler who will carefully power steam your violet diamond jewelry to remove the build-up of any dirt and grime that inevitably occur during wear.
If you wish to clean your Fancy Colored Loose Violet Diamond Jewelry yourself then only use the very softest brush such as a toothbrush and a gentle soap ensuring that you rinse the item thoroughly under warm water and dry carefully with a polishing cloth after cleaning.
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