The pinnacle of rarity among its peers for its extraordinary combination of size, color and clarity. The Argyle Violet is both a mystical beauty and a diamond of historic significance.
2.83 carat /Oval/ Fancy Deep Greyish Bluish Violet. (GIA)
The 2 carat argyle violet diamond is such an intriguing color amongst the color diamond world and our expert design team was truly excited to design something special for it. The idea for its ring design was to include inspiration from purple flowers and keep the setting simple. If you study the many purple flower types such as lavender, sweet pea, bell heathers and lilacs you will notice accent colors of pink and purple in and around the flower petals.. From here, we included 12 natural vivid pink diamonds from the Australian mine, which is very rare to have 12 stones match in color in similar size in color diamonds. The pink tones in these 12 diamonds have a mix of cherry to raspberry color hues that accent the lavender center stones color. The picture above is the final design for the 2 carat argyle violet diamond set in platinum, the ring was introduced at the Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles in 2016 with over 30,000 visitors coming to see the one of a kind diamond.
ART MEETS SCIENCE…
For more than 80 hours, the expert handcrafting of the history-making diamond took place with focused determination to unlock the single band of saturated violet color running through the heart of the stone.
The resulting 2.83 carat oval shape, with color grading of Fancy Deep Grayish Bluish Violet from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), is the only violet diamond of this color seen in the history of the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, making it unrivaled in its rarity.
IMPOSSIBLY RARE. - 9.17 CARAT ROUGH VIOLET…
The 2015 discovery of the 9.17 carat rough diamond, reminiscent of a meteor, the unusual rough diamond shape was characterized by deep grooves and an a uneven surface, bringing an other worldliness to this extraordinary miracle of nature.
Recognizing the significance of the diamond, a polishing plane employing a blend of science and technology was completed over many months - however the ultimate and final challenge rested in the careful and expert hands of a single master craftsman.
Formed more than one and half billion years ago, and hidden in the deep reserve of the Argyle Diamond Mine lay the promise of a diamond that was impossibly rare.