The Victorian Orchid is an extremely rare gem; the diamond is among one of the rarest colors ever found in the natural color spectrum. Graded Fancy
Vivid Purple diamond, by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) with a clarity grade of SI2. This rare gem is fashioned in a cushion-cut shape at a
noteworthy 1.64 carats and is set in marvelous designer ring by Scott West.
The Fancy Purple is one of the rarest colors on the natural color diamond spectrum; only a handful have been discovered and documented. Its origin is thought to be connected to plastic deformation, though the exact nature of the defects responsible for purple coloration is not yet fully understood. Understanding the stone’s importance and color, the stone was named the “Victorian Orchid,” as the stone’s bright rich purple color is synonymous with the beautiful orchid flower. In many cultures the purple orchid is a symbol of good fortune, royalty, bravery and romance. From Ancient Greek poets to Confucius, Victorian hunters and modern growers, the orchid has always been strongly desired and captivated imaginations around the world for millennia. Confucius called the orchid “King of Fragrant Plants.” Orchids have been prized by Japanese royalty, the Aztecs and Mayans, and the ancient Greeks. Later, in Victorian England, One exotic orchid inspired a new frenzy, “orchidelirium.”