What Is A Purple Diamond?

What Is A Purple Diamond

Have you ever heard of a purple diamond? Well, you may be wondering what a purple diamond is exactly. There is a ton of information to learn about the purple diamond, including if they are famous or not. Go ahead and take a look below for yourself to find some helpful information.

Where Are Purple Diamonds Found?

Purple diamonds can be found in very few locations. One of the biggest mines is in Australia. While it is not the only mine for diamonds, purple diamonds actually come from Sybir and Argyle. The majority of purple diamonds can be found in Northern Asia.

Why Are Purple Diamonds Purple?

You may be wondering why purple diamonds are purple. Well, a lot of chemistry went into the question of how diamonds get their color. Sometimes it can be due to absorbing radiation in the earth or even boron. However, for a purple diamond, the color is believed to come from hydrogen. The absorption of the lattice was once thought to cause the diamond to have a purple color.

Please do note that some real white diamonds have been treated to have a purple appearance. The purple color that has been created to make the diamond look purple is not a naturally occurring purple diamond.

Are Purple Diamonds Real?

The most common diamond that can be found is the white diamond. And just like the white diamond can be made artificially so can the purple diamond. But, please take note that a purple diamond is naturally occurring just as a white diamond or any other colored diamond for that matter.

It is always important to ask the seller if the purple diamond is naturally occurring. Sometimes a purple diamond can be a white color treated diamond. It is always a good rule of thumb to ask. That way you will know exactly what you are purchasing.

What Do Purple Diamonds Represent?

When it comes to the color of a diamond, it can hold a lot of meaning. White diamonds on engagement bands or even wedding bands are to signify your love and devotion to another. Did you know that purple diamonds can actually signify a similar meaning? A purple diamond is said to be a sign of peace, love, chastity or even truth.

You can find more information on what the meaning of diamonds are at https://www.color-meanings.com.

How Rare Are Purple Diamonds?

Did you know that purple diamonds are at the top of the list when it comes to the rareness of a diamond? Well, they certainly are. There are about 110 million carats of diamonds mined out of all the mines each year. Well, the purple diamond only makes up 2,000 carats worth. This makes them very rare.

How Much Are Purple Diamonds as Engagement Rings and Jewelry?

When it comes to a very rare diamond the price only gets higher. With the demand for diamonds, the price can get even more expensive. A purple diamond can go for about $6,000. That is on the low end of the market. Some purple diamonds can even reach a whopping million dollars. This is due to how rare the diamond is.

Please note that the setting that the purple diamond is in will make the price fluctuate also. It is good to take what kind of setting you would want when purchasing a purple diamond.

Are Purple Diamonds Famous?

Did you know that purple diamonds are very famous? Well, they certainly are! Below you can find a ton of information on some of the most famous purple diamonds ever. Some of them were even worn by royalty. Without further ado, take a look below to see for yourself some of the most famous purple diamonds!

  • The Royal Purple Heart
    This famous purple diamond is known for its very vivid purple color. It is a very large purple diamond. This purple diamond is actually from Russia. It comes to 7.34 carats. It got its name from its color and the beautiful heart shape that it has.
  • The Purple Orchid
    This purple diamond made it to the public in 2014. It comes from Hong King. It comes to a 3.37 carat and has a very stunning shade purple that draws attention. It is said to cost over 4 million dollars.
  • The Supreme Star
    This purple diamond gets attraction due to its slight color of crimson. It also has a very stunning shape and was discovered in 2002.

Before You Leave!

Hopefully, all of the above information was helpful. Purple diamonds are indeed a fancy. If you would like some more information on purple diamonds you can check out this YouTube video in the link.

Thanks for taking the time to read. Enjoy!

Carl A. Jones, GIA GG

Carl A. Jones is a GIA Graduate Gemologist with over 20 years of experience in the diamond industry. He is an independent jewelry appraiser. He specializes in determining the value of diamonds and advising consumers on how to buy quality diamond jewelry.

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