Natural colored diamonds are the best gems in the world

1/28/2021

Natural colored diamonds are the best gems in the world

The production of natural colored diamonds is a very rare phenomenon, about one in every 10,000 gems, and the science behind it is still an area of ​​active research. The huge heat and pressure accumulated in the earth's crust for billions of years pushed diamonds to the continent.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles (NHMLA) announced the upcoming "Diamonds: Rare Brilliance" exhibition details. This exhibition will bring together rare colored gemstones that have never been seen in the museum’s famous gem and mineral museum. The center of the exhibition will be "The Juliet Pink" and "The Argyle Violet". "The Juliet Pink" is a very rare pink diamond of more than 30 carats; "The Argyle Violet" is a blue-purple diamond with a dark gray tone. It was made in 2015. The Argyle Mine in Western Australia was discovered and was later named "The Argyle Violet".

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There are some amazing examples, such as a "The Rainbow Necklace" diamond necklace and the very rare Victorian orchid diamond. The exhibition will also reveal the rare properties of colored gemstones, the science behind natural colored diamonds, the interaction of light and chemistry to diamonds The color change brought about.

The Juliet Pink in this exhibition is set on a Duke’s necklace. The necklace is also set with 98.70 carats of pear-shaped and round-cut white diamonds. These diamonds are certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Type IIa diamonds have excellent chemical purity and clarity.

"We are very happy to share these gems with you. These gems are very rare in color, strength, quality and size, and you can feel the great charm from the rough stones and share them with museum visitors. To understand the behind each diamond Geology, physics, chemistry, and color equality provide a rare opportunity." said Dr. Aaron Celestian, curator of mineralogy at the NHMLA Association.

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The jewelry for this exhibition is provided by L.J. West Diamonds (a wholesaler of natural colored diamonds and diamond jewelry), and these jewelry will shine in the museum. In addition to The Juliet Pink, this exhibition will introduce to the American audience one of the rarest diamonds in the world-the dark gray blue violet diamond of "The Argyle Violet". No other known diamond has this combination of colors or the same clarity and size. It is the largest purple diamond found in the Argyll diamond mine.

The 9.17 carat rough diamond is an unusual shape, characterized by deep grooves and uneven surfaces. After more than 80 hours of cutting and polishing, the diamond in the Gem Vault view of NHMLA is a 2.83 carat oval, set in the ring.

The 6000-square-foot Gem and Mineral Pavilion in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles opened in 1978 and is one of the best gem and mineral exhibits in the world. Extensive collections are displayed in the hall. More than 2,000 spectacular specimens are displayed in two large galleries, totaling more than 150,000 specimens, making it the largest specimen collection in the western United States. The NHMLA Mineral Science Department has determined the museum’s world-class collections of minerals, rocks, gems, ores and meteorites, and is conducting research to further scientifically understand these materials. The department actively maintains the gem and mineral museum and provides scientific planning through the museum’s gem and mineral council.





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