‘Impossibly rare’ violet diamond found in Australia

Rare violet diamond was found at Australia’s remote Argyle mine, it’ll be the centrepiece of metropolis Tinto’s annual pink diamonds showcase. (Representative image)

SYDNEY: A rare violet diamond, the biggest of its kind ever found at Australia’s remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of rio Tinto’s annual pink diamonds showcase, the company same Tuesday.

The rough gem, discovered in August 2015 at a mine wherever over ninety p.c of the world’s pink and red jewels area unit made, originally weighed nine.17 carats and had etchings, pits and crevices.
After weeks of assessment, the Argyle Violet was polished right down to a two.83 carat, oval-shaped diamond.

“Impossibly rare and restricted naturally, the Argyle Violet will be extremely sought after for its beauty, size and root,” metropolis Tinto Diamonds chief of sales, patrick Coppens, same during a statement.

Rio Tinto didn’t place a figure on its price, however same it had been assessed by the Gemological Institute of America as a notable diamond with the color grade of Fancy Deep achromatic blue-black Violet.

It is not glorious however diamonds acquire their colored tinge however it’s thought to come from a molecular structure distortion as the jewel forms within the crust or makes its thanks to the surface.

Diamonds for sale as a part of the annual Argyle pink diamonds tender will fetch US$1-2 million a carat. As a basic rule of thumb, pink and red diamonds area unit price about fifty times over white diamonds.

Diamonds for sale as a part of the annual Argyle pink diamonds tender will fetch US$1-2 million a carat. As a basic rule of thumb, pink and red diamonds area unit price about fifty times over white diamonds.
Rio Tinto same violet diamonds were very rare with solely twelve carats of polished stone made for the tender in thirty two years.

“This gorgeous violet diamond can capture the imagination of the world’s leading collectors and connoisseurs,” Argyle pink diamonds manager Josephine Johnson same.
The 2016 tender can begin personal trade viewings in June and visit copenhagen, hong kong and new york, rio Tinto same.

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