Leibish & Co. and a $4 million purple diamond

Israeli online jewelry retailer Leibish & Co. has unveiled a 3.37-carat bright lilac VS2 clarity diamond called the Purple Orchid.

Natural colored diamonds in general are very rare, but diamonds with a purple hue are almost impossible to find. After the diamond was found in South Africa, it was polished for 4 months, after which the jewelers discovered a diamond with a gorgeous rich purple hue of an orchid.

There was no better time to announce the discovery of the rarest diamond worth $4 million: Pantone recently announced that the color of the year would be orchid purple. Pantone, the corporation that owns the printing color standard also used in making paints and dyeing fabrics, described Radiant Orchid as “a mesmerizing harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink that inspires confidence and exudes an atmosphere of joy, love and health.”

The Purple Orchid Diamond will be introduced to the public for the first time at the upcoming Hong Kong Jewelry and Gem Fair.

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