Purple Diamonds

Pure natural purple diamonds are so rarely found or available on the market as to make them almost non-existent. They usually contain pink or gray modifiers, which as a consequence prevents them from receiving a fancy purple grade in laboratory reports.

There is a range of mixed purple colors available on the market, including pinkish-purple, grayish-purple or purplish-pink, in hues of lilac or lavender.
Purple diamonds are believed to have been created as a result of extremely high pressures during their rise through the earth. Subsequently, purple stones often contain impurities because of the rough conditions to which the stones were subject. However, this is a known fact and not considered to work against these diamonds as long as they do not work heavily against their overall beauty.

Most of the pure purple diamonds come from Russia, whereas the provenance of grayish or pinkish purple diamonds is often the Argyle mine in Australia.
Purple Diamonds are usually found with these secondary hues: Pink, Pinkish, and Greyish Pinkish.

The intensity grades for Purple diamonds are Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid and Fancy Deep, and they depend on the secondary colors in the stone.


Natural red diamonds are the rarest of all natural color stones. So much so that fewer than 10 such diamonds are produced annually in the whole world.


Looking to create a spectacular piece of natural colored diamond jewelry? Contact Shelley & Co for advice and how we can find the exact diamonds that you require for elegant jewelry.

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