Purple diamonds

Basic facts about natural fancy purple colored diamonds.

Purple diamonds can have their color for two different reasons – into the violet range, the color is caused by the existence of hydrogen in the atomic structure of the crystal and into the purple-pink range the color can be caused by the post growth plastic deformation of the crystal due to high pressure after the diamond was formed millions of years ago.

Most often purple diamonds will come with secondary hues like grey, pink, brown or red.
They are mined in Brazil, Australia, Siberia and Northern Asia and very rarely found in bigger sizes over 2ct.

The color purple symbolizes magic, mystery, royal power and often related to meditation and religion.

Famous purple diamonds

One of the largest purple diamonds to date is “The Royal Purple Heart”, mined in Russia. It is a fancy vivid purple heart shaped diamond of 7.34ct.
The famous basketball player Kobe Bryant gave his wife an 8 carat fancy colored purple diamond ring, valued $4 Million USD in 2003, as an apology for infidelity, 3 days after he was charged with rape.

Investing in purple diamonds

Because of their extreme rareness and continuously growing demand, the prices tend to double every 5 years which makes them a very good investment – if you can find one!
The pure purple diamonds tend to be almost as rare as red diamonds. They are far more valuable without with secondary hues with the exception of purple-red diamonds which are equally valuable as the pure purple diamonds. For investing purposes diamonds with more intense and pure colors will present the best opportunities.

Natural Fancy IntensePink-purple diamond
PP14-23
Cushion 2.04 SI1
Fancy Intense Pink-purple
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyGrayishPink-purple diamond
DYHK
Cushion 1.36 I2
Fancy Grayish Pink-purple
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyPink-purple diamond
2018185
Heart 1.01 color only
Fancy Pink-purple
Retail price: $15,150.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyPink-purple diamond
DENPHL-18-M
Marquise 0.79 VVS1
Fancy Pink-purple
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyPinkishPurple diamond
PNA20-2-1
Cushion 0.51 SI2
Fancy Pinkish Purple
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy DeepPink-purple diamond
BED8414
Pear 0.50 SI2
Fancy Deep Pink-purple
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy DarkBrown-purple diamond
HK16-P-7
Pear 0.45 SI2
Fancy Dark Brown-purple
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyGrayishPink-purple diamond
49
Cut-Cornered Square 0.42 SI1
Fancy Grayish Pink-purple
Retail price: $7,276.50 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyPink-purple diamond
544
Round 0.39 SI2
Fancy Pink-purple
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyPink-purple diamond
HK18-J-22
Pear 0.20 SI1
Fancy Pink-purple
Retail price: $3,300.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyPink-purple diamond
517
Round 0.11 color only
Fancy Pink-purple
Retail price: $1,980.00 Exc. VAT

Total diamonds in this category: 11