Rare Colored Diamonds

On December 16, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles unveiled ‘Diamonds: Rare Brilliance’.

Well informed sources say that this is the most expensive collection the museum has ever exhibited. And the stars of the show are four exceptional colored diamonds never before visible to the public.


New York–based firm L.J. West owns each of the stones and all are set in jewelry. Measuring more than 30 carats, the extremely rare Juliet pink diamond is a show-stopping pendant in a white diamond necklace.


Equally exquisite is the 2.8-carat Argyle Violet diamond (the largest violet diamond ever unearthed at Australia’s Argyle mine), which resides in a ring encircled by a wreath of pink diamonds.


The illuminating Rainbow necklace (introductory image at top of article) features a vibrant array of 88 pink, orange, and yellow diamonds; and the Victorian Orchid ring spotlights a rare 1.6-carat purple diamond. The three-month exhibit is open to public through March 19, 2017.