The color VIOLET in diamond is
almost as rare as the color Red, just try finding a
predominantly Violet diamond in the marketplace. This
diamond could have been graded a Gray Violet diamond since the
side view, the second image, shows a preponderance of Violet
coloration versus Grayish hues. At over a carat, this
diamond is a true rarity and will not last long at this price.
Being Eye-Clean at SI1 Clarity also adds to its value since most
violets have some visible inclusions.
As Pink diamonds have gotten a little pricey at this junction
with all of the publicity about them, especially any that have
Argyle provenance, my inclination is to continue to concentrate
my sales efforts in the Purple, Violet, Cognac, and unique Gray
diamonds. Find excellent value for clients and present
them with top-drawer specimens that will survive the test of
time and markets with respect to holding and gaining value.
While the GIA Colored Diamond Report is called a "color only"
report in the trade, this gem has been analyzed by one of my
overseas gemologists with GIA training who grades the diamond at
the SI1 level of Clarity. Very eye clean diamond worthy of
the most discriminating buyer who either collects fancy colored
diamonds and/or invests in them.
EuroLand has entered into its own massive Quantitative Easing
regimen this date, printing Euro's to buy Government Bonds
issued in the Eurozone, a la the very misguided past policies of
the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Euro won't be worth a plug
nickel at this rate, and Europeans know well what the ravages of
currency debasement look like! Americans had better take a
page from world history, and get out of Dollars that have
nothing truly backing them and are printed at will at the whim &
folly of the U.S. Central Bank.
THIS VIOLET DIAMOND IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO GET OUT OF DOLLARS
AND ACQUIRE A VERY PORTABLE STORE OF VALUE.