The stone in question was named Purple Orchid, and just in case you can’t figure out what’s so special about it, we’re going to tell you that natural colored diamonds are quite scarce in general, put purple diamonds are actually some of the rarest precious stones in the world. The history of the Purple Orchid has roots in South Africa, within a mine. After it was unearthed and transported, the diamond was polished with the utmost attention to detail for no less than 4 months before it obtained the exquisite, clear, bright purple color that reminds of a delicate purple flower.
Furthermore, the Pantone Corporation, which is the world’s leading authority on all things related to color, decided to make the purple hue of the Orchid the Pantone Color of the Year, which means that the diamond was unveiled at a very opportune moment. With a price tag of $4 Million, the Purple Orchid will be showcased during the Hong Kong Jewelry and Gem Fair that will take place between 15 and 19 September 2014.