For decades the West family have traveled across the world to source some of the most rare and exceptional fancy color diamonds to have ever been known to exist.

Romantic and beautiful, scientists believe these exquisite gems are formed as the product of high stress – intense heat and pressure over billions of years until they are pushed up out of the Earth from under continents.

This past winter at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Gem and Mineral Vault was home to four of nature’s rarest colorful diamond masterpieces.  Discover the amazing properties of colored gemstones that were part of the exhibition, the science behind natural colored diamonds, and how the interplay of light and chemistry gives diamonds color.

The science behind the diamonds is as mesmerizing as they are!

 
 
 Diamonds Rare Brilliance - The Juliet Pink Diamond, Argyle Violet, Victorian Orchid Vivid Purple and Multi-Color Diamonds were on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Diamonds Rare Brilliance - The Juliet Pink Diamond, Argyle Violet, Victorian Orchid Vivid Purple and Multi-Color Diamonds were on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.