The Flower Diamond -- the diamond necklace that you’ll never forget is one-hundred percent natural and is bound to stun any who have the pleasure of viewing it. The pear-shaped, modified brilliant-cut diamond showcases a flower shaped inclusion with six slender petals that can clearly be seen if wearing the necklace.
Mined in Minas Gerais, Brazil, the rough diamond was discovered at 6.23 carats and was recut to 3.02 carats in order to truly showcase the one-of-a-kind hydrogen inclusions in the heart of the stone. The hydrogen-cloud flower is perfectly symmetrical and every other petal is raised increasing the rarity of this natural marvel. Studied extensively in New York City by Wuyi Wang and Wendi Mayerson of the GIA Gem Trade Laboratory, the diamond was graded as a Fancy brown-greenish yellow, although the owner says that to the naked eye the diamond appears greenish. The Flower Diamond, now set in a pendant made of 18 karat yellow gold, is part of a platinum necklace with 32 carats of additional white diamonds.
The flower shape within the Flower Diamond is a collection of hydrogen cloud inclusions that formed naturally below the Earth’s surface and make this diamond one-of-a-kind. Similar to a snowflake, inclusions are unique and a natural marvel that cannot be replicated. Inclusions are small imperfections that become part of the diamond during the creation process. Thousands of miles beneath the earth’s surface over thousands or millions of years, diamonds are created due to extreme pressure and heat. This is not a flawless process and almost all diamonds have some form of inclusions. Entirely, perfect flawless diamonds are incredibly rare.
The Flower Diamond is the perfect example that inclusions are imperfections that should not be ignored or cut away. They are a symbol that the diamond formed naturally and make The Flower DIamond unlike any other.