New York collector Larry West is the new owner of this 6.21-carat cushion-cut fancy intense pink-purple diamond
New York-based pink diamonds collector Larry West recently bought a 6.21-carat cushion-cut fancy intense pink-purple diamond from Russian miner Alrosa.
The stone was unearthed from Alrosa’s mine in the Yakutia region in eastern Siberia.
Larry West, owner of LJ West Diamonds, has an expansive collection of exceptional diamonds, some of which have been featured in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and international auctions.
“As global production declines, pink diamonds will become rarer and thus more valuable,” remarked West. “This is the first diamond from Russia that I bought directly from Alrosa. It possesses excellent characteristics and will certainly take a worthy place in my collection.”
The collector also received an electronic passport from Alrosa that includes a detailed visual history of the diamond’s extraction and production, as well as information about the craftsman. As part of the company’s traceability initiative, a short film is automatically generated on Alrosa’s digital platform based on information about the diamond.
Alrosa is building a name in the manufacture and cutting of fancy colour diamonds. The miner hosted its annual auction of fancy colour diamonds in Hong Kong last September and sold over 200 stones, all of which were accompanied by a digital passport that contained information about the diamond’s origin.