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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Leibish & Co. Unveils Vivid Colored Diamond Collection

1.44 carat, Fancy Vivid Blue, radiant shape, SI1 Clarity, GIA graded; price available upon request

Online natural colored diamond company, Leibish & Co., has unveiled a collection of 62 vivid fancy colored diamonds at the Hong Kong Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show that opened Monday and will run till Friday.

Covering every color of the rainbow the prices for the gems run from $1,800 to nearly $70,000 for a diamond, not including those where the price is available upon request. All of the fancy colored diamonds in this group have been graded “Vivid,” meaning that it has the highest saturation of color. They are rarest of all fancy colored diamonds, according to the Gemological Institute of America.

The company, founded by Leibish Polnauer in 1979, sells to dealers and consumers primarily online but through more traditional channels as well. Polnauer said he released this collection to allow a broad group of people to buy the gems.

“They are seen as an ultra-luxurious item, one that is tempting, desirable, and out of the reach of most people,” he said. “As a company we have always worked to change that perception of color diamonds. With this in mind, we have released these special and unique diamonds with the precise understanding that they are available to anyone to buy, not just those few auction goers. Anyone with an Internet connection, or happens to be visiting the Hong Kong show, can shop for our vivid color diamonds.”

Polnauer said the stars of the collection are:

* 1.44 carat, Fancy Vivid Blue, radiant shape, SI1 Clarity, GIA graded; price available upon request (top photo)

* 1.08 carat, Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink, cushion shape, GIA; price available upon request

* 5.01 carat, Fancy Vivid Yellow, emerald shape, VVS2 Clarity, GIA; price available upon request

* 0.79 carat, Fancy Vivid Orange, radiant shape, VS1 Clarity, GIA; $276,600

“These four diamonds … are exactly the ones that are most popular at auctions today, and that make headlines,” he said. “These colors at these sizes are the most difficult to find, and the intensity makes them even more precious.”

These four as well as the entire collection are available by following this link.

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