This magnificent fancy intense orangy-pink diamond ring, weighing approximately 6.82 carats, was designed by the prominent London jeweler, David Morris. Cut in a modified rectangular shape, this piece is special in its refined craftsmanship and the rarity of the central stone.
Natural pink diamonds, caused by an anomaly in the crystal lattice of the stone, have always been considered extremely rare. Historically found in India in the famous Golconda mines, the most famous pink diamond is perhaps the 185 carat "Darya-i-Noor", or "Sea of Light", cherished by the Mogul rulers of India.
Pink diamonds can have different color modifiers ranging from brown to orange to purple. Orangy-pink diamonds, such as Mrs. Kelly's ring, are referred to as "Aurora" for their sunset-colored hue. Colored diamonds, especially pinks, are very difficult to cut from their rough form. If not calculated correctly, the soft color could be lost or disappear completely. The stone must be cut to maximize the color, yield the largest size and retain the stunning brilliance diamonds are famous for.