Discovered during the first decade of the 21st century in Congo, this exceptional diamond had an initial gross weight superior to 60 carats. It has been cut in 2008 in Anvers (Belgium), by one of the most famous lapidary of the place specialized in the cutting and polishing of rare diamonds.
The Koi Diamond ®, for a long time kept into a safe, has now reappeared for the great viewing pleasure of the public.
The colors of this sole and unique 32+ carat diamond evokes the well-known Koi fish legend and sacred symbolism cherished by East Asians.
The gradations of color of white, orange, light yellow, dark blue and black colors in this diamond are reminiscent of ancient Chinese brush painting. The Koi Diamond has been certified by the GIA (Gemological Institute Of America). Established in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. Within the history of this famous Institute, they have never seen before a color diamond with such characteristics, which make it really unique.
Thomas M. Moses, Senior Vice President of the GIA, has particularly been seduced by the koi diamond colors.
The recognition of the world’s most prominent experts in diamond highlights the true dimension of the Koi Diamond ® in the history of gemology.
For over two thousand years, the Koi legend enthralled and inspired people in China. It is a story of endurance and beauty. Visually captivating, Koi fish are described as swimming up the Yellow River, their body flashing in the sunlight and glittering like a million living diamonds. Once they reach the waterfall, only the most determined throw their bodies into the air and reach the top of the falls. Demons played against them for one hundred years until one heroic Koi succeeded. The Gods rewarded that Koi by transforming it into a shining Golden Dragon, eternal and happily chasing pearls of wisdom in heaven.
Because of their endurance and perseverance, the Koi are symbolic of overcoming adversity and fulfilling one’s destiny. Chinese artists sometimes pair two Koi fish to represent the yin-yang forces of life-dark and light and feminine and masculine.
"The Koi Diamond symbolizes good fortune, fulfilling one’s destiny and overcoming adversity"
The Chinese character for Koi when spoken sounds similar to the word for “abundance.” It is also similar to "profit" or "advantage" in a business. Thus, the Koi Diamond symbolizes good fortune in business. It is, in fact, a good luck charm.
On Wikipedia also, the Koi diamond has a page:
On Wikipedia, the Koi Diamond is part of the most famous and beautiful diamonds in the world
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