The “Leopard” Diamond – A Collector’s Potential Aqquisition

Leopards and diamonds? What has a big predatory cat got to do with diamonds? Nope, we are not talking about Cartier and their recent marketing campaigns. While doing a search on the behalf of one of our readers, I came across something really interesting at James Allen today.

Click this link to take a look at what I found:

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leopard skin diamond

What Do I Think About the Stone?

In all honesty, I won’t call this a princess cut with top-of -the-line optics nor would I tell you that this diamond is eye clean. In fact, it isn’t even graded by GIA or AGS – this stone was graded by IGI as an I1. For most consumers, it probably isn’t the kind of diamond you would don on your wife’s finger.

But as a collector’s item, that’s a different story all together.

I love looking at diamonds and was initially drawn by the grayish blue tint this stone has. Upon closer inspection, I realized its intriguing inclusions pattern and the uncanny resemblance to a leopard skin pattern! How cool is that?

See Multiple Angles of the Special “Leopard” Diamond

multiple camera angles

I’m sure the “leopard diamond” is gonna pull some heart strings.

back view of the leopard

As you can see, inclusions aren’t necessarily a bad thing. Even if you aren’t a collector, take a peek at this stone and enjoy a rare moment where the combination of Mother Nature and Man’s actions forge a delectable piece of art.

Feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think of this special diamond.

To search for unique diamonds with interesting inclusion details, visit James Allen to browse their inventory using 360˚ videos.

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  1. Paul Gian-
    July 11, 2013 at 2:23 am

    I am currently compiling a list of diamonds with interesting inclusion patterning. Whether you are a member of the trade or a consumer who had come across similar diamonds, do get in touch with us.

    We can feature the stone on our website with proper credits and I think it would make an interesting read for everyone. Here are some other special looking diamonds brought to our attention:


  2. John Fritze-
    March 13, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    While I think the look of this stone is interesting, I would never offer a diamond like this for sale. Amazing what can be accomplished with the right marketing!

  3. Rafael-
    June 5, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Not even a beginner would grade it I1 ! It’s obviously a I3 clarity grade

  4. Paul Gian-
    June 5, 2018 at 3:48 am

    I think I3 would be much worse than this. I would say that it is between an I1 and I2 given the large carat size it has.

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