Leviev Chameleon Ring sports colour changing diamond
Considered by many to be one of the rarest gems ever discovered, the chameleon diamond atop Leviev’s latest ring design is a true rarity.
A part of the jeweller’s Fancy Coloured Diamonds collection, the diamond, as its name suggests, changes colour with altering temperature and light exposure.
The bigger the stone, the bigger the visible colour variation.
The stone found on the Leviev ring weighs in at an impressive 5.89 carats and is set alongside eight oval diamonds totalling 1.68 carats and 1.05 carats of pink and white pave diamonds. It carries a price tag of US$2,100,000.
In its natural form, the chameleon diamond holds a yellowish-greyish-green colouring with each stone looking a little different from any other.
Exposure to increased heat or darkness brings out brighter colours in the diamond; from vibrant greens and yellows to strong oranges.
Leviev is well-known for sourcing rare and unusual stones for their stunning designs and also feature sublime diamonds of blue, yellow, green and orange in their Fancy Coloured Diamonds collection.
"The diamond, as its name suggests, changes colour with altering temperature and light exposure."