All about Argyle Pink Diamonds

pinkdiamonds courtesy Arglye Mining.The argyle pink diamonds is one of the world’s most sought after diamonds in the world, mined in the stunning yet remote landscapes of Kimberley in Western Australia. The argyle diamond mine produces 90% of the world’s pink diamonds supply, producing less than 1% making it one of the rarest diamonds at the highest quality. 10421384_1079171375430960_3292416155519461903_n

The value of Pink Diamonds have increased by 20% every year over the last decade, this is due to the demands far exceeding the supply, therefore it sells for a much higher price, sometimes 50 or 100 times more than traditional white diamonds  As the demand increases, the supply is reducing. Another reason is the scarcity of pink diamonds, Argyle has now moved the mining operation from overground to underground as the source of pink diamonds is decreasing, particularly the higher graded diamonds.

Pink Diamonds are graded in four primary categories;

  • PP: Purplish Pink
  • P : Pink
  • PR: Pink Rose
  • PC: Pink Champagne

These colours are then graded using a scale from 1 to 8 with 1  being the most intense and 8 being the faintest.

  • Very intense
  • Intense
  • Strong
  • Medium
  • Medium Light
  • Light
  • Very Light
  • Blush

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img-thingThe most famous Pink Diamond in history is the Darya-i-Nur or Sea of Light at 175 carats. It was discovered in 1642 and was part of the crown jewels of India.

If you are considering the purchase of Pink Diamonds the most intense pinks 1P and 3P will be more expensive and much harder to source, these are true collector pieces and loved by collectors. 4P and 6P are normally recommended and are considered affordable whilst maintaining its  high quality and value for money. Pink diamonds of 7P-9P colour grade are not noticeably pink and a matter of personal choice when choosing Pink Diamonds in lower category. Untitled

Pink Diamonds are known to be purchased for investment as value increases year by year, however, they are also turned into stunning jewellery pieces; a single pink diamond on a wedding band, eternity ring, solitaire pendant and earrings. The options are limitless and purchasing a pink diamond for your loved ones will be treasured for generations.

 

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