Pink diamonds are availabile in a range of colors ranging from a delicate baby pink as you would find in a Fancy Light Pink or the delightful lavender of a Fancy Purplish Pink to the vibrant color of an Intense Pink or the incomperable Vivid Pink.
Pink diamonds occur naturally in all parts of the world including Africa, Russia, Canada, India and Australia. If you think that makes them common, think again.
The Argyle Mine, the most famous pink diamond producing mine is located in Western Australia. This mine produces a large percentage of the world's pink diamonds anually.
It is owned by a company called Rio Tinto. At their headquarters, the rare diamonds are cut and polished and then sold through an exclusive tender by invitation only auction. Each Argyle diamond comes with an Argyle diamond grading certificate in addition to a GIA certificate.
As Argyle states:
While natural fancy coloured diamonds are scarce, Argyle pink diamonds are inherently so. So rare are they that less than an entire year’s worth of supply over half a carat would fit in the palm of one’s hand, while the number of red, blue and violet diamonds can be counted on one hand alone. The finest of each year’s discoveries, just 50-60 of these rare natural treasures are brought to life as polished masterpieces and offered for sale each year as part of the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender.
The Argyle Diamond Mine is the world’s only consistent source of pink diamonds, accounting for more than 90 percent of the world’s pink diamond supply; although this treasure trove will not continue in perpetuity.
As awareness around their rarity deepens, Argyle pink diamonds are increasingly sought-after - acquired by collectors and connoisseurs around the world for their personal holdings and bespoke jewellery creations.
Let us know what type of Argyle pink diamond you have in mind. Please be as specific as possible in regards to your desired carat weight, color intensity and budget using the form below. An IceStore Diamond Specialist will contact you within one business day to discuss.