A Quick Guide to Pink Diamonds
Pink diamonds are one of the rarest and most expensive diamonds in the world, it is also an Australian icon with more than 90% of the world’s deposits being found at the Argyle Diamond Mine in the Kimberley, Western Australia. Pink diamonds are the most sought-after of all the fancy coloured diamonds. The Argyle Diamond Mine has declared that it is set to close the mine at the end of this year, making Argyle pink diamonds more desirable than ever.
Pink diamonds are known to be the second rarest of all diamonds, so it’s easy to tell how unique this high-quality gem is. Among the range of coloured diamonds, pink diamonds are exceptionally beautiful, rare and valuable. Pink diamonds are valued at approximately 20 times the equivalent carats and specs of a white diamond.
If you are thinking of having pink diamonds as an investment or for your special someone, you can get inspired by some of the most iconic pink diamond pieces of jewellery in the world:
The Noor-ul-Ain Diamond, also known as the light of the eye, is a 60-carat oval brilliant-cut pink diamond. It was discovered in India’s Golconda mines. This pink diamond piece was given to Empress Farah Diba in the form of a wedding tiara which she wore in 1958. Its centrepiece was surrounded by hundreds of coloured diamonds.
The Darya-ye Noor, best known as the “Sea of Light”, is a pink diamond gem that weighs an incredible 182 carats. This diamond was found in Golconda mines in India. It has been worn by many kings and became a part of the United Kingdom’s crown jewels until 1739. Now the Darya-ye Noor is currently located at the Central Bank of Iran, in Tehran.
The Pink Star is a rare diamond formerly known as the Steinmetz pink diamond. The oval-shaped 59.60-carat jewel is exceptionally rich in colour, surpassing all other pieces of jewellery. Recently, the pink star became the world’s most expensive gemstone to sell at $71.2 million in an auction.
The Graff Pink diamond features an emerald-cut stone with a 24.78 carat. It is an extremely rare pink diamond to sell at auction for $46.16 million.
Created Pink Diamonds
As mined pink diamonds have become very rare and pricey, it makes them almost out of reach for most of us. However, with the advancement in technology, there is now an affordable alternative to pink diamonds. At Moi Moi, we offer created Pink diamonds that are identical physically, structurally and chemically to the naturally mined pink diamonds. They are created from the same natural mineral (Carbon) as their counterparts and yes they are real diamonds that will register as a diamond when tested with a diamond tester. Best of all they are 90% less expensive than mined Pink diamonds!
Our Lab-grown pink diamonds are a perfect choice for women who are looking for a unique engagement ring. Visit our collection of created pink diamond engagement rings, wedding bands and accessories. Custom designs incorporating created pink diamonds are also available at Moi Moi.