Ultimate guide to
Fancy Pink Diamonds
What are Pink Diamonds?
Natural pink diamonds are one of the rarest and most desirable Fancy Coloured Diamonds. They make up for only 0,0001% of all coloured diamonds, and the interest surrounding them, along with the price, constantly rise. Pink diamonds are also one of the most expensive coloured diamonds, thanks to their exceptional appearance and uniqueness.
They can be bought both in a form of loose diamonds for investment purposes, as well as in luxury jewellery - often as an engagement ring thanks to their romantic colour and magnificence.
The origin of Pink Diamonds
Australian Argyle Pink Diamonds
The Argyle mine in southwestern Australia was one of the largest diamond mines in the world, accounting for around 20% of the world's diamond supply. During its operation, 865 million carats of diamonds were mined there, of which only 0.1% were pink diamonds.
Before its existence, pink diamonds were found in Brazil and Africa. However, the intense colour, shades range and the constant supply of these stones from the Australian mine delighted market participants and gemologists. Mine owner, Rio Tinto, estimates that the price of the Argyle Pink Diamond has increased by 500 per cent in the past 20 years.
The closing of the mine in 2020 has made Argyle Pink Diamonds extremely rare and increasingly coveted by collectors and investors from around the world.
Pink diamonds as an investment
Coloured diamonds are not only a decoration but are also one of the safest ways of investment.
Pink diamonds, as one of the most expensive and most desirable coloured diamonds, make therefore for the best investment among the Fancy Coloured Diamonds family. Over the past 10 years, pink diamonds’ value has been constantly increasing by an average of 13.8% per year.
As previously mentioned, the most valuable pink diamonds are the Argyle Pink diamonds. Due to the Australian mine's closing, their availability on the market will be significantly limited, which over time may lead to even higher prices than expected.
Colour intensity of Pink diamonds
Pink diamonds prices
• Clarity: VS
• Shape: Cushion
• Cut: Good
• Polish/symmetry: Very good
• Complementary hue: None
• Fluorescence: None
Complementary hues of Pink diamonds
Pink diamonds in engagement rings
Famous Natural Pink Diamonds
The name of this pink diamond translates to "Sea of Light". It is one of the largest diamonds in the world, weighing an extraordinary 182 Ct. Its unique light pink hue is extremely rare in the case of pink diamonds. Nowadays, this diamond remains a part of the Iranian Crown Jewels and is considered the oldest out of them.
Its name translates to "The Light of the Eye". The diamond itself, weighing 60 Ct, is classified as one of the largest pink diamonds. It was cut from the same 400 Ct rough diamond as The Darya-ye-Noor Diamond. The Noor-ul-Ain Diamond also belongs to the collection of Iranian Crown Jewels, where it was embedded as the central stone in a tiara of the same name.
This beautiful pink diamond, weighing 12.04 Ct, is one of the rarest pink diamonds. The colour intensity of this round diamond is classified as Fancy Intense Pink. The previous owner bought it from jeweller Harry Winston in 1976, when US cosmonauts first landed on Mars, hence its name. In 2012, it was put up for auction again, where its price was estimated at $ 8-10 million, but then it was sold to an anonymous buyer for an incredible $ 17.4 million.