White diamonds are revered for their lack of colour. But this is not the case with the rare and exquisite pink diamond! More vivid pink colour in the stone means that diamond is more valuable. So as the market for pink diamonds differs to that of white diamonds, these pink lovelies can tend to be more expensive.
While 90% of the world’s pink diamonds are mined in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia, less than 1% of the total of the diamonds mined in this remote and rugged environment are pink! Coloured diamonds like pink take longer to process than their normal counterparts.
Closing this year, Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine was first explored for these beauties back in the late 1970’s. After assessment to ensure economic viability, mining operations were commenced in 1983. Sorting will continue until late 2020, which is when the final rough sale will occur.
Still today, no one is sure what gives the pink diamonds their beautiful colour as they contain the same impurities and compounds as white diamonds, however it is believed the colour difference could have been have been caused with some kind of seismic shock which altered the molecular structure (Australian Mining 27/10/2020). The diamonds discovered in the volcanic pipe near Lake Argyle were formed about 1.2 billion years ago!
Once mined from the ore and acid washed, the next destination for the diamonds is Perth where the stones are sorted for sale.
At Jade Jewellers, we are proud stockists of the Pink Caviar diamond range which carries a Certificate of Authenticity with each delightful piece in the core range. Featured here is a delightful 18ct white fold cluster ring of pink and white diamonds with a total diamond weight of 1 carat.
Or you can ask us about custom making your own unique and very special piece of jewellery with a pink diamond of your choice.
Why don’t you make this legacy part of your legacy before it’s too late?