5 Pink Diamond Facts
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5 Pink Diamonds Facts
1. They can be found all over the world.
Although first discovered in India, pink diamonds can now be found in Brazil, Canada, Russia, Siberia, South Africa and Tanzania. One of the biggest pink diamond mines today is in Australia and is called the Argyle Mine.
2. The color is pure.
Some diamonds get their color from impurities that get mixed in while the stones are being formed. Not pink diamonds, though. While we know the color isn’t formed by impurities, science has yet to pinpoint any specific reason or cause for the rosy hue. This unknown color origin makes pink diamonds all the more magical, don’t you think?
3. Some are better than others.
Just like all other diamonds, the quality and value of pink diamonds are considered through its cut, clarity, carat weight and color.
4. They’re expensive.
Mostly because they are rare. The bigger the size and more vivid the color, the rarer and more expensive the diamond. Did you ever see Mariah Carey’s stunning pink diamond engagement ring from 2008? Well, it’s 17 carats and estimated at a monstrous $2.5 million! It’s known as one of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings ever.
The most expensive diamond ever sold at an auction was a 59.60-carat pink diamond called the Pink Star. It sold for $71.2 million. Holy moly!
5. They are royal.
Gemstones have been woven in with royal history throughout the world for centuries. Pink diamonds have shined throughout time, even gracing the Iranian crowned jewels. The “Sea of Light Diamond” or Darya-e-Noor is a 186-carat pale pink rectangular diamond, and also notably the largest cut pink diamond in the world.
Even today’s biggest gemstone connoisseur features a pink diamond among her jewels. Queen Elizabeth II was gifted an amazing pink diamond on her wedding day in 1947 by a Canadian geologist John Williamson, who discovered it in Africa. She then had the stone cut and put into a broach, surrounded by hundreds of white diamonds.
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