Certified Pink Diamond Buying Guide
Pink diamonds from the Argyle mine are said to be, by size, the world’s most expensive commodity. Van Bercken is proud to stock a collection of loose pink stones (including extremely rare and valuable tender stones) and jewellery featuring certified pink diamonds from the Argyle mine.
Found only in one remote mine in the Kimberley region in Western Australia, pink diamonds are truly unique and extremely rare.
The discovery of diamonds in the dry creek beds in this remote part of the world did not occur until the 1980s. To this day the discovery remains one of the world’s most important. It changed the diamond world forever and led to the establishment of the Argyle Diamond Mine. Van Bercken is proud to stock the most coveted of all diamonds – the rare pink diamond.
Why are these diamonds pink?
Unlike other coloured diamonds which derive their colour from impurities, pink diamonds from the Argyle mine are thought to obtain their colour from extreme pressure during their formation billions of years ago below the earth’s surface.
The defining feature of pink diamonds is their colour, so naturally, this ‘C’ takes precedence over cut and clarity (although size remains extremely important).
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