ARGYLE PINK DIAMONDS AND JEWELLERY
Argyle Pink diamonds are said to be, by size, the world’s most expensive commodity. Van Bercken is proud to stock a collection of loose Argyle Pink stones (including extremely rare and valuable tender stones) and jewellery featuring Pink Argyle diamonds.
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Found only in one remote mine in the Kimberley region in Western Australia Argyle Pink diamonds are truly unique and extremely rare.
Unlike other coloured diamonds which derive their colour from impurities, Argyle Pinks 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 Argyle Pink is their colour, so naturally, this ‘C’ takes precedence over cut and clarity (although size remains extremely important).
The above chart illustrates how Argyle Pink diamonds are graded, with three important colour variants:
HUE is the dominant colour of the diamond. Sometimes there are modifying colours or tints that affect the hue.
TONE is the amount of lightness or darkness in the diamond. The range extends from light to dark.
SATURATION is the strength or intensity of hue. The saturation of light in diamonds can vary from pastel to vivid and intense. The darker and more intense the colour, the more rare and more valuable the diamond (i.e. the closer an Argyle Pink diamond is to a score of ‘1’ in the chart, the higher the value).