Grand passion reaches in to your soul and rouses profound emotion, it touches your heart deep within and leaves you delightfully breathless. Such passion can only be expressed by means that are beyond compare; like the bestowing of a rare Argyle pink diamond – an eternal expression of grand passion. The Argyle pink diamond is born of the ancient land of Australia’s east Kimberley, delivered by forces of nature, and bearing an unrivalled natural beauty and rarity that transcends time itself.
Argyle pink diamonds are rare; in fact they are beyond rare. As time passes the Argyle pink diamond becomes ever more precious.
Exactly what gives a pink diamond its colour is largely unknown and the subject of ongoing debate, but it’s this intrigue that adds a delightful inimitably to each stone. It is thought that pink diamonds obtain their colour as a result of pressure beneath the Earth’s surface. As pressure raises the diamond closer to the surface, it is believed that its structure becomes altered, thus absorbing light and producing colour.
What is known is that from one hundred miles deep within the Earth’s surface comes the treasure that is the pink diamond. It is so remarkable that nothing compares to its colour and brilliance, and it is substantially more valuable than its white diamond equivalent.
Although the Argyle mine supplies approximately ninety percent of the worlds pink diamonds, astonishingly, a whole year’s worth of production of stones over half a carat would fit in the palm of your hand. The larger rare violet diamonds would barely fill a teaspoon.
They are highly sought after by investors, jewellers and their customers, celebrities, and diamond aficionados. They are prized by all who possess them and revered for their unique provenance, intrinsic beauty and extreme rarity.
Argyle pink diamonds are unique to the point that a dedicated grading system has been developed by Argyle Pink Diamonds. The system grades each stone predominately by colour. For example, a 1P is an intense pink, with graduations in colour through to 9P. Colours range from Red to Pink, Purplish Pink, to Pink Rosé, Pink Champagne and Violet.
At Kim Bartlett Master Jewellers our larger pink Argyle diamonds typically come with an Argyle Certificate, while smaller stones have Argyle Lot Numbers.