Those colorless diamonds are believed to be the best, the most precious and valuable gemstones since they do not have any imperfections or impurities which are trapped inside the stones and can be found in their structure to cause different colors. Although the colorless diamonds are widely recognized to be the most expensive for their color, the pink diamonds are also considered to be very expensive and precious for their color. But why the pink diamonds are expensive although they are not white? This is because the pink diamonds are naturally colored and are very rare which make them costly to the extent that they may come to be unaffordable for some people. The pink color is caused by complex minerals which are trapped inside the stone during the process of crystallizing carbon by pressure and heat. The minerals or elements that are included inside the stone are protected from being vaporized by heat that crystallizes carbon which gives the stone its natural and rare pink color.
The pink diamond is mined in different countries around the world including Africa, Brazil, India and Australia specifically in North West Australia where you can find the Argyle Diamond Mine that is considered to be the largest producer of this unique pink diamond as it produces more than 90% of the total supply in the world. The pink diamonds are categorized by the Gemological Institute of America into five main color grades which are pink, pink champagne, brownish pink, orangish pink and purplish pink.
The rarest pink diamond is the one which is pure, naturally colored, untreated and is available in limited quantity. The dazzling pink diamonds are used for adorning a wide variety of fabulous engagement rings that are highly desirable and sought after by many women. There are many factors that increase the popularity of pink diamond engagement rings among women such as the color of the diamonds which is adored by many girls and women and is known as the ladies’ color, the limited amount of pure and natural pink diamonds as they can be rarely found and the fact that they are more valuable, expensive and precious when they are compared to white diamonds that are more popular, traditional and are thought to be the most expensive.
There are not any new mines for producing these fascinating pink diamonds which means that their scarcity is going to increase to be more and more expensive for being purchased. In order to overcome this problem, there are jewelers who offer irradiated pink diamonds which are created through exposing normal diamonds to radiation which makes these diamonds turn from their original color to other colors that are sought after by many customers such as red, blue, yellow and pink. Those irradiated pink diamonds which are created in the lab can be controlled to produce deeper colors in different shades and they are also cheaper and more affordable than those natural pink diamonds.
The main difference between natural pink diamonds and those irradiated or lab created pink diamonds is that the pink color in natural pink diamonds stays the same over time without being changed while that of the lab created pink diamonds changes or wears off over years. It is recommended to set your pink diamond in pink or rose gold as they match each other and it will also be fabulous when it is paired with other colors of metals such as white which is the most common color for engagement and wedding rings.
The most famous pink diamonds are Pink Panther Diamond, Darya-I-Nur Diamond which is the world’s largest pink diamond and finally the Steinmetz Pink Diamond which is the world’s largest vivid pink diamond, was discovered in South Africa and weighs 59.60 carats.