Posted on May 13, 2014 by

5 Reasons We’re Crazy for Pink Diamonds

Natural pink diamonds are arguably the most desired of all fancy color diamonds, and with good reason – they look like a million bucks (and cost as much, if not more). Many have commented on their beauty and, more tellingly, their ever growing rarity – pink diamonds make up less than 0.01 percent of the total diamond yield and it is Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia that produces most of the world’s pink diamonds, accounting for approximately 90 to 95 percent of the global pink diamond volume. With the mine scheduled to end production in 2018, the demand for pink diamonds will only soar. Such demand of course begs the question: why are pink diamonds so desirable? We can’t vouch for others, but below are 5 reasons we’re crazy for pink diamonds!

 

Reasons We Love Pink Diamonds

 

1. We cannot resist pink, especially in diamond form.

 

 

Pink diamonds come in different intensities and tones and can be modified by overtones.

 

Whatever shade of pink happens to be your particular favorite, in pink diamonds, there’s guaranteed to be a nuance of pink to please all eyes.

 

0.37 Carat Natural Fancy Pink Heart-Shaped Argyle Diamond

0.37 Carat Natural Fancy Pink Heart-Shaped Argyle Diamond

0.92 Carat Natural Fancy Pink Radiant Cut Diamond

0.92 Carat Natural Fancy Pink Radiant Cut Diamond

0.72 Carat Natural Fancy Brown-Pink Marquise-Shaped Diamond

0.72 Carat Natural Fancy Brown-Pink Marquise-Shaped Diamond

0.37 Carat Natural Fancy Purple-Pink Radiant Cut Diamond

0.37 Carat Natural Fancy Purple-Pink Radiant Cut Diamond

 

2. The heart shape was made for pink diamonds.

 

 

The two are a match made in girly heaven. Wearing a heart-shaped pink diamond will make any woman instantly feel like a modern day princess.

 

0.19 carat Natural Fancy Pink Heart-Shaped Argyle Diamond

0.19 Carat Natural Fancy Pink Heart-Shaped Argyle Diamond

 

3. Our favorite celebrities have owned or worn one, so we naturally covet them for ourselves.

 

Perhaps the most-referenced pink diamond ring in the last decade, Jennifer Lopez’s 6.10-carat pink diamond engagement ring from Ben Affleck was reportedly worth $1.2 million at the time it was given to her in 2002.

 

Jennifer Lopez aka J-Lo

Photo: www.hellomagazine.com

 

Mariah Carey was given a 17-carat emerald cut pink diamond engagement ring from Nick Cannon. The Jacob & Co. ring included 58 pink accent diamonds and 2 half-moon diamonds flanking the center diamond. It had a reported value of $2.5 million at the time.

 

Mariah CareyPhoto: www.popsugar.com

 

4. Pink diamonds represent love, romance and femininity.

 

There is no other color diamond more feminine and ethereal than the pink diamond.

 

The Pink Star Diamond                                                    Photo: www.extravaganzi.com

 

This hulking 59.60 carat pink oval cut diamond was sold in a Sotheby’s Geneva auction in November 2013 for upwards of $83 million, setting a new international record.

 

5. It’s all about being part of a select few.

 

Because pink diamonds are becoming increasingly scarce, to own a pink diamond is to gain instant membership into a very exclusive club. We’d consider ourselves extremely fortunate to own even just a 0.15ct. Fancy Intense Purplish Pink diamond, like this one here.

0.15 Carat Natural Fancy Intense Purplish Pink Round Brilliant Cut Diamond

0.15 Carat Natural Fancy Intense Purplish Pink Round Brilliant Cut Diamond

 

If you love these brilliant gems and want to learn more about their rare color, visit our education section and read our expert guide to fancy pink diamonds.


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