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Argyle Diamonds

ARGYLE PINK DIAMONDS

Would you love to own something 'beyond rare'?  Argyle Pink Diamonds are considered the rarest and most valuable diamonds in the world. Our group of companies have direct access to these stunning diamonds at the best prices, thanks to our wholesale arm being one of only 14 companies worldwide who are an authorised Argyle trade partner.  Find out how we can help you source your piece of history here.

Situated in the North East of Western Australia, the Argyle Diamond Mine it is one of the largest volume producers of natural diamonds in the world. This West Australian Mine produces an average of 30-35 million carats of diamonds per year, supplying a quarter of the annual world production.

Argyle Mine Argyle diamonds have two unique features that set them apart from diamonds of other origins. They are harder than other diamonds and they tend to fluoresce under Ultra violet light. The hardness factor is said to be due to its host rock origin. The fluorescence, which is often an identifier of Argyle diamonds, aids in the recovery of the diamonds.

Pink Diamonds

Unlike white diamonds, which are graded according to their lack of colour, Coloured diamonds are graded according to their intensity of colour. As a general rule, Argyle coloured diamonds tend to be more included than white diamonds. It is extremely rare to find a near flawless Argyle pink diamond.

Argyle Pink Diamond The cause of colour in most diamonds is due to trace elements. Introduced into the crystal structure of the diamond.

Although it is not known exactly what causes the colour in Argyle Pink Diamonds, it is thought that a dislocation of the crystal lattice is source of their unique colour.

This distorted crystal lattice is the result of the extreme conditions under which the Argyle pink diamonds are formed. The distortion of the crystal lattice causes the diamond to absorb light differently than white diamonds and most importantly reflect different colours.

Because of this phenomena, it has been said that Argyle pink diamonds "blush when you look at them".

These prized gems come in a range of shades and hues. In order to identify them, Argyle have released a grading scale which is applicable to their diamonds. You will notice that only Argyle use this scale to categorise pink, blue and red diamonds.

There are three crucial factors when considering the colour of pink diamonds: hue, tone and saturation. 

Hue is the dominant colour of the diamond - this may be pink, purplish pink, red or so on;
Tone is the amount of light or darkness in the diamond;
Saturation is the strength or intenstiy of the hue.
 
The more intense the colour, the rarer and more valuable the diamond. 

For fancy coloured diamonds, the 'C' for colour typically outweighs the other three 'Cs' of clarity, cut and carat weight when it comes to grading and value, particularly in the case of Argyle pink diamonds, whose value increases along with the intensity of colour.
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