Argyle Pink Diamonds


Argyle Pink Diamond Flower Pendant by Graff

All the first Argyle Pink Diamonds were purchased by Lawrence Graff when Pink Diamonds were first discovered in Australia and set in the Pendant above which was presented to the Sultan of Brunei who accepted the Pendant in less than 2 minutes! 

Two of earth's most precious commodities (under the ground and in the sea) are Rare Argyle Pink Diamonds and  Australian South Sea Pearls; and as luck would  have it, (Im an Aussie) both of these gems call Australia home -  under  the sunburnt ground  and around the warm waters of Australia's top end.  Did I forget to mention Australian Gem Opal?

When Australian Pink Diamonds were  discovered in Australia they  really gave diamondaires  something to nacre about; they literally turned the diamond world upside down. The colour of diamond was now Pink!

Just ask  East End Londoner, Laurence Graff, what he thinks of pink diamonds, no stranger to the Diamond world.   When Gaff caught sight of them, it was love at first sight, no diamond  had looked so pretty as this one and yet  possess all the strength of diamond power. He found the pink diamond irresistible.  

Graff bought up all of the first pinks discovered from the  Argyle diamond mine in Australia!  It was unheard of at the time. "Far too adventurous"  mumured some of the professionals in the business.  But  Graff, didn't listen to the  opinions of others and bought all those first Argyle pink diamonds, worth an estimated $3.5 million dollars, in under two minutes!

The jeweller then designed the pinks into a Pendant and presented the Pendant to the Sultan of Brunei.  When Graff asked the Sultan of Brunei what he thought of the Tremblant Flower Pendant (photo top of page) he'd  created with all the first pinks he'd  purchased from the Argyle mine, Graff was all out of  pink diamonds  in less than 2 minutes! As it turned out, the Sultan was besotted by the pink diamonds too, he loved the pendant and just like Graff, it took the Sultan  less than two minutes to accept the pendant!  There's that 5 second rule again for you!

The 5 Second Rule is simple. If you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill it. Proponents say that moment you feel an instinct or a desire to act on a goal or a commitment, use the Rule

Argyle Pink Diamond 
Colour Chart


Hard is Diamond and  hard it was locating a diamond colour chart  online more true to pink diamond colour. To view more  pink shades that are close to the fancy pink coloured diamonds, click on the link in the "Pink Diamond Color Chart" in the Jewelry Resources.

If you are looking  for diamond facts Discover Rare Facts About White Diamonds here....

Knowledge of rare, fancy colored diamonds will only add to your appreciation  of pink colored diamonds

The Argyle Diamond mine in Australia had been the world's leading volume producer of diamonds since 1986, when the operation in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia went into full swing.

Among the mine's vast production is a small quantity of unrivalled intensely coloured pink diamonds, from sparkling "light rose" to full bodied "purple-reds" and numbering only in the thousands of carats, thus enhancing the rarity value.

In the List of Gemstones, Australia's Pink Diamonds are believed to have been created through structural pressures exerted on carbon molecules, during diamond formation up to three billion years ago! It has to be said, that Pink diamonds have also been found in India, Brazil and Africa.

However, the Australian pink diamond is recovered in a wider range of shades and polished in a wider range of sizes and shapes. The price of pink diamonds are dictated by the intensity of colour. Significant pink diamonds are sold with certification from the leading diamond grading authorities.

The Australian Argyle pinks are processed in Perth, Western Australia. The work involved in the cutting and polishing, is so delicate and exacting that eventually the true artisan is able to tell by rolling the stone in their fingers whether or not the gem is perfectly round.

According to Gemstone Meanings & Folklore, it makes no difference if the stone is  pink or white: a diamond means the same across the color spectrum  - Innocence and Honesty. The beauty and the attraction of  Argyle pink diamonds are immediately evident and their spell is completely overpowering. Just ask Lawrence Graff and the Sultan of Brunei! It's easy to see why these types of coloured diamonds, that call Australia home, have become the  gem collector's prize.  

Argyle pink diamonds are available only from fine jewellers.

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