Fancy Color Pink Diamond Buying Guide
Pink diamonds are the most sought-after stones by celebrities. These gems contain secondary hues of brown, orange, yellow, and purple, and with the durability and sparkle of a white diamond. Yellow diamonds are rarer than other fancy diamond colors due to the depletion of Argyle Mines. Found in the East Kimberley region of Australia. It is famously known for producing 90% of the world’s pink diamond supply.
Buying a pink diamond can be difficult – there are huge variations in the price and it can be difficult to understand why. Before you consider buying a pink diamond, learn everything about them.
Fancy Colored Pink Diamond Four Cs
In this article you’ll learn:
While cut and clarity are the most important factors for white diamonds, color is the most important aspect for evaluating fancy colored diamonds dependent on hue, tone, and saturation. The presence of secondary orange and purple hues in pink diamonds make its prices go up. Purple hues are preferred, hues can beautifully complement rose gold.
What makes pink diamonds pink?
We all know about colorless diamonds and have heard of the GIA 4Cs color scale for grading white diamonds. Jewelry experts grade fancy colored diamonds based on their face-up color. Argyle has their own grading scale for evaluating color in pink diamonds. For pink hue (P), purplish pink (PP), or pink rose (PR). Number1 is the highly saturated; 9 is the most faint pale pink.
On Argle scale, a GIA fancy vivid would have a value of 1 to 3, fancy intense from 3 to 6, fancy from 6 to 7, and fancy light at 7. Light, very light, and faint stones are an 8 or 9 on the Argyle grading scale.
Pink Diamond Designations
Colorless or white diamonds are graded on a color scale of D to Z, with D being a colorless diamond and Z having a distinct yellow or brown tint. If the scale were to continue past Z—all the way to a rich, yellow color—you’d have a Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond. In other words, yellow diamonds are highly saturated with yellow.
The GIA color designation scale for yellow diamonds is:
- Very Light
- Fancy Light
- Fancy Intense
- Fancy Vivid, Fancy Deep or Fancy Dark
Engagement Ring Metal Settings
With pink diamonds, the color of the metal you choose can change the stone appearance. While rose gold can give warmth to the diamond’s color, white gold and platinum can make the stone appear lighter.
Nitrogen Types: Ia and Ib
Type I diamonds contain nitrogen in the carbon crystal structure, while Type II B hardly have any nitrogen, but contain boron, which gives them a bluish grey color.
Lab-Created Pink Diamonds
Laboratories can create pink diamonds. Some consumers prefer lab-made pink diamonds for ethical reasons, and they’re often available at a lower price.
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