Pink diamonds range from delicate pastel to deep raspberry, natural Pink Diamonds are the most feminine of colors and are typically associated with romance. These extremely rare diamonds have long been revered by Hollywood stars and today are the hot favorite of collectors and connoisseurs.
Pink diamonds have only been found in a few mines across the world. The rich Golconda region in India and the Minas Gerais region of Brazil produced notable diamonds in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, the Argyle mine in Western Australia is the source of the vast majority of the worlds supply. It is famous for generating the hugely coveted full-bodied hot pink diamonds.
Diamonds become pink when heat and pressure deep within the earth cause the crystal lattice to distort. These distortions cause Pink Diamonds to absorb green light and hence impart a pink color. This can often be seen as in parallel bands within the diamond. Pink Diamonds may be modified by an orange, brown or purplish color.
The strength of color is one of the most important factors in determining the value of a natural color diamond. The value of a natural color diamond increases with the intensity of the most prominent color within the diamond.