Unlike colourless diamonds, which are prized for their lack of colour, fancy coloured diamonds are graded according to their intensity of colour.
As a general rule, Argyle coloured diamonds tend to be more included than colourless diamonds. It is extremely rare to find a near flawless 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 however 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 phenomenon, it has been said that Australian Argyle pink diamonds "blush when you look at them".
Here at Solid Gold Diamonds, we’re proud to be one of the leading stockists in Australia of Arygle Pink Diamonds. These prized gems come in a range of shades, tones and hues, making them a popular choice for those looking to create a unique pink diamond engagement ring. In order to identify them, Argyle have released a grading scale which is applicable to their diamonds, which is pictured on the right. You will also notice that only Argyle use this scale to categorise pink, blue and red diamonds.
If you’re interested in purchasing one of our incredible loose pink diamonds to create a custom engagement ring, or for an extremely special bespoke piece of jewellery, our experienced craftspeople will work closely with you to transform an individual loose pink diamond into something truly unique.
Rare Argyle pink diamonds are uniquely Australian and highly coveted. Argyle pink diamonds of perfectly matched colours and sizes are highly prized by collectors and diamond enthusiasts the world over.