Fun Facts About Pink Diamonds



When it comes to precious stones, pink gems makes an even bigger impact. If you've ever seen a pink diamond in real life, you know what we mean. If you don't know much about this type of diamond, you're about to find some cool facts about pink diamonds.


  • Natural pink diamonds are increasingly sought after as it becomes harder and harder to find them in the rough. With the global supply of the world's pink diamonds dwindling and the Argyle mine in Western Australia closing, many believe that the value of natural pink diamonds will only continue to increase in the next couple of years, making them an excellent choice for a special gift this February 14th!

  • The Argyle Mine, a worldwide known diamond mine, is located in a remote corner of northwest Australia. It produces over 90 percent of the world's supply of blush-colored diamonds, yet less than 1/10 of 1 percent is pink in color. So, the Argyle mine produces 1 million carats of rough diamonds mined, and only one carat of blush-colored diamonds will be suitable to sell.


  • Pink diamond gems are among the most valuable colored diamonds because of their scarcity; jewelers and diamond collectors around the world seek out pink diamonds.


  • Rio Tinto, the company that owns the Argyle Mine, says that one carat can cost from $100,000 up to $1 million.


  • Tendered pink diamonds are an average of 1 carat, and about 40 to 50 carats sell at auction annually.

  • Only a few pink diamonds exist, and an estimated 500 gem-quality pinks remain undiscovered. These last remaining pink gems mean a pink diamond is over a million times rarer than a white diamond. 

  • The Argyle Diamond Mine is now closed. "Having exhausted economic production, the legendary Argyle Diamond Mine has been closed since November 2020.

  • Other smaller pink diamond mines exist in Brazil, South Africa, Tanzania, Canada, Australia, and Russia.

  • Pink diamond gems are fancy colored diamonds that fall into two categories: natural or lab-created. Fancy-colored diamonds are those with colors other than white, yellow, or brown.

  • Natural pink diamonds range in hue from pale to a deep-pink color.


  • We know that colored diamonds get their hues from the trace elements present during their formation. The presence of nitrogen makes yellow diamonds, and boron makes blue ones. Similarly, what makes pink diamonds is unknown.


  • One theory is that these pink stones result from a structural flaw known as 'plastic deformation.' This occurs when pink diamonds are forcibly extracted from the Earth's surface. Then, the pink diamonds are altered, causing deformation. As a result, the flaw will cause a pink diamond to absorb light in different ways, resulting in a pink hue.

  • Pink diamonds, like other colored diamonds, feature different grading levels. The colors of pink diamonds are faint, very light, intense, or vivid. If the diamond has an intense color, it is more expensive. Thus, a natural pink diamond graded fancy vivid is more costly than a light pink stone.

  • Pink diamonds often feature secondary hues - an additional modifying color. The most common modifying colors are orange, brown, and purple. These diamonds are labeled in the certificate as orange-pink, brown pink, and purple-pink (note that the primary color is the last one mentioned). And if the modifier color is weak, it is labeled as orangy, brownish, or purplish.

  • The higher the color intensity of pink diamonds, the greater their market value. If pink diamonds' secondary color is even more unusual, the price will be significantly greater.


  • The value of pink diamonds may differ according to the color combinations of the stone. Purplish pink diamonds command higher prices, while brownish pink stones are much more affordable.

  • The ideal pink diamonds exhibit a pure pink color, although purple-pink diamonds are generally very highly regarded.

  • They are pricey! Pink diamond gems are the most valuable coloured diamonds and may cost 20 times more than white diamonds. A high-quality pink diamond with an intense pink color can cost up to $700,000 per carat. This gap widens further when it comes to the highest-quality Argyle pink diamonds.

  • The 4CS determines the price of colorless diamonds, whereas the pricing of colored fancy diamonds, such as pink-colored diamonds, depends upon their color. The cost of pink diamonds is largely determined by the color combos they display. For example, pink diamonds with a purple hue are more valuable than pink diamonds with a brownish tint known as brown pink. The higher the color intensity of the diamond, the greater its market value. If the secondary color in a pink diamond is even more unusual, the diamond's price will be significantly greater.

  • The clarity in pink diamonds isn't that important. Clarity is crucial for colorless diamonds. Ideally, colorless diamonds are sparkling and have a perfect fit and finish. These factors are not essential for pink-colored diamonds! The color of a pink diamond hides its flaws well, so people don't bother much with the clarity of pink-colored diamonds. They still retail at a higher price.

  • The structure of the pink diamonds is more complicated than that of the white diamonds; as a result, it will take three to four times longer to polish it.

  • For pink diamonds, fancy cuts are ideal. Colorless diamonds are usually round-cut, enhancing their beauty and sparkle. However, the best cuts for pink diamonds are fancy cuts, which bring out the depth of the colors, making them sharper and brighter. The most popular fancy cut shapes for a pink diamond are radiant, cushion, triangle, and heart.

  • Synthetic pink diamonds are manufactured rather than natural. Synthetic pink diamonds creation occurs in a laboratory using a chemical technique and does not follow the normal creation course spanning millions of years. Many people claim that synthetic pink stones are obviously faux and bear no resemblance to genuine pink diamonds.

  • Although the lab-grown diamond is chemically the same as a mined diamond, its value is proportionally lower. Therefore, a lab-grown pink diamond does not have the value of a natural pink diamond.

  • Among the most famous pink colored diamonds, the Daria-i-Noor ("sea of light" in Persian) weighs 182 carats. The diamond is unique due to its light pink color; the Daria-I-Noor diamond is the largest pink diamond, and is currently part of the Iranian crown jewels.

  • Another great example of famous pink diamonds is the Noor-ul-Ain, or the light of the eye. This diamond has an oval shape, 60 carats, and was the centerpiece for the wedding tiara that belonged to Iranian Empress Farah Pahlavi.


  • Next, The renowned Steinmetz Pink Diamond, also known as the Pink Star, is classified as a fancy vivid pink and is 59.60 carats in weight. The Pink Star diamond was discovered in South Africa and is the largest Fancy Vivid Pink diamond in the world.


  • The Steinmetz Group, the Steinmetz Pink's former owner, cut the stone into a mixed cut, with an oval shape and a brilliant-cut pavilion. It took nearly two years to finish. The magnificent gemstone was first shown to the public at a public ceremony in Monaco in May of 2003.

  • Another famous pink diamond is the Martian Pink, a rare 12-carat pink diamond that belonged to Harry Winston, a US jeweler who sold it in 1976, the same year the US launched a satellite to Mars (hence the name). The Martian Pink is a pink diamond with a brilliant round cut set in an 18k gold and was purchased for $17.4 million at an auction in Hong Kong in 2012.

  • The most famous pink diamond in the world is the Pink Panther Diamond which was made famous by the 1964 movie.


  • Canadian geologist Dr. John Williamson presented Princess Elizabeth with a stunning 23.6-carat pink diamond on the occasion of her 1947 engagement to Prince Philip. Cartier later set the diamond into a floral brooch which Queen Elizabeth II has loved and worn ever since.


  • Fans of Netflix's "The Crown" will be stunned by jewelry historian Marion Fasel's account of The Williamson Pink and how Netflix's "The Crown" used the wrong Cartier brooch in an otherwise historically accurate production.


  • In 2002, Hollywood royal Jennifer Lopez received a 6-carat engagement ring from Ben Affleck, setting off a new wave of demand for pink diamond engagement rings.


  • Many believe the symbolism behind white and fancy color diamonds, such as white diamonds, bring happiness and wisdom; yellow diamonds symbolize success and wealth; blue diamonds encourage loyalty, and red diamonds represent love and passion. Due to their rarity, pink ones are typically not associated with a specific meaning.


In conclusion, pink diamonds are some of the most beautiful and unique diamonds in the world. They are prized for their rarity and beauty and fetch a high price tag. So if you're looking for a rare and stunning diamond, consider a pink diamond!