June 28, 2013

World’s largest pink diamonds

The latest in colored diamonds are 2 most expensive pink diamonds. A bubble gum-color pink diamond worth $2.5 million is all set to make its first appearance at the Birks Jewelry stone in Edmonton. It’s the shining star of the collection that includes 45 precious stones and jewelry pieces.

As of now, the pricey collection is slated to move across the nation- unless it finds a customer. Getting a small glimpse of the pink diamond, it seems, won’t be as easy said as done. According to Birks sources, potential buyers have got their bookings placed already. Yes, you heard that right. It requires an appointment to see the pink ring at Birks! Read on to know why.

Pink diamonds are available in a plethora of shades, the Birks spokesperson further added. What then sets the Bubble gum diamond apart from others? The pink and purple hues that peek from the interiors add to the diamond’s distinctiveness, for when you combine the hues, it generates a rare bubble gum shade. Size is another important factor that plays a crucial role here. The 10 carat diamond was cut and polished from, hold your breaths now,-a 21.35 carat stone mined in Africa. The pink gem was then set in a platinum ring to make matters all the more interesting.

A majority of the pink diamonds are mined in Australia’s Argyle mine, where officials recently discovered a 12.76 carat rock. 

Australian Pink Diamond

After the South African bubble gum diamond, there is another pink diamond from Australia to take gem enthusiasts by storm. The rough pink diamond is probably the largest ever found in Australia, say experts. So how big is it? The size of a pound coin almost, reveals sources. Named Argyle Pink Jubilee, the diamond was born in a mine that produces ninety percent of the world’s pink diamonds.

The largest round pink diamond to auction at Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale:

A 12.04 carat round fancy pink diamond is all set to create history this May by becoming the largest ever to appear at an auction. The rare gem, with a Martian connection, has already toured cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Osaka and will further visit Singapore, Taipei, Geneva and Bangkok as part of a world preview tour that culminates in Hong Kong. Owned previously by a private collector, the Pink diamond is slated to go under the hammer at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Spring Sale. According to sources, it is one of the two known round rare pink diamonds of significant size.

Martian Pink Diamond

Coming to the Gem’s Martian connections , the story goes like this- purchased in 1976, the diamond, was named “Martian Pink” by renowned American Jeweler Ronald Winston in honor of the US satellite mission on Mars that year. The Martian Pink, let us inform you, has been dubbed very rare, primarily since it exhibits not a single trace of any secondary color. A once-in-a-blue-moon phenomena, considering that a majority of natural pink diamonds are found to exhibit color modifiers like orange, grey and purple. The presence of a Type IIa characteristic gives it an extraordinary limpidity and intense pink coloration, revealed Christie’s sources.

The Martian Pink’s aura and features are virtually unrivaled or unmatched by any other, barring the sole exception of the Williamson Pink diamond. A wedding gift for Queen Elizabeth II, the 23.60 carat gem is another significant round pink diamond alongside the Martian Pink.

Martian Pink is now owned by a private collector and touts to be the largest round pink diamond to ever be auctioned. If we go by what the buzz has been humming about, the exceptional stone will be raking in between $8 and $12 million (well, that sounds way too great).

xoxo LLD

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