How to select a pink Diamond
When starting out to purchase any diamond most buyers will have a certain idea in their mind as to their ideal selection. Selecting a coloured diamond is a very different process to the standard white diamonds and when it come to Argyle pink diamonds these ideals can often be smashed apart very quickly.
The major factors contributing to how you will select an Argyle pink diamond is foremost budget and availability. As the price of Argyle diamonds are so expensive any non-serious buyers are going to be quickly eliminated and those who are serious the budget will help identify what size and quality range will be possible. Once the budget has been set then the selection will come down to generally only a handful of diamonds that will be in this budget.
The availability of Argyle pink diamonds
The rarity of pink Argyle diamonds is the major factor as to why they are so expensive. With the Argyle diamond mine being the single major source of pink diamonds in the world and still only one carat out of every 100 000 carat mined being of pink colour they really are beyond rare. And as each diamond is sold there are only ever a very small number being rolled out into the market at any one time. This is why selecting a diamond is more about what is available than what may be your ideal selection. A flexible approach is often best as trying to find an exact match diamond can often be near impossible and may take several years for one to become available.
What colour pink diamond should I choose?
The deeper or more intense the colour of the diamond the more expensive it will be and the more difficult it will be to find.
Generally we suggest for a nice pink coloured diamond that is still considered affordable and is value for money diamonds graded 4P-6P are ideal. The smaller diamonds in this grade do need to be clustered to help enhance their colour but larger stones will be quite visibly pink.
Pink diamonds of 7P-9P colour grade are generally just barely pink in colour and need a lot of enhancement to be noticed.
The best diamonds that are a deep highly noticeable pink even in the smallest stones are graded 1P-3P, these are the true collector pieces and people who really want a pink diamond are drawn to these stones.
With each single jump in colour grade the price will generally double for a similar size stone.
Argyle diamond clarity selection
It is well know that although the quality of colour of the Argyle pink diamonds is unmatched the clarity of these diamonds is more often below the standard you would expect for such an expensive purchase. Despite the price it is actually quite acceptable to have a slightly visibly inclusion in a pink diamond as the marks can be masked much better than a white diamond because of the colour within the diamond. It can be difficult to find a high clarity Argyle pink diamond which makes the price of an eye clean diamond all the more expensive and difficult to acquire.
Consult an expert when selecting a pink diamond
As the expense of pink diamonds is so high and the prices are so varied we suggest that the best approach to any serious Argyle pink diamond buyers is to consult a pink diamond expert. With such an expensive purchase making the right decision can only be done with the assistance of an Argyle diamond merchant who can walk you through the selection process and assist with finding the diamond that will be the most appropriate for your requirements. Knowing how and why you want to invest in Argyle diamonds and having as large a selection of diamonds available is the best way to correctly purchase a pink diamond at the right price.