Fancy Pink Diamonds
What Makes a Diamond Pink?
Until recently, the cause of pink coloring in a diamond remained somewhat of a scientific mystery. What is known is that unlike other colored diamonds (greens, blues, yellows, etc.), the color pink is not due to foreign trace elements trapped inside the diamond’s structure. Some scientists point to an atomic-level lattice defect that selectively absorbs light producing a pink hue, but the actual cause has yet to be revealed.
A pink diamond, like other colored diamonds, comes in several shades and tones. From a faint pink to the extremely rare fancy vivid pink and purplish pink. The lighter the pink tone, the less expensive the diamond. Heavily saturated pure pinks and purplish pinks are considered collector’s items, with prices reflecting their rarity and desirability.
Most pink diamonds originate in South Africa and in Australia.
Source: The Fancy Color Diamond Book ; Eden Rachminov. Copyright, All rights reserved.
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