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WILLS Knowledge~ Colored diamond investment, how to buy pink diamonds to preserve their value

WILLS Knowledge~ Colored diamond investment, how to buy pink diamonds to preserve their value


Friends who have studied jewelry must know that diamonds are the most beautiful investment products that represent taste, especially pink diamonds. They have considerable potential for appreciation in the past few years and even in the future. Now let WILLS tell you why pink diamonds are It’s worth investing in!

The Argyle diamond mine in Australia, as an indicator of the value of pink diamonds in the global market, only produces a very small amount of pink diamonds a year, but it accounts for 90% of the world's top pink diamond output. But last year, in 2020, its mining company Rio Tinto stopped mining. Natural pink diamonds were the second rarest color in the colored diamond family, and have now become more precious. Rio Tinto officials stated that the price of high-quality pink diamonds has increased at an alarming rate since 2000, rising by nearly 500% in the past 20 years. In the past five years, it has increased at an annual rate of 10%-15%. After the mining area was closed, the price of pink diamonds increased overnight. It is difficult to buy ARGYLE pink diamonds.

[Image source: Argyle Pink Diamonds]

As early as 2019, after the Argyle diamond mine announced that it would be closed, pink diamonds have achieved great results at major auctions.

Christie's Hong Kong - "The Bubble Gum Pink"

3.43ct vivid purple pink IF diamond ring, sold for HKD 58,825,000

Sotheby's Hong Kong

10.64ct vivid purple pink stone with ring, sold for HKD 155 million

Guardian Hong Kong

4.58ct fancy purple pink diamond ring, sold for HKD 25,390,00

Just last year, when the ARGYLE diamond mine was closed, the 14.83ct pink diamond "The Spirit of the Rose" produced in Abiliyak, the Sakha Republic in northeastern Russia, attracted global attention and was sold at Sotheby's in Geneva. The price was sold at the auction for HK$207 million, setting a new global auction record for a purple-pink diamond.

Comparing the price trend of pink diamonds in the international market in recent years, compared with white diamonds, the price of yellow diamonds of the same weight and color is generally 1/4 to 1/2 higher; while the price of pink diamonds is usually higher than that of white diamonds of the same grade. Diamonds are 2/3 or even 1 times higher. In view of this, pink diamonds are worthy of collection and investment.

Pink Diamond Color Rating

The color of pink diamonds is graded from low to high: Faint pink (Faint), Very light pink (Very Light), Light pink (Light), Fancy Light, Normal pink (Fancy), Dark pink (Fancy Dark), darker pink (Fancy Intense), deep pink (Fancy Deep), bright pink (Fancy Vivid).
As a collection, Gu Mingsiyi’s pink diamond is mainly pink. The darker the color, the higher its value. Clarity refers to the amount of impurities a diamond contains. The clarity of pink diamonds has less impact on price, unlike colorless diamonds.
Due to the rarity of pink diamonds, even slight differences in the grading combination of color, weight and clarity can result in significant differences in price.
It is worth noting that even diamonds of the same color grade can look very different to the naked eye. Therefore, when choosing a pink diamond, in addition to referring to the rating on the certificate, it is more important to personally judge the actual color at the purchase site to ensure that the color of the pink diamond you purchase is in line with your wishes. In addition, pink diamonds also come with other tones, such as Purplish (purple), Brownish (brown), etc. Among them, pure pink - Straight Pink (without other tones), followed by Purplish Pink (purple pink) and Orangey Pink ( orange powder). Each color tone has its own characteristics. If you want to buy pink diamonds but hope the price is a little more reasonable, you can consider pink diamonds with other colors.

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