Revered for their incredible beauty and mythical origins, Argyle pink diamonds are highly coveted as one of the rarest stones in the world. Argyle pink diamonds are precious and rare, steeped in history, and stunningly beautiful. The Australian mine has been the world’s only consistent source of pink diamonds, accounting for more than 90% of the global supply.
Maestro Mege is a graduate of the internationally renowned Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in New York and has over 40 years of experience assisting clients in selecting the most desirable Argyle stones. Our exclusive partnership with Argyle-affiliated diamantaires gives us unprecedented access to the treasures of the Argyle diamond mine.
Australia is home to many incredible and unique gemstones; however, pink diamonds exist in a class of their own. Until pink diamonds started to trickle out of the Argyle mine in the 1980s, they were so rare that they barely registered on the collector’s radar.
At its height, the Argyle mine, located in the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia, produced 9 out of 10 world’s pink diamonds even though the pink material was less than one percent of the total output. Moreover, only 9.6% of the Argyle pinks are larger than 0.20 carats, and less than one percent of Argyle pinks are one carat or larger. An entire year’s worth of Argyle pinks over half a carat in size can fit in a palm of a hand.
Each certified Argyle Pink Diamond over 0.08ct is laser inscribed with a unique lot number visible under high magnification. A mark of assurance, the inscription, and the accompanying Argyle identification and Authenticity certificate provide an important guarantee of the uninterrupted chain of custody from the mine to the point of sale.
The Argyle mine has now been officially closed. No new diamonds are coming to the market, and the supply dwindles daily. This leads to rapid and dramatic price increases, good news for current owners. In fact, following the closure of the Argyle mine in 2020, demand for pink diamonds whipped into a frenzy. The mine may be depleted, but Argyle pink diamonds will remain a coveted collectible for many generations.
Argyle diamonds are graded on a scale from 1 to 9 for color intensity.
- Very intense
- Medium Light
- Very Light
- Light Blush
Why buy a pink diamond?
Pink diamonds are exquisite stones that look stunning and make a substantial investment, thanks to their scarcity. The price of Argyle pinks has increased dramatically since the mine was closed in 2021, so every unearthed stone is an irreplaceable treasure.
Pink diamonds value
Pink diamond value depends on the color, hue, saturation, and overtone. The colored diamond’s clarity and cut have a secondary role in the evaluation, as well as its carat size. For example, an exceptional 11.15-carat internally flawless pink diamond, “Williamson Pink Star,” sold for a world record USD 83 million.