Argyle Pink Diamonds Colour

An Argyle pink diamond is one of the most sought-after stones in the world for its beauty, uniqueness and rarity. Pink diamonds are actually referred to as ‘fancy coloured diamonds,’ where the larger the size of the stone and the more intense the colour of pink is, essentially indicating how valuable the diamond will be. The size of your pink diamond is just as important as the colour.

Ever since their arrival on the world stage, pink diamonds have thrilled, seduced and inspired connoisseurs from around the world. Being the rarest and most valuable natural commodity on earth.

To own a natural pink diamond is to experience a sense of timelessness cradled in the palm of your hand.

– Harry Winston

Argyle Pink Diamonds Colour

Therefore, it’s unsurprising that a high-quality Argyle pink diamond is also one of the most expensive and challenging to acquire in the world. Looking at the Argyle diamond colour chart, you’ll see the differences between specific colours with their various hues, saturations, and tones. Our team at Argyle Diamond Investments can assist you in purchasing your first pink diamond with our VIP pink diamond viewing. Where our experienced GIA and GAA accredited pink diamond experts can guide you through the process, where you can examine the various shapes and colours of pink diamonds.

Pink Diamonds Colour Grading

The three attributes, which determine the colour grade of a pink diamond, are:

Hue

The dominant colour of the diamond. Sometimes there is a modifying colour or tint that affect the hue. For example, a diamond with a pink hue may have a purplish tint.

Saturation

The strength in the pink of the hue. Hue saturation in pink diamonds can range from light to intense, and at the strongest, the saturation is said to be vivid.

Tone

The amount of lightness or darkness in the diamond. The range of tone extends from light to dark.

When we examine pink diamond colour grading, the attributes of hue, saturation and tone can distinguish the value and rarity of Argyle pink diamonds. Before picking your pink diamond colour, you need to understand and assess the difference between colour intensities and familiarise yourself with the Argyle pink diamond colour chart. 

Not only do our pink diamonds have their primary hue colours, including Purple, Pink and more, but there are secondary pink diamond hues to also consider.

Secondary Pink Diamond Hues

Pink-coloured diamonds can be found in every intensity grade in the GIA grading scale; Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Deep and Fancy Dark intensity grades depending on the colour combinations within the stone.

Brownish Pink Diamonds (Top Row)

Fancy Brownish Purple Pink, Fancy Light Brownish Pink, Fancy Brownish Pink, Fancy Deep Brownish Pink, Light Brown Pink, Fancy Brown Pink, Fancy Deep Brown Pink, Fancy Brownish Orangey Pink

Orangey Pink Diamonds (Second Row)

Fancy Brownish Orangey Pink, Fancy Deep Brownish Orangey Pink, Fancy Light Orangey Pink, Fancy Orangey Pink, Fancy Intense Orangey purplish pink, Fancy Intense Orangey Pink, Fancy Vivid Orangey Pink, Pinkish Brown

Light Pink Diamonds (Third Row)

Fancy Deep Orangey Pink, Faint Pink, Very Light Pink, Light Pink, Fancy Light Pink, Fancy Pink, Fancy Intense Pink, Fancy Vivid Pink

Intense Pink Diamonds (Fourth Row)

Fancy Deep Pink, Fancy Purple Pink, Fancy Intense Purple Pink, Fancy Vivid Purple Pink, Fancy Deep Purple Pink, Fancy intense Pink, Fancy Purplish Pink, Fancy Intense Purplish Pink

Vivid Deep Pink Diamonds (Fifth Row)

Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink, Fancy Deep Purplish Pink
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GIA Pink Diamond Colour Intensities

Pink-coloured diamonds can be found in every intensity grade in the GIA grading scale; Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Deep and Fancy Dark intensity grades depending on the colour combinations within the stone.

Pink Diamond Colour Grading

Our pink diamond colour chart and grading will run through the various levels of pink diamonds, from natural colour pink diamonds to natural colour pink rose diamonds, natural colour purplish-pink diamonds and natural colour pink champagne diamonds. Each group of colour grading includes various systems starting from 1P up to 9P. We only sell Argyle 1 to 6 colour saturations that are inscribed and officially certified by the Argyle.

Natural colour pink diamonds

The Argyle pink diamond chart for natural colour pink diamonds includes the following systems:
  • 1P pink diamonds — Scoring the highest rank in the pink diamond colour grading system, 1P pink diamonds are known for their deep and dark colour that helps hide inclusions. There are several factors that determine the exact value, including cut, clarity, carat and colour.
  • 2P pink diamonds — If you are looking for a well-saturated pink colour, the 2P diamond will impress. If you plan to purchase one, showcase the colour in the best way possible by opting for a halo, pave, or tension setting.
  • 3P pink diamonds — Leaning towards the near-perfect side of pink diamonds, a pink diamond from 3P colour grade is an excellent option if the cut and clarity enhance its hue. If the pink diamond from the 3P grade doesn’t have quality clarity, it might not be worth the investment. The price will determine how the 3P pink diamond has been cut.
  • 4P pink diamonds — This particular diamond is a shade lighter than its predecessors and can be categorised under the dark pink hue. Those who want to buy a pink diamond for investment purposes should look for darker coloured stones as opposed to lighter ones.
  • 5P pink diamonds — Falling under the fancy intense diamond category, a 5P pink diamond boasts the perfect mix of pink and white. If a 5P diamond is cut to reflect the light perfectly, it is a much better investment than other graded pink diamonds.
  • 6P pink diamonds — If you are on a budget, 6P pink diamonds are a great investment choice. While it isn’t as vivid as the 1P diamond, it offers a light pink shade on the pink diamond colour chart.
  • 7P pink diamonds — The 7P diamonds’ shape acts as the eminent launching point for its price tag. Choose a round, cushion, oval or princess cut to enhance its colour and hide inclusions.
  • 8P pink diamonds — With a faint shade of pink, the way your 8P diamond reflects the light will determine its value. If it has heavy inclusions, choose a cut that doesn’t come with a large table.
  • 9P pink diamonds — Given the lighter colour shades are known to highlight blemishes and inclusions, make up for this by choosing a cut that enhances its colour. Given that this diamond is more affordable, you can purchase a larger stone and use it as a centrepiece.
The natural colour pink rose diamonds include the following systems:
  • 1PR pink rose diamonds — The Pink Rose diamond is the three-level in the Argyle diamond colour chart. The first in rank is the PP (Purplish Pink), next are the P (Pink) diamonds, and the third in line are pink rose diamonds. Thanks to its brilliant colour grading, a Pink Rose diamond can sell for $1,000,000 for one to two carats.
  • 2PR pink rose diamonds — The rare 2PR diamond ranks second on the Argyle pink diamond colour chart thanks to its burgundy tint. The value is based on the vividness of its colour, which is highly saturated and darker in its overall tone.
  • 3PR pink rose diamonds — The burgundy tint of the Pink Rose diamond makes it distinctively recognisable amongst other pink diamond classifications. The 3PR diamond ranks third on the Argyle pink diamond colour chart. It has a vivid pink hue with a noticeably burgundy tint. This coloured stone is tough to come by, but the price will depend on its cut and clarity.
  • 4PR pink rose diamonds — This diamond has a distinctive brownish tint, but the colour saturation is not as dark as RP diamonds which are higher on the pink diamond colour chart. Due to their lower saturation, it’s a mid-range investment.
  • 5PR pink rose diamonds — With low supply and high demand, this diamond is hard to come by, and it will remain valuable for many years to come. The 5PR pink diamond is an excellent investment.
  • 6PR pink rose diamonds — The 6PR Pink Rose diamond is on the lower end of the Argyle pink diamond colour chart, meaning its burgundy saturation is not as high as its higher graded counterparts. They are in the middle range of the pink rose spectrum and are priced around $10 000.
  • 7PR pink rose diamonds — A rose pink diamond has a burgundy tint and a low colour intensity, which also reduces the price.
  • 8PR pink rose diamonds — These diamonds are relatively cheap as they are on the lower end of the pink rose spectrum. The current demand is not as high as other rare types, but it’s set to increase exponentially since the closure of Western Australia’s Argyle mine.
  • 9PR pink rose diamonds — The 9PR pink rose diamond is a stone classified as having a very faint pinkish rose hue, with only a slight hint of the burgundy tint. The demand is not as high due to its low classification. Still, it’s a great investment to add to your portfolio.

Natural colour purplish-pink diamonds

The natural colour purplish-pink diamonds include the following systems:
  • 1PP purplish-pink diamonds — Ranking highest on the pink diamond colour chart, the 1PP purplish-pink diamond is the hardest to come by and is known for its vivid pink colour and purplish undertone.
  • 2PP purplish-pink diamonds — 2PP or ‘purplish pink’ diamonds are ranked second for colour intensity on the pink diamond colour chart for purplish-pink diamonds. As diamonds with this purplish pink grade are rare, it’s a valuable investment.
  • 3PP purplish-pink diamonds — Thanks to their unique hues, 3PP purplish-pink diamonds are in high demand, making them a valuable investment. The weight of this diamond will influence its price.
  • 4PP purplish-pink diamonds  — Ranking fourth on the Argyle diamond colour chart, the price of this stone will depend on its features and weight. It becomes more expensive as its weight increases because this type is rare.
  • 5PP purplish-pink diamonds — This diamond saturation is regarded as Barbie doll pink. It’s a worthwhile investment, and the demand for 5PP purplish-pink diamonds continues to increase.
  • 6PP purplish-pink diamonds — The colour intensity 6 places it just a notch under the middle range. The middle price point makes it a valuable investment, and the most flattering shape will be a cushion, radiant or emerald cut.
  • 7PP purplish-pink diamonds — While other diamonds on the diamond colour chart are used in jewellery, 7PP purplish-pink diamonds are gracing other forms of artwork such as precious metal coins and ornaments. It’s a valuable investment to add to your portfolio and will continue to increase in value.
  • 8PP purplish-pink diamonds — While it ranks number 8 on the Argyle diamond colour chart, this stone offers a deep pink/purplish colour. To ensure you are investing in a stone that will increase in value, industry certifications will ensure its quality.
  • 9PP purplish dink diamonds — While it offers a faint pink colour and is ranked the lowest on the diamond colour chart, choosing a round, princess, emerald, heart, oval or cushion cut will make it a worthy investment. When buying a 9PP, you need to speak to a trustworthy dealer who can take you through the buying, storage, and resale process. The 9PP prices are set per carat, and the higher the carat weight, the higher the diamond price.
 

Natural colour pink champagne diamonds

The natural colour pink champagne diamonds include the following systems:
  • PC1 pink champagne diamonds — Though they have the lowest intensity of colour according to the Argyle grading scale, PC1 pink champagne diamonds are still highly desirable, displaying a subtle pink, brown and yellow hue.
  • PC2 pink champagne diamonds — Situated in the middle of the grading scale, the PC2 diamond holds a brown tint mixed with a pinkish hue.
  • PC3 pink champagne diamonds — Identified as having the best quality amongst other pink champagne diamonds, the PC3 pink champagne diamond is highly sought-after and fetches a higher price. They are less likely to have imperfections, making them an excellent choice for diamond investors and collectors.
Pink Diamond Colour Intensities Pink-coloured diamonds can be found in every intensity grade in the Argyle grading scale; 9P (Faint), 8P (Very Light, Light), 7P (Fancy Light), 6P (Fancy), 6P to 3P (Fancy Intense), 4P to 1P (Fancy Vivid), 3P to 1P (Fancy Deep) intensity grades depending on the colour combinations within the stone.

What Causes Pink Diamond Colour

The unique colours in the stones are caused by different trace minerals within the compound elements of the diamonds. Depending on the origin of the stones, meaning where it is from, certain minerals are more present – therefore increasing the presence of specific colours in certain areas.

Unlike yellow diamonds where the colour is caused from significant amounts of nitrogen; blue diamonds where the colour is attributed to the presence of boron; purple or violet diamonds where the colours are caused by hydrogen atoms remaining in the stone, or green diamonds where the colour is caused by exposure to atomic radiation or radioactivity – the cause of the pink diamond colour remains unresolved. Scientific evidence has shown that pink diamonds contain high pressure graining which results in a compressed internal structure, and that is thought to contribute to the colour. Within the industry, this is referred to as ‘plastic deformation,’ which occurs during the crystal growth.

As a result of the increased pressure, it is extremely difficult to find a pink coloured diamond with a high clarity grade. In fact, most natural pink diamonds often contain pink internal graining lines or surface graining lines within the atomic structure of the stones.

FAQs

Pink diamonds are graded according to the intensity of their colour in each stone. The Argyle diamond colour chart uses a scale from one to nine, with one being the most intense and nine being the lightest shade of pink colour.

Pink diamonds are typically found in pink, purplish-pink, pink-rose and pink-champagne hues. But within each hue, they have different systems of colour starting from 1P up to 9P.

The more intense and saturated the colour, the rarer and more valuable the diamond. The price of pink diamonds hugely varies. It can start per carat at around $10,000 for a 9P less intense pink diamond piece. It can also go as high as almost $1,000,000 with a 1P pink diamond. For more information on which pink diamond colour is the most valuable, contact our team today.

The unique colours in the stones are caused by different trace minerals within the compound elements of the diamonds. Depending on the origin of the stone, certain minerals are predominantly more present; therefore, increasing the presence of specific colours in some regions of the stone.

Unlike yellow diamonds, where significant amounts of nitrogen cause the colour, or green diamonds, where the colour is caused by exposure to atomic radiation or radioactivity, the pink diamond colour remains unresolved. Scientific evidence has shown that pink diamonds contain high-pressure graining, resulting in a compressed internal structure, which is thought to contribute to the pink colour. To this day, we’re still trying to answer this question.

Until the closure of the Argyle mine in 2020, the primary source for pink diamonds was in Western Australia. Until recently, we were the world’s largest single producer of diamonds.

Pink-coloured diamonds can be found in every intensity grade in the GIA grading scale with the following: Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Deep and Fancy Dark; depending on the colour combinations within the stone.

Each intensity grade of pink diamonds also includes Faint Pink, Very Light Pink, Light Pink, Fancy Light Pink, Fancy Pink, Fancy Intense Pink, Fancy Vivid Pink, and Fancy Deep Pink. For more information on pink diamond colour grading and intensity levels, speak with our expert team of geologists and diamond experts today.