Argyle Pinks

by queenofcolordiamonds

It seems like just about everyone is catching on to the rarity of the Argyle Pink Diamonds and such they are becoming increasingly difficult to procure.

 

Quoted from the Argyle Website:

An Argyle pink diamond is admired as the most concentrated form of wealth in the world.

One and a half billion years ago, forces of nature rewarded the land in Western Australia’s vast Kimberley, with pink diamonds. The exact story behind their formation remains largely a mystery, adding to their allure and intrigue.

Diamonds were first discovered in the region in 1979, when a geologist noticed a diamond embedded in an anthill. A Rio Tinto owned mine was built on the site in 1985, and of the 600 million stones it produces each year, just one tenth of one percent is pink.