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Pink Diamonds
What exactly are Pink Diamonds? Diamonds can occur in nearly any color, though yellow and brown are by far the most common. The Pink diamond is a member of the Carbon family and is the hardest substance known. The word Diamond is derived from the Greek word "adamas" which means "hardest metal" reflecting the property of the stone. Diamonds with a detectable hue, other than yellow or brown are known as colored diamonds. If the colour is strong enough, a stone may be referred to as a fancy colored diamond by the trade. There are Natural fancy color diamonds and Synthetic Color Diamonds. For more information on any of these subjects please refer to the Index.

Definition of Diamond Color
What is the Definition of a Pink Diamond? Colored diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration. The most common impurity, nitrogen, causes a slight to intense yellow coloration depending upon the type and concentration of nitrogen present. Crystal lattice defects during the formation of diamond cause the pink color.

Symbolism & Meaning of Pink Diamonds
The traditional properties closely associated with diamonds  are action, passion, and energy. Jewelry containing diamonds are believed to enhance relationships, increasing inner strength and provide the wearer with balance, clarity and abundance. It is believed that wearing jewelry containing a diamond will focus the energies of the precious gemstone through the gem. The color pink has always been closely associated with ladies and young girls and has the symbolic meaning of joy and happiness.

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An Impartial Guide to Diamonds

Names of Famous & Rare Pink Diamonds:
The most famous Pink diamond is the Hortensia Diamond. There are several other famous rare Pink diamonds including the Darya-i-Nur, Star of the South (Brownish Pink), Nepal, Steinmetz Pink "Jewel in the Crown", Rose of Dubai, Williamson, Hortensia and the Grand Condé

  • Darya-i-Nur
  • The Star of the South
  • Nepal
  • Steinmetz Pink "Jewel in the Crown"
  • Rose of Dubai
  • Williamson
  • Grand Condé
  • The Pink Agra
  • Hortensia

Rare Pink Diamonds - The Darya-i-Nur
The Darya-i-Nur diamond, aka the "Sea or River of Light", weighs 186 carats and was the largest diamond owned by the Shah of Persia.

Rare Pink Diamonds - The Star of the South
The Star of the South was found in 1853 at the the Bagagem Diamond Mines in Brazil.

Rare Pink Diamonds - The Nepal
The Nepal ("The Ageless Diamond" ) was purchased in 1957 by Harry Winston from an Indian dealer.

Rare Pink Diamonds - The Steinmetz Pink "Jewel in the Crown"
The Steinmetz Pink "Jewel in the Crown" weighs 59.60 carats and is rated in color as Fancy Vivid Pink. The stone was cut by the Steinmetz group and it was first displayed in Monaco on May 29, 2003.

Rare Pink Diamonds - The Rose of Dubai
The Rose of Dubai is a pear-shaped 25.02-carat fancy pink bought by the Amer Radwan of Dubai.

Rare Pink Diamonds - The Williamson
The Williamson weighs 23.6 carats and was found in a mine in Tanzania which was owned by the Canadian geologist Dr John Williamson. Williamson gave it to Princess Elizabeth in 1947 as a wedding present.

Rare Pink Diamonds - The Hortensia
The Hortensia diamond is a pale orangey-pink  which was added to the Crown Jewels of France by King Louis XIV in 1691

Rare Pink Diamonds - The Grand Condé
The Grand Condé was given to Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé by King Louis XIII of France in 1643

Rare Diamonds - The Pink Agra
The Agra Diamond was acquired in 1526 by the first Mogul emperor, Babur (1483-1530).

Pink Diamonds in Jewelry
Pink diamonds in jewelry are becoming extremely popular especially for engagement rings and as solitaires. Pink diamond earrings, bracelets, necklaces and of course engagement rings and eternity rings are the most popular types of jewelry. In 1477 Mary of Burgundy became the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring given to her by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria and the history and tradition of the engagement ring began.

Diamonds - Precious - Stone - Guide - Color - Facts - Information -Info - Jewelry - Jewellery
Properties - Rare - Famous - Jewel - Gem - Gemstone - Rare - Famous - Rare
Darya-i-Nur, Star of the South , Nepal, Steinmetz "Jewel in the Crown",
Rose of Dubai, Williamson, Hortensia and the Grand Condé

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