Pink Diamonds Prices Guide for investors and private collectors (2022)

In the last 20 years, the price of pink diamonds has skyrocketed, making them popular among investors and celebrities who enjoy the mobility of a stable, high value asset that will continue to yield an almost guaranteed return.

Dwindling supply and a surge in the demand for pink diamonds indicate that the prices of these wondrous natural treasures will continue to increase. If you too seek to buy pink diamonds, here you will find all the information, tips and tools needed for making a smart investment in one of the more popular assets of recent years.

Pink Diamonds Prices Main Principle

The most basic pricing principle in the world of natural diamonds, whether fancy colored or colorless, states that the rarer the diamond, the higher its value. There is no predetermined linear scale that gradually dictates the diamonds’ pricing. Each diamond has its own unique features and its price will be determined according to their regularity or rarity.

Pink diamonds are among the rarest diamonds and are currently quarried mostly by the Argle mine in Australia, owned by the world's largest diamond mining company, Rio Tinto. It is estimated that Argyle is responsible for at least 90% of all pink diamonds released annually worldwide and that due to the difficulty in finding natural pink diamonds (only 40-50 carats per year), it is expected to cease its activities by 2020.

The shutdown of the Argyle mine is expected to further increase the already high prices of pink diamonds. Some will see this as a difficulty and a hindrance to their pink dream (mainly investors), and others will see it as a great opportunity to invest in a property with high returns.

How rare are pink diamonds?

When you break down the numbers and dive into the statistics, the rarity of pink diamonds is immediately evident, and this explains their high price, rising value and the influx of investors and collectors into auction houses and websites that sell pink diamonds online.

If we compare the scarcity of pink diamonds to the rest of the diamonds in the market, we see the following picture: Every year 12-14 million carats of diamonds are mined, polished and sold, with only 0.01 percent of them being fancy colored diamonds. Out of that 0.01%, approximately 80% are brown or yellow diamonds, with the remaining 20% being gray or black diamonds.

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It is estimated that pink diamonds constitute a minuscule fraction of about 0.0001% of all diamonds marketed annually by Argyle, which, as mentioned above, are responsible for mining 90% of the world supply of pink diamonds. (Link)

Are Pink Diamonds A Good Investment?

In the past, most pink diamonds were purchased for decorating engagement rings, but consistent market indexes showing a 20% average increase every year led to the influx of Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF) and rich investors from China and the world, making pink diamonds a financial investment lacking any emotion or romance, but laden with realistic considerations of stability, low risk and positive return.

The following chart, whose figures were cited in the Telegraph article, provides a clear yet almost inconceivable illustration of the rise in the value of pink diamonds by carats over the years. For example, Fancy light pink diamonds, which 38 years ago cost $10,000 per carat, are now estimated at an astronomical price of $220,000 per carat - 22 times the value in 1979. Vivid pink diamonds, whose rare color is even more valued, were sold in 1979 for $50,000 per carat, a considerable amount by all accounts. But high demand and low supply coupled with an unrelenting search for new investment avenues that attracted many to fancy colored diamonds have increased their value by 2014 to $600,000 per carat! An unprecedented rise, undoubtedly.

In 2002, the average price per carat of a pink diamond was $13,000, and in 2014 the price was $76,000. The Fancy light pink category alone has seen a 15% annual increase in the last decade, and even banks are reporting a steep rise in investments in diamonds by their richest clients in the last 7 years.

For those who want to buy pink diamonds for investment purposes, such as the SMSF funds, banks and wealthy investors, this is a 'safe haven' that offers all the advantages and benefits of the investment world with tiny stones that can easily be carried in your wallet or on your finger, and whose value is sometimes even greater than that of real estate properties, making them more attractive to many.

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The 6 major parameters impacting the price of pink diamonds

1. Origin

The first and supposedly obvious parameter is the origin - is the pink diamond natural or lab created? Today, due to the high demand and low supply, there are technological means to artificially create the pink tint in colorless natural diamonds through high pressure and heat processes.

Natural pink diamonds are significantly more valuable than their artificial counterparts, but an untrained eye without proper equipment will not be able to distinguish between the two. Advanced gemological institutes, led by the GIA, have the appropriate means and experts who can identify and categorize the diamond's characteristics, primarily its origin.

Don’t be tempted to purchase a pink diamond without a certificate from a leading gemological institute. This is the best assurance that you are making an informed purchase.

2. Color

The second parameter influencing the price of a pink diamond is its color, that is, the exact color definition as determined by the gemological institute, taking into account the diamond's hue, saturation and tone and formulating an agreed description based on which the diamond can be valued.

The rarer and more valuable colors are of course the most vivid, deep and powerful ones. Fancy intense pink, Fancy pink, Fancy pink & Fancy deep pink will be priced much higher than their brighter counterparts - Faint pink, Very light pink & Light pink.

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Pure pink diamonds, those without a secondary hue, are considered very rare and therefore very expensive, but if they have a rare secondary hue such as violet, their price is expected to rise even more. On the other hand, if the diamond has a secondary hue of a less rare color, such as brown, its value is likely to decrease.

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3. Carat

Although it is commonly thought that carat represents the size of the diamond, it actually refers specifically to the diamond’s weight. A 1-carat pink diamond weighs 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams. A 5-carat pink diamond weighs only 1 gram. Heavier diamonds are considered rarer and therefore their price per carat will increase significantly.

4. Clarity

The clarity parameter, which indicates the quality of the diamond’s reflection and shine, as well as the amount of internal or external defects, has a significant but less dramatic effect on the pricing compared to the previous three parameters we discussed.

Just compare a pink diamond at a clarity level of I3 to a VS1-level pink diamond and you’ll understand the difference in terms of shine, sparkle, and penetration of light in the diamond. A diamond with few or no defects, other than being of a higher quality, is considered rarer and therefore more expensive.

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5. Cut

The effect of the cut on the diamond’s price is reflected in the quality of work done by the polisher to highlight the diamond’s rarest and most valued qualities. Is its shape symmetrical? Does it accentuate and deepen its color? Does it look bigger than its actual weight? Is the polish shiny and the diamond sparkling and dazzling? If you answered yes, it means the pink diamond you wish to buy has been treated with care by a professional polisher who raised its value by presenting its best and rarest qualities in such a positive light through a high-quality finish. If you answered no, it means that the polish will reduce the diamond’s value and make it harder to sell.

6. Shape

The shape parameter would presumably be included under the cut parameter, but unlike the cut, which refers to the work on the diamond’s interior, “shape” refers to its external and general form as seen from above and is therefore considered a separate parameter.

The diamond's chosen shape affects the way the light is reflected and accentuates the diamond's color. Therefore, the round shape, which is widely used in white diamonds due to the high amount of light it contains, is not suitable for fancy colored diamonds because it "brightens" their color while the goal is the opposite.

The most valued shapes in the world of fancy colored diamonds in general, and pink diamonds in particular, are Oval and Pear. Another shape, romantic and desirable for both emotional and aesthetic reasons, is the shape of the heart, which is boasted in engagement rings and designer jewelry. Radiant and Cushion are also excellent shapes that accentuate the stone’s qualities.

A word from Asteria on Pink Diamonds

We could elaborate and tell you lots more about the prices of pink diamonds and their investment opportunities, and we promise to do so in future guides. But in the meantime, we invite you to personally contact us, consult and enjoy the highest level of professional services on the path to your next pink diamond.

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FAQs

How much is my pink diamond worth? ›

The pink diamond is one of the rarest colored diamonds that exist – rarer than every type of colored diamond, apart from red diamonds. Their rarity means pink diamonds are exceedingly valuable. A high-quality pink diamond with an intense shade can cost up to $700,000 per carat.

Is buying pink diamonds a good investment? ›

Thanks to the ratio between their size and their value, Argyle Pink Diamonds are one of the most highly concentrated forms of wealth that one can own, making them both an aesthetically beautiful accessory and an ideal investment.

How much is a 1 carat pink Argyle diamond worth? ›

Pink diamonds are the most expensive certified jewel, with high intensity Argyle pink diamonds from Australia's mine reaching up to $1,000,000 per carat.

What is the most valuable pink diamond? ›

The pink diamond 'Williamson Pink Star' weighs 11.15-carat and was auctioned by Sotheby's Hong Kong. It was sold for $49.9 million, which is a world record price.

How do I sell my pink diamond? ›

You can ask a jeweller to sell your pink diamond on your behalf. They generally do not buy back diamonds rather, they prefer to take your diamond on consignment. You need to confirm that your property is covered by insurance whilst it is their care and custody. This process can take months or even years.

How much does a 10 carat pink diamond cost? ›

Its estimate is $19.1 - $25.5 million. Sotheby's says this gem is rare in size, quality and color. Only one percent of all pink diamonds graded by the Gemological Institute of America are larger than 10 carats.

What's better than a pink diamond? ›

While less rare than pink diamonds, yellow diamonds hold the strongest market demand of all colored diamonds. They are more than just a beautiful diamond of yellow color, they are one of the biggest diamond jewelry statements of the decade.

What are the best pink diamonds? ›

Although Argyle produces the most intense pink gems, it generally doesn't produce pink diamonds above a few carats in size. The largest pink diamond ever found in the Argyle mine is the Argyle Pink Jubilee Diamond, which weighs 12.76 carats.

Where do the best pink diamonds come from? ›

The majority of all pink diamonds mined come from one source in Australia, the Argyle Mine. Argyle Pink Diamonds are so expensive because of the very limited supply. A pink diamond is formed of only carbon like a white diamond, through millions of years in the kimberlite pipes of volcanoes.

How do you tell if it is a real pink diamond? ›

Place a white piece of paper on a flat surface and draw a small dot with a pen. Lay the stone onto the dot with the flat side down. Through the pointed end of the diamond, look down onto the paper. If you see a circular reflection inside the gemstone, the stone is fake.

What is a 100 carat pink diamond worth? ›

Looking at how much large pink diamonds tend to sell for; however, you could expect a 100-carat example to reach a higher price than any other gemstone that has ever been put on the market. A 100-carat cut pink might even be worth more than $100 million.

Who owns the most expensive pink diamond? ›

The Pink Star has been held in Sotheby's inventory at a value of $72 million. After bidding from three clients, the diamond was sold to jewellery retailer Chow Tai Fook, who was on the telephone to Sotheby's Asia CEO Kevin Ching, for a hammer price of 490 million Hong Kong dollars (US$63 million).

What is the rarest pink stone? ›

Pezzottaite: if you would like to own one of the rarest pink gemstones, pezzottaite is a good candidate. Only recently (2003) recognized as a a distinct mineral, pezzottaite was discovered in Madagascar and named after an Italian mineralogist.

What color diamond is worth the most money? ›

Red Diamonds

Their extreme rarity and intense, crimson color make them the most expensive of all the colored diamonds, costing on average over $1 million per carat.

What's the best place to sell diamonds? ›

For people looking for an easy way to sell your loose diamond for cash, then an online diamond buyer like Worthy or DiamondsUSA may be the best option. These companies will appraise your diamond and give you a cash offer based on its value.

How much money will you get if you sell a diamond? ›

Diamonds resell for 25% to 50% of their purchase value. So if you purchased your diamond jewelry for $1500, the resale value will be somewhere near $855-900, depending on the buyer's preferences. That's why only rare and big diamonds are good for investments.

How much do you lose when you sell diamonds? ›

The typical loss on reselling a diamond is between 25% and 50% of its original purchase price. Like the price of gold, diamonds' resale value can rise and fall depending on some circumstances. You can anticipate getting 25-50% less when you resell your diamond than you paid.

How much is a 6 carat pink diamond worth? ›

Pink diamonds in the higher quality and standard have an average price per carat of $1.5 to $3 million per carat.

How are pink diamonds graded? ›

The diamonds are also graded based on their colour intensity, with a number from 1 (the highest intensity) to 9 (the lowest). The colour saturation of your pink diamond is one of the main factors in the price of your investment. As a rule for investing, look for a pink diamond that is a 1 to 6 P, PP or PR in colour.

What do pink diamonds symbolize? ›

#1 – A Pink Diamond Represents the Color of Love

During England's Elizabethan Era (1558-1603), pink was thought to represent happiness and delight. Pink is now linked with love, tenderness and innocence. So if you want to express your love, a pink diamond engagement ring whispers romance.

Which is the No 1 diamond? ›

1. The Cullinan Diamond. The world's biggest diamond is the Cullinan Diamond, discovered in the Premier Mine in South Africa in 1905. Named for the owner of the mine, Thomas Cullinan, the Cullinan Diamond was a massive 3,106 carats in its uncut state: that's 1-1/3 pounds!

What is the best Colour pink diamond? ›

Thus, a grading of 1PP, represents the strongest colour (1) of the rarest category (purple pink) and would therefore – all other things being equal – be a much rarer and more valuable diamond than a 4PR for example.

Do pink diamonds fade? ›

However, according to Argyle Diamond Investments, pink diamonds from other sources may temporarily lighten or fade in sunlight or heat. Compared to diamonds from other sources, Argyle pink diamonds sell at higher prices and tend to be small but intensely colored. They often have secondary purple hues.

Is pink diamond better than emerald? ›

Pink Diamond Armor has the same stats as the Emerald equivalents. There are no Pink Diamond weapons, so it's better to spend Emeralds on the Emerald Blade since both Pink Diamond and the Emerald sets are the same. (18% damage reduction per hit / 12 damage per hit on resources.)

How do you guarantee a pink diamond? ›

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Which country has the most pink diamonds? ›

1. Pink Diamonds Originate Mostly From Australia. More than 90 percent of the world's supply of natural pink diamonds are produced in a worldwide-known diamond mine called the Argyle Mine in Western Australia.

Do real diamonds sparkle pink? ›

Genuine diamonds do not sparkle in rainbow colors inside of the stone. Instead, the inside of real diamonds sparkles in tones white and gray. The play on light in the diamond is brilliance.

Does a pink diamond sparkle? ›

While it is true that fire and sparkle of a pink diamond is often unmatched by these stones, the prices can be very attractive and make them great alternatives to a pink diamond.

How do you tell if a diamond is real or fake with a flashlight? ›

By holding a diamond close to a source of light, such as a flashlight, you can tell whether or not it's real. Watch closely for the shimmers of light that shine from the stone. A real diamond will reflect light easily, and provide you with a disco ball or rainbow-like display.

How much is a 170 carat pink diamond worth? ›

It was sold at a Hong Kong auction in 2017 for $71.2 million. The Lulo Rose would have to be cut and polished to realise its true value, in a process that can see a stone lose 50 per cent of its weight.

Who wears the pink star diamond? ›

One is the 59.60-carat, mixed-cut, oval Pink Star diamond that sold at auction in 2017 for $71.2m (then £57m), and the Williamson stone, a 23.60-carat diamond given to Queen Elizabeth II as a wedding gift by Canadian geologist and ardent royalist John Thoburn Williamson in 1947.

Who owns the Pink Star Diamond? ›

Williamson Pink Star was crafted into a cushion-cut diamond

As for pink diamond per carat, the previous record was at HK$20.6 million, held by the 18.96-carat Winston Pink Legacy. It was acquired by famous American luxury jeweler Harry Winston at CHF 50.4 million (around US$50.66 million) in Geneva in 2018.

How much is a 16 carat pink diamond worth? ›

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Are pink sapphires more expensive than pink diamonds? ›

The majority of pink sapphires are priced significantly lower than pink diamonds. Pink sapphires are priced just slightly above the price of blue sapphires, making them very affordable for the perfect engagement ring, dress ring or wedding ring. See pink sapphire rings and jewelry here.

Does the queen own a pink diamond? ›

In 1947, Queen Elizabeth II received a 54-carat intense pink diamond for her wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh. This stone was later mounted onto a brooch by Cartier. The Queen remains one of the biggest collectors of natural color diamonds.

Who owns the most diamond privately? ›

Seven other major diamonds, weighing a total of 208.29 carats (41.66 g), were privately owned by Elizabeth II, who inherited them from her grandmother, Queen Mary, in 1953.
...
Cullinan Diamond.
The rough diamond
Weight3,106.75 carats (621.350 g)
Original ownerPremier Diamond Mining Company
OwnerCharles III in right of The Crown
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Who is the richest diamond owner? ›

Laljibhai Patel (born 28 November 1955) is an Indian diamantaire and philanthropic social activist, who is the chairman of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. (DDPL) and one of the barons of the Indian diamond Industry.

What is an expensive pink stone? ›

Pink Sapphire is the most sought after Pink gemstone. It is known for its healing and astrological powers as well as its immense jewelry availability.

What gems are naturally pink? ›

List of Pink Gemstones
  • Rose Quartz.
  • Pink Sapphire.
  • Rhodolite Garnet.
  • Pink Topaz.
  • Morganite.
  • Pink Opal.
  • Pink Kunzite.
  • Pink Malaya Garnet.
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What does a pink stone symbolize? ›

“Its soft, gentle, almost pastel pale pink coloring is a good indication of its most commonly known property: that of pure love. It's a stone of both giving and receiving love.” As Birch says, rose quartz is believed by many to encourage the qualities of love.

What color diamond sparkles most? ›

Because diamonds reflect white light, colorless diamonds produce the best sparkle and fire. In fact, the more color a diamond has, the less likely it is to reflect white light. And as a result, will produce less sparkle. A D-color diamond is the highest quality, and will offer the greatest sparkle.

Which diamond cut holds the most value? ›

The most expensive diamond cut is the round brilliant

And it's not just because it's the most in-demand: The round brilliant has the most facets of any shape, which require more precision work, and cutters have to discard more of the rough diamond, so you essentially pay for a larger stone than you end up with.

What is the cheapest diamond color? ›

To group the colors based on prices the relatively affordable colored diamonds are grey, brown and fancy yellow. Going to mid ranging prices it can be an intense and vivid yellow diamonds and orange diamonds. A group higher in prices are pink, purple, violet, green and blue diamonds. Which are already very very rare!

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Are pink diamonds valuable? ›

Certified natural Fancy Vivid pink diamonds are the most expensive diamonds on the market ranging in price from 30,000 to 100,000 per carat, 20 times the price of a white diamond. The majority of all pink diamonds mined come from one source in Australia, the Argyle Mine.

What is a 100 carat pink diamond worth? ›

Large vivid pink and pink-purple diamonds have been selling at auction for $1-2 million per carat in recent years. Smaller pink diamonds, or those with less-vivid hues, still fetch upwards of $100,000 per carat for a natural stone. Lab-grown pink diamonds sell for between $2,000-$8,000 per carat.

Is a pink diamond worth more than a regular diamond? ›

Did you know that pink diamonds are 20 times more costly than white diamonds? A one-carat pink diamond will cost anything between $100000 and $1 million, which is indeed crazy. Just a few countries have been fortunate enough to find pink diamond mines.

How can you tell if a pink diamond is real? ›

Place a white piece of paper on a flat surface and draw a small dot with a pen. Lay the stone onto the dot with the flat side down. Through the pointed end of the diamond, look down onto the paper. If you see a circular reflection inside the gemstone, the stone is fake.

What is the best colour pink diamond? ›

Thus, a grading of 1PP, represents the strongest colour (1) of the rarest category (purple pink) and would therefore – all other things being equal – be a much rarer and more valuable diamond than a 4PR for example.

What does a pink diamond symbolize? ›

#1 – A Pink Diamond Represents the Color of Love

During England's Elizabethan Era (1558-1603), pink was thought to represent happiness and delight. Pink is now linked with love, tenderness and innocence. So if you want to express your love, a pink diamond engagement ring whispers romance.

How are pink diamonds graded? ›

The diamonds are also graded based on their colour intensity, with a number from 1 (the highest intensity) to 9 (the lowest). The colour saturation of your pink diamond is one of the main factors in the price of your investment. As a rule for investing, look for a pink diamond that is a 1 to 6 P, PP or PR in colour.

How much is a 170 carat pink diamond worth? ›

It was sold at a Hong Kong auction in 2017 for $71.2 million. The Lulo Rose would have to be cut and polished to realise its true value, in a process that can see a stone lose 50 per cent of its weight.

Who wears the pink star diamond? ›

One is the 59.60-carat, mixed-cut, oval Pink Star diamond that sold at auction in 2017 for $71.2m (then £57m), and the Williamson stone, a 23.60-carat diamond given to Queen Elizabeth II as a wedding gift by Canadian geologist and ardent royalist John Thoburn Williamson in 1947.

What's better than a pink diamond? ›

While less rare than pink diamonds, yellow diamonds hold the strongest market demand of all colored diamonds. They are more than just a beautiful diamond of yellow color, they are one of the biggest diamond jewelry statements of the decade.

What color diamond is worth the most money? ›

Red Diamonds

Their extreme rarity and intense, crimson color make them the most expensive of all the colored diamonds, costing on average over $1 million per carat.

What diamond color is best value? ›

Near colorless diamonds, (G, H, I, and J grades,) are the best value in diamonds. G color is just one step down from the truly Colorless tier, so it still appears very colorless. H color is another good “near colorless” choice and is, in my opinion, the last color grade where yellow or brown is not visible face up.

How do you guarantee a pink diamond? ›

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Do real diamonds sparkle pink? ›

Genuine diamonds do not sparkle in rainbow colors inside of the stone. Instead, the inside of real diamonds sparkles in tones white and gray. The play on light in the diamond is brilliance.

Is pink diamond gone forever? ›

Even when a gem is shattered, their conciousness is still spread across all the shards- so they can in theory be put back together, healed and be fine. But Pink Diamond is likely the first gem to actually be dead since she was stated to be completely gone.

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