Getting engaged is an exciting time in a woman’s life for many reasons. However, one cannot overlook the integral part that diamond engagement rings play. It is often discussed at length and the moment of the unveiling is always highly anticipated. What will the ring look like? How big will the diamond be? What’s the shape of the stone and does it glimmer like a dream? The questions can go on and on.
Although white diamond engagement rings can vary greatly in terms of the metal used, the diamond quality, its shape, and the general ring design it still won’t truly stand out from the rest. In fact, from afar the cut or clarity of a diamond won’t be able to be seen at all. The one thing that will really make your engagement ring extremely unique, one to awe at and always remember will be the diamonds color!
The Pink Diamond and Its Color
Natural colored diamonds are quite rare, and it is for this reason that they are somewhat unfamiliar to most. The color diamond family consists of twelve different colors and over 230 color combinations. Most likely as a result of the colors association with energy, passion, desire, and love, Pink Diamonds hold a special place in a woman’s heart. Next to yellow diamond rings, the pink diamond engagement ring is most popular and in demand. Only because these stones are so rare, the price per carat is usually quite high.
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The Right Setting for a Pink Diamond
To start, no two colored diamonds are exactly alike and it is quite rare to find a matching pair. Even stones with the same color combination can be found in several different intensity grades; and depending on the ring style will appear somewhat different from one another.
The pink diamond color scale: Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Deep, and Fancy Dark
Once you have settled on the perfect pink diamond, only half of your work is complete. The ring styles are endless; you can choose a solitaire ring or go with multiple stones and the design itself can be trendy, vintage, or even something a little more Haute Couture. Ensure that the jeweler has experience with color diamonds since they need to know the ins and outs of setting color diamond jewelry.
Jewelry Production working a 3D virtual model of Diamond Cross Over Halo Ring
Read more about the manufacturing process of color diamond jewelry.
When it comes to colored diamonds, choosing the right setting is of great importance. For example, the metal used for the cup which holds the diamond is capable of maximizing and essentially augmenting the diamond’s colors. Though this is less significant for colorless diamonds it is crucial in regards to colored stones. A Yellow Diamond requires a yellow gold cup and a Pink Diamond would require a rose gold cup to efficiently display its pink hues.
The rose gold cup which holds the diamond is clearly shown in this image of a heart-shaped diamond engagement ring
Pink Diamonds are Forever
In addition to their unique and rare color, pink diamonds are known for their investment potential. In the past decade alone, Fancy Intense Argyle Pink Diamonds of about 0.50 carats have increased in price by 375%! Another instance of the incredible rate at which the value of pink diamonds increases is a 3.86-carat Fancy Intense oval pink diamond, which sold in 2010 for $390,000 per carat while back in 2003 a 3.58-carat Fancy Intense Pink pear shaped diamond sold for a mere $115,000 per carat. There is no question that a pink diamond is a wise investment. Not only will you see it rise in value, but you will also be able to enjoy its beauty all the while.
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The Fame of Pink Diamonds
It’s hard not to notice what celebrities are wearing nowadays. Even if you are not one for gossip columns and magazines, images of celebrities are everywhere flaunting their designer clothing and glittering jewelry pieces. It is rather difficult to ignore the fact that more and more celebrities, including movie stars, pop singers, and even royalty figures have been sporting colored diamonds for some time now. Pink diamonds are among them and have been spotted from the very famous Williamson Pink diamond Brooch belonging to the Queen of England to the famous engagement ring given to Jennifer Lopez by ex-fiancé Ben Affleck. There is no denying the fame and the prestige of pink diamonds.
A True Symbol of Love
Engagement rings are meant to be special, and an expression of infinite true love. Pink diamond rings are ever so valuable, precious, unique, and breathtakingly beautiful. As pink is a soft and feminine color, it is the perfect choice for a colored diamond engagement ring. What better symbol of love is there?
Contributor: Benji Margolese