The Argyle Pink Diamonds come from the Argyle Diamond mine, which is located in a remote region in the northern part of West Australia known as East Kimberly. This is a notable diamond mine because it is currently the largest diamond producer in the entire world. However it is expected that this mine will be closed by 2020. It is also notable because this is the only mine that is a significant source for red diamonds and pink diamonds, accounting for over 90 percent of the supply across the globe. This is a diamond that has a rich history around it.
The first diamonds in this area were discovered sometime during the 19th century when prospectors were searching in the area for gold. They had a difficult time finding the source but in the time around 1969, people decided to hunt down the source of these rare diamonds. The mine was commissioned officially in 1985. The diamonds that are produced here are typically of average low quality and it is believed that less than 1% of these are pink. This means that they are a rare gem to have in your jewelry, making the wearer feel like they are wearing a one of a kind piece.
Being so rare and gorgeous, these are gems that are highly sought after. These gems can vary between a pinkish champagne color and an almost red color. The Argyle Pink Diamonds are truly remarkable gems but there is a higher price tag that often comes with these naturally occurring colored diamonds.
The most famous of these diamonds is the Argyle Pink Jubilee. This was the largest unearthed rough pink diamond from the Argyle Diamond Mine, weighing around 12.76 carats. After polishing, this diamond ended up weighing 8.01 carats and it was discovered in 2011. They attempted to cut this gem but they realized that there was a fault that was too great to accomplish this goal, so they opted to polish it instead. The Argyle Pink Jubilee ended up being donated to Melbourne Museum.