One of the reasons why diamond is so precious is that it is very rare. And rarest of them all is the pink diamond. It is also one of the most sought after of colour diamonds. So much so that the pink diamond was also celebrated and acknowledged in the movie series,’ Pink Panther’.
Rio Tinto miners in Australia have managed to unearth the biggest ever pink diamond found in the country. Almost 90 per cent of the world’s pink diamonds are produced from the Argyle mine of Rio Tinto, situated in the Kimberly region. With this new addition in their kitty, they are now in the possession of the most sparkling piece of pink diamond ever.
The rare find has been named ‘Argyle Pink Jubilee’ and weighs 12.76 carats. As per the estimation, this stone is expected to fetch anything between the £20 and £25 million at auction.
This rare diamond is generating incredible excitement,” said Josephine Johnson from Rio’s Argyle Pink Diamonds division. Johnson further added, “A diamond of this calibre is unprecedented. It has taken 26 years of Argyle production to unearth this stone and we may never see one like this again.”
The Argyle Pink Jubilee is quite similar to the 24 carat Williamson Pink given to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as a wedding gift. It was later set into a Cartier brooch for her coronation.
The Queen’s diamond was discovered in Tanzania in 1947 and it also ranks ninth in the largest
Beautiful gemstones like Amethyst, Amber, Coral, and Quartz are very popular in the form of jewellery. From celebrities to your regular Joe, all love to wear these vibrant stones as rings, earrings, pendants or bracelets.
But did you know that besides being extremely beautiful, these stones can also be included in a massage session to heal you? Known as Crystal Therapy Massage, it has been around for centuries.
It is well known that stones have healing properties due to the specific properties present in them. Hence we see people pair up their birthstones and wear them as pendants or rings to ward off negative energy.
It is an alternative healing method just like aroma therapy, colour therapy and many such other therapies. The vibrations or energies present in various stones helps to reduce stress, improves concentration and brings about spiritual harmony.
The therapists use a range of stones like quartz, amethyst, mother of pearl, coral, and amber and strategically place them on various parts of the body like head, neck, stomach, and chin to start the healing process. The energies from the stones get absorbed through the energy points of the body. This therapy encourages the body to heal and also remove blockages that cause mental or physical ailment.
There are many ideas behind what makes a diamond valuable. Depending on who you ask, it may be that they believe that its beauty makes it desirable and valuable. It could be the rarity of the diamond or the time (millions or billions of years) that it takes to create a diamond. It may also be that they believe that it is what a diamond represents that makes it valuable. For others, it may be that they take the commercial approach and list the 4C’s (cut, clarity, carat, and colour) as the definition of what makes a diamond valuable. As such, it seems there are a number of ways to interpret the value of a diamond regardless of who is asked. For the jewellery enthusiasts, it is the beauty of the diamond that makes it valuable. That beauty, however, may be determined not just by the diamond itself, but by the design of the diamond and its setting, which adds to its appeal. In many cases, the larger or more rare a diamond is, like a coloured diamond, the more valuable it is because it is more appealing to the market.
Generally, when it comes to assessing whether or not a diamond is valuable, the 4C’s of the industry are the key measurements. Almost everyone, even those who do not know much about diamonds, rely on the cut, clarity, colour, and carat weight of a diamond to determine its value. While a large diamond can look beautiful from a distance, if it does not offer a high quality of clarity or colour and does not have the right cut, it will not be as valuable as a smaller diamond that does have the right clarity, colour, and cut to make it shine across the room. What is important, size or shine, will determine the overall value of a diamond to each...