Saturday, 16 February 2019

GIA unveils data on 90,000 colored diamonds

Fancy-color natural diamonds are among the most highly valued gemstones due to their beauty and great rarity. The 18.96 ct Winston Pink Legacy, with a color grade of Fancy Vivid pink, made history by selling at over $50 million, its $2.6 million per carat. That price is an all-time high for a pink diamond (Christie’s, 2018).

The 34.65 ct Princie (center) is a famous example of a pink diamond.
In the full dataset of 90,000+ “pink” diamonds seen at GIA between January 2008 and December 2016, the highest percentage were unmodified pink (40%), followed by pinkish purple to purplish pink (28%), brownish pink to pinkish brown (17%), and orangy pink (10%)