Jaw Dropping Argyle Pink Diamond
As if diamonds weren’t getting enough attention, a recently discovered pink diamond was discovered in the Rio Tinto Argyle Diamond mine in Western Australia that is expected to sell for up to $10.6 million!! This stone is said to be the largest stone ever discovered, weighing in at 12.76 carats. This gem has been named the Argyle Pink Jubilee, a name we can’t forget.
The gem resembles that of the 24-carat Williamson Pink given to Queen Elizabeth II of Britain as a gift for her wedding. The Queen later placed the ninth largest diamond in the world, on a beautiful brooch. This gem however has been named the Argyle Pink Jubilee, a name we can’t forget.
Experts have noted that a diamond of this size and caliber is certainly unique, and most likely, we will never see one similar for a substantial amount of time.
The stone is said to be in the process of polishing and cutting and will be set up for auction late in 2012. A spokesman reported that diamonds as fine as these are either gifted to royalty, sent to museums or placed in auction houses such as Christie’s.
From the Argyle mine we see many beautiful pink diamonds like no other. There is an old folk’s tale in the aboriginal culture of Western Australia which tells a story of how the mine originated. They say a barramundi fish jumped through the net of three local fishers. The diamonds are said to be the scales shimmering in the sunlight, and the pink diamonds are said to be the heart of the fish.
Here at Secret Sapphire we carry an absolutely stunning Argyle Pink Diamond created and designed by our very own Monica Tsao.
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