Pink Diamonds Set to Fetch $1 Million at Auction

With the closure of Western Australia’s Argyle mine, the world’s largest coloured diamond mine, pink diamonds are expected to sparkle at an upcoming auction.

The pink diamond is one of the rarest diamonds in the world with coloured diamonds becoming increasingly popular for investment reasons.
The pink diamonds up for auction all originate from Western Australia and are considered the most desired and admired diamonds in the world representing less than 0.1% of all diamonds. Their annual production of pink diamonds would fit in the palm of your hand.

It comes not long after the recent announcement declaring the closure of the largest diamond mine in Australia responsible for 90% of the worlds output of pink diamonds after nearly 4 decades of operation.

The closure of Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine in Western Australia has hit news headlines worldwide and prompted speculation about the value of investing in coloured diamonds.

“This pink diamond is beyond rare and is in extremely high demand world-wide so we feel very privileged to see one a year but to have a few in the same auction is a privilege,” said Mr. Lee Hames, Chief Operations officer for Lloyds Auctions.

“We predict that these pink diamonds will sell far exceeding their valuations due to the closure of the mine, and the interest we have had so far,” he continued.

“We have two rings featuring pink diamonds valued at nearly $600,000 as well as a solitaire brilliant cut diamond worth over $350,000 from the Argyle mine along with some other featured items within the auction,” said Mr. Hames.

In 2018 an auction house sold a Pink Legacy diamond for nearly $70 million setting a world record price.

The pink diamonds along with other prestige items of jewellery including prestige watches, Opals, Emerald pendants, loose diamonds and more will be up for auction on Thursday the 26th of September at 7pm at www.lloydsauctions.com.au

Video footage of some of the pink diamonds can be found here

YouTube footage of the Argyle Mine

Matt Kalinski

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Matt has been in the valuations space for many years and has extensive experience in the space across an abundance of various industries. He now leads the valuations teams for Lloyds Auctions with a passion for encouraging his team to set and achieve high goals and produce great results for the company whilst growing the team’s skills starting with a great culture and team mindset.