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How to Sell a Pink Diamond

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First discovered over a century ago, pink diamonds have grown in popularity in recent years.

The best way to sell a pink diamond is with a specialty diamond buyer who deals frequently with this precious colored diamond. Diamond Estate is a recognized nationally as a buyer of rare diamonds, including the fancy pink diamond.

With an A+ BBB rating and thousands of satisfied clients, Diamond Estate has an unmatched track record of superior cash offers. You thus can be certain of receiving the very best price when you sell a pink diamond to Diamond Estate’s experienced team of diamond buyers.

The quick and transparent sales process begins with a free market appraisal of your pink diamond. This diamond appraisal will let you know how much your pink diamond is worth on the resale market. Then we will make you our very best cash offer, with no hidden fees or delay on your payment.

Sell your pink diamond confidence. Call or email Diamond Estate now.

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Wonderful service! Paula made the selling process so easy for me from beginning to end. I live out-of-state, and she walked me through, step-by-step, exactly what to do to work with read more Diamond Estate to sell my diamonds. The process was effortless on my part! The owner gave me an excellent price. Paula was very professional and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend working with Diamond Estate.

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Amy F.


It was a pleasure working with owner Carl Blackburn. He bought a diamond from me and the process went as smooth as I could have ever imagined. I contacted his company via the website, read more sending him the diamond's specifics. He quickly returned with an offer. He then sent a FedEx Overnight label via email. The diamond was in his office the very next day and he immediately contacted me saying he needed a few hours to evaluate my diamond. Then he called me. We talked about the qualities of my diamond. Carl was very honest and kind. I agreed with his evaluation and he wired me the money. It was in my bank the very next day! I highly recommend.

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I had a wonderful experience selling them my diamond ring. Paula was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely do business with them again.

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Jennifer B.


I needed to sell a 2 carat diamond and based on the excellent reviews, I decided to contact Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers. I sent an email with the GIA report details and within 30 read more minutes I had a response from Paula with an estimated offer. After deciding to move forward, Paula emailed me shipping instructions and a prepaid FedEx label. I shipped my diamond and everything went incredibly smoothly. Paula, the buying consultant with whom I worked, was incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. I am absolutely thrilled with my experience and would recommend Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers to anyone looking to work with true professionals.

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Melissa N.


We had a 14 carat diamond and were nervous of mailing it out of state. We were reassured from the beginning of the easy process, but we decided to fly out to California to meet the read more people at Diamond Estate. From the very beginning we were met with professionalism and treated very well. After given a reasonable quote, we decided to get a GIA certificate for the diamond just to be sure what it was. Jackie drove us all over the place to different jewelers to look at it as well as the GIA lab. She spent a whole day making us feel at ease. Jackie took us around fully knowing that we could go with other people’s offers and still chauffeured us to each place. In the end we found exactly what we are looking for with the Help of Carl and Jackie. Great experience for 2 girls from Colorado. I would recommend them to anyone.

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How Much Are Pink Diamonds Worth?

While nearly all gem quality diamonds are considered rare and valuable at some level, diamonds that exhibit a natural color are rarer still, making up an estimated 0.01% of all the diamonds mined in the world. Among these exceptionally rare gemstones, pink diamonds hold a special place in the hearts of diamond lovers, and are among rarest of all diamonds. First discovered over a century ago, pink diamonds have grown in popularity in recent years, making these beautifully colored gemstones even more valuable.


What Makes a Pink Diamond Pink?

Like all natural diamonds, pink diamonds are formed of carbon atoms that have been subjected to a combination of high heat and pressure, and fused together into a crystalline lattice structure. In some colored diamonds, it is the introduction of trace elements like nitrogen or boron that results in colors other than white. However, in pink diamonds the color creating mechanism is not an impurity but a change in the lattice structure itself.

In white diamonds, the carbon atoms bond perfectly to one another, whereas in pink diamonds, some carbon atoms are displaced from the structure, or even missing altogether due to what is thought to be even more extreme heat and pressure during initial formation. The resulting diamond contains enough deformations to absorb some light wavelengths, reflecting only red-toned light.

These deformities are known as “plastic deformation,” and though the physics of the way they propagate light is well understood, the actual mechanism of how the deformations occur remains a mystery. One theory is that a seismic wave or shock hurled colorless diamonds to the earth’s surface, altering their molecular structure.

You should always insist on a lab report from GIA (or other respected lab) when buying a pink diamond.

Modern science has provided techniques for changing a diamond’s color, and there are “pink” diamonds on the market that have been treated to obtain their color. While still technically real diamonds, these stones have been subjected to what is known as “high pressure, high temperature” (HPHT) treatment and are not considered naturally occurring pink diamonds. Any treated gemstone should be sold at a fraction of the price of what a comparable naturally occurring one would be.

There are also synthetically grown gemstones that are sold as pink diamonds. While chemically the same as a naturally occurring diamonds, these stones are also not worth much compared to their mined counterparts. You should always insist on a lab report from the Gemological Institute of America, or other reputable laboratory, when buying a pink diamond.

If you wish to sell a pink diamond and are unsure whether it is a natural pink diamond or one which has receive high pressure/temperature treatment, Diamond Estate can help. Contact us now for a free consultation.

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Where Do Pink Diamonds Come From?

Although pink diamonds were originally discovered in India and are found occasionally all over the world, over 95 percent of all the pink diamonds mined in the world today come from the famed Argyle Mine in East Kimberley, Australia.

95 percent of all the pink diamonds come from the Argyle Mine in Australia.

Interestingly, one factor that may have contributed to the rise in prices for pink diamonds is that the mine itself was slated for closure. Their open pit mine has generated fewer and fewer diamonds over time, and closing the mine altogether was one option considered.

However, the mine has shifted its operation to a completely underground mining operation, now consisting of some 25 miles of underground tunnels. This has delayed for at least the next twenty years the possibility of the mine’s closure.


Just How Rare Are Pink Diamonds?

By some estimates, pink diamonds are the rarest diamonds of all. Of the Argyle mine’s annual output of 20 million carats, only 0.1% are considered pink diamonds. And among the rough diamonds mined, only about one carat per million is worthy of being offered as a pink diamond at auction, making these precious stones a literal “one in a million” proposition.

If you are considering selling a pink diamond at auction, be sure to contact Diamond Estate prior to making your decision. We can help explain to you all of the auction fees involved (some of which are not readily apparent), and why many seller choose to sell their pink diamond to Diamond Estate instead.

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What Factors Affect the Price of a Pink Diamond?

Like all diamonds, pink diamonds are valued by the famous “Four Cs:” Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat weight. And like all fancy colored diamonds, color in pink diamonds is by far the most important factor when determining its worth. That said, size is always a considerable factor — the larger the stone and the deeper its color, the more valuable it will be.


How Color Impacts Pink Diamond Price

Like all fancy color diamonds, a pink diamond’s color is judged according to it hue, tone, and saturation. Hue is the primary and secondary colors the stone exhibits; tone is the relative darkness of the color; and saturation refers to the color distribution in the gemstone.

Purple is considered the finest among pink diamond’s secondary hues.

The best pink diamonds exhibit a pure pink color, with brown, orange, and purple being the only possible secondary hues. Among the secondary hues, purple is considered the finest. Some pink diamonds can exhibit both orange and brown secondary hues, referred to as “brownish orangey pink.”

Color intensities in pink diamonds run from faint pink to fancy deep/dark pink, and like all fancy color diamonds, the greater the color intensity, the more valued the gem. Occasionally, pink diamonds will exhibit uneven color saturations, which can decrease the value of the gemstone.


How Clarity Affects Pink Diamond Price

Clarity in pink diamonds is graded in the same way it is for all diamonds, with inclusions visible under a 10x jeweler’s loupe noted. And like all diamonds, pink diamond clarity is graded on a scale from Flawless to Included.

Most pink diamonds contain some inclusions, with only about seven percent judged Flawless or Internally Flawless, and most rated Slightly Included. Since pink diamonds get their color from deformations in the lattice structure, it is not surprising that so few appear Flawless. Like most fancy color diamonds, a pink diamond’s value is not greatly affected by its clarity.


How Cut Impacts Pink Diamond Price

Since pink diamonds, like most colored stones, are valued for the intensity and saturation of their color, they are generally cut into fancy shapes like cushions, princesses, and emeralds. Round cuts are popular for colorless diamonds as they are the best for reflecting white light, but this same feature can actually make a pink diamond’s color appear more faint, or not as saturated. Fancy shapes tend to reflect less white light, and will maximize the perceived color.


How to Get a Free Pink Diamond Appraisal

If you would like to sell a pink diamond, you may be considering your options for a diamond appraisal. You could pay to receive a diamond appraisal from a certified diamond appraiser. However, there are sometimes significant costs involved that will reduce the final amount of money you will have after selling your diamond.

At Diamond Estate, we often recommend that sellers contact a few different well-qualified diamond buyers for a free market appraisal (this is a service that all reputable buyers provide). Then you can compare competing quotes before making a final decision.

Get started now by contact Diamond Estate for a verbal appraisal of your pink diamond or pink diamond jewelry. With Diamond Estate, you can:

– Sell Pink Diamond Engagement Rings

– Sell Pink Diamond Necklaces

– Sell Pink Diamond Earrings

– And More

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