We’d all like our engagement to be as special and unique as possible. Whether this is in the form of a unique proposal or an out of the ordinary engagement ring, there are several options available. For the purpose of this blog, I’ll focus on rare diamonds that would make an engagement ring almost unique.
There are a few extremely rare diamonds, that are either hard to find or prohibitively expensive, but if you are very lucky, it is within the realms of possibility, that one of these special diamonds could be used as a centrepiece for an engagement ring.
To my knowledge and at the time of writing, a pure red diamond has never been found. These are said to be the rarest diamonds in the world and the ones that are found tend to be a purple-red or a brown-red. The two most famous red diamonds ever to be auctioned include the Moussaieff Red (Discovered in a river by a Brazilian farmer) and the Handcock Red Diamond. (Found in Brazil)
Blue diamonds are said to be the second rarest diamonds with the two most famous examples being the Hope Diamond (Believed to originate from India) and the Wittelsbach Graff. (Indian Origin)
Pink diamonds are very popular due to their vibrancy and passionate look. These diamonds are said to have good investment potential with Australian mined one a of kind Argyle pink diamonds being relatively easy to acquire from an Australian leading diamond and jewellery specialist. Notable pink diamonds include the Graff Pink, (origin unknown) Steinmetz Pink (South Africa) and the Perfect Pink. (origin unclear)
Widely regarded as the most beautifully coloured diamonds in the world, they are available at relatively reasonable prices due to low market demand and within the reach of the ordinary person for an engagement ring. The Pumpkin Orange Diamond (Origin -Central African Republic) is the most celebrated orange diamond at the time of writing.
Green Diamonds are not only rare they are simply dazzling in appearance. There has been some debate as to whether artificial enhancements have been added to some examples to improve the colour intensity. Notable green diamonds include the Ocean Dream (found in Brazil in 2012) and the Dresden Green Diamond. (Origin – India)
Although acquiring many of the above diamonds are beyond the realms of possibility for most engagement rings, there are a few within our grasp. Although perhaps not conventional in engagement ring terms, the pink diamonds taken from the Argyle diamond mine, East Kimberley region, Western Australia are accessible and affordable for people who would like to break from the usual engagement ring convention.
If this is something you think your bride-to-be would love, you should contact a certified diamond specialist. These specialists will have a selection of pink diamonds from which you can choose from and provide you with advice and recommendations on request.