|Pink Diamond from the collection of first lady Imelda Marcos Reuters|
Pink diamonds are classified under the subcategory of diamonds called fancy color diamonds. This subcategory consists of any diamonds that exhibit any sort of color and it is often believed such colored diamonds are in in demand among the very rich people as possession of valuable diamonds is a symbol of aristocracy and affluence. To the ordinary people who can not dream of such costly diamonds, it is a symbol of arrogance and vanity. There are records of Pink diamonds with internally flawless clarity and among them one is known to be completely flawless, and it goes by the name of Pink Dream after it is diverted to Southey's of England.
Color, clarity, cut and carat weight are the main criteria used to grade the pink diamonds. Of them, color is the main parameter in grading and determining its value, not to speak of the size of the diamond. However, size is an important consideration in a pink diamond's value. A higher value will be fixed if the pink diamond is larger and has impressive color. Among famous pink diamonds, the Daria-i-Noor is the largest pink diamond in the world, weighing at 182 carats; together with the Noor-ul-Ain, it is the oldest known pink diamond, both belonging to the Iranian crown jewels. Both came from the Kollur Mines near Guntur, now part of Telengana state, India. The other pink diamond is
the Pink Star, at 59.60-carats, this type of diamond is the largest vivid pink diamond in the world. Pink diamonds can occur in various hues ranging from brown-pink to purple-pink, although pink can also be a modifying color in other diamond colors and they are assessed based on their hue, saturation and tone.
The Argyle Mine is the main in the world's, producing pink diamonds, and unlike GIA, a special classification system is being followed for grading the diamonds from this mine. According to the GIA, More than 80% of pink diamonds display fluorescence and and if they don not display fluorescence, they will either fetch low value and may be considered as fake.
|Imalda Marcos Former Philippines first ladyGEMKonnect|
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|Imelda Marcos Former Philippines first ladyGEMKonnect|
Any way Lady Emelda's valuable pink diamond became internationally popular, and so were her family's dirty dealing and corrupt practices in a an economically troubled country.