Rare 10-carat Pink Diamond will be showcased at the Birks jewelry store at Manulife Place, 10180 – 101st St., part of the Birks Canadian fine jewelry retail chain. The actual radiant reduce diamond together with SI1 clarity is actually owned by an individual collector and is available for $2.52 million. What makes this diamond so rare is its colour and size.
There are always different shades of pink that a diamond can have, said Birks spokeswoman Eva Hartling. What’s special in this case is that, when you look inside the diamond, you have very specific purple and pink hues. So combined, that gives it a very special bubble gum colour.
This 10-carat gem was cut and polished from a rough 21.35-carat stone mined in South Afric, which makes it one of the world’s largest pink diamonds ever excavated. It took 3½ months to cut and polish the stone. It’s set in a platinum ring.
Pink gemstones of this dimension, are extremely rare. Christie’s auction house, one of the most well-known resellers of diamonds in the world, has only auctioned 18 polished pink diamonds over 10 carats in the past three centuries. This fancy 10-carat light purplish pink diamond is even larger than Australia’s biggest rough pink diamond weighing 12.76 carats, recently unearthed at its Argyle mine, the most famous mine in the world for pink diamonds.