Exceptionally Rare and Vividly Stunning, these couture vintage estate 1990's earrings hold 2 glowing ARGYLE MINE "fancy intense" pink diamonds, surrounded by very high-grade white diamonds, all set in solid, heavy stamped platinum, accented with 18kt rose gold. Certified in 2014 for $10,850 CAD ($8000 USD).
Designed in the 90's as the 1st pink diamond collection offered by SUNA jewelry, a family-run business steeped in old-world traditions and offering some of the finest jewelry to a worldwide clientele over the past 80 years, these very rare pink diamond earrings are every bit fine, and every bit fabulous! Known for their use of stunningly rare gemstones and fancy-color diamonds, SUNA Jewelry ONLY sources their fancy pink diamonds from the Australian Argyle Diamond mine, who hand selected SUNA back in the 1990's to be one of the first to design & distribute Argyle Pinks! Just one in 10,000 diamonds mined in the world will be graded pink, and even rarer are those that come from the Argyle mines. It is said that the Argyle mines will sadly be deplete of their wondrous fancy-colored diamonds within the next 1-3 years, so attaining fancies from these mines is not only becoming increasingly difficult, but will make these already rare beauties that much rarer. According to an Australian Argyle Diamond Atelier "A top quality pink diamond will be between 50-100 times the price of a standard white diamond and considering that a pink diamond is around one million times rarer, the price can be considered quite reasonable".
It's no wonder then why these glorious earrings are so incredibly well made, showcasing only the finest materials and craftsmanship. Substantially heavy due to the solid 900PT platinum make, weighing a combined 16.30g (8.15g per ear), each earring holds one round brilliant cut "FANCY INTENSE PINK" Argyle diamond, measuring approximately 2.20 - 2.15mm round, or 0.04ct each, graded clean Si2 clarity (no visible inclusions). Albeit their petite individual carat weight, it simply cannot be denied that their color is ravishing! The more intense color you can get, the rarer and more valuable the diamond.
Each pink diamond is set within 18kt rose (pink) gold and is surrounded by a daisy flower design of flush-set, round brilliant cut white diamonds of near flawless quality. Graded VVS1-VVS2 in clarity, white F-G color and 'excellent' cuts, these white diamonds add 0.36ct to the total diamond carat weight, for a combined 0.44ct total.
The platinum is polished beautifully with a satin finish, giving a somewhat shiny-matte appearance to the metal, which sets off the vividness of the pink diamonds in their raised bezel of rose gold. Clearly hallmarked, each earring is specially stamped with its own 'ID' code, the first being 22 63 23, the other 22 63 27. Additionally, the earrings are hallmarked SUNA, 900PT, 18k.
Each earring measures approximately 16mm square or a little over 1/2 inch square in size, with stud posts for pierced ears, finished with omega clip backs for a strong and secure clasp on your ear. One of the stud posts is very slightly bent from wear, but nothing that can't be straightened if desired. Additionally, the appraisal notes that one of the pink diamonds is 'very slightly chipped', however, under our 30x loupe, and highly magnified macro lens photos, we cannot find any 'very slight chip', and assume that it is likely microscopic in size only visible to our gemologist, and is original to the cutting of the diamond, not from wear, as the bezels protect the diamonds from harm. Neither the beauty nor integrity of any diamond is marred in appearance.
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