A Treasure from the Earth

Posted by | 30-11-2018

Diamonds symbolize perfection as they are indestructible. They are the strongest precious stone in existence. A diamond is also a symbol of purity and innocence, of love and fidelity (, and thus the jewel of choice to celebrate engagements, to honour marriages, and to signify eternity. A pink diamond is a result of a combination of intense pressure and heat while buried deep within the earth. The pressure and heat cause distortions in the crystal lattice that absorb green light, which reflects a pink hue. Red, blue, and pink diamonds are among the rarest diamonds in the world ( Natural pink diamonds hold incredible value to investors and collectors. The online article ‘Pink Legacy diamond breaks world record for per-carat price’ states that “The largest fancy vivid pink diamond Christie’s has ever offered at auction has now broken a global record. The 18.96-carat ‘Winston Pink Legacy’ sold to Harry Winston for US$50.3 million at the Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva [November 13], setting a world auction record price per carat for a pink diamond” ( “The Winston Pink Legacy sold after five minutes of bidding. Its price per carat is calculated to be US$2.6 million”( Buried deep within the earth was a gem of beauty, rarity, and great wealth; a real treasure.

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