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The Geohavens name is an assurance of timeless beauty, distinct quality and uncompromising value. The Company spares no effort in sourcing from the farthest markets and the deepest mines in order to unearth the most attractive gems.

 

Discovery is only the beginning. The newly mined roughs are delivered to the finest lapidarists, each a master of his craft. With finesse hard won from years of study and experience, the artisans perfect the cut and polish of the stone, and turn it from dusty rough to resplendent gemstone.

 

The next step is equally crucial. Aesthetics run deep in the veins of the Company, and design is a vital concern. Every setting must match the flawless refinement of the gemstone. Only jewellers of the highest esteem are invited to add their touch to the adornment. Naturally, the final product exudes pure and classic glamour.

 

The Geohavens patron is a person of distinct class. A gentleman of means, or a lady of grace. For persons of such taste, the Company performs the role of personal atelier. Matching your stature in every way, every piece is an embodiment of desire, and an heirloom for the ages.

Coloured Diamonds draft

Preface: The Allure of Colored Diamonds

While colored diamonds have been known and admired for centuries, the more widespread passion for them is a relatively recent phenomenon. In the not-so-distant past, only large, historic diamonds such as the Hope or the Dresden Green commanded much attention even within the gem and jewelry community. Today, we have come to appreciate the beautiful range of natural-color colored diamonds as well as their rarity: available in relatively small quantities, yet just plentiful enough to sustain an active market. It is an exciting time in which the consumer and the jewelry industry alike are learning that few other gemstones occur in the depths and ranges of color seen in diamonds. It may be the only gem where stones with the least color and those with the most color carry the highest premiums.

Although colored diamonds comprise only a small percentage of total mine production, they are often the center of attention at major auctions or at closely watched media events such as the Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival.

For the last 35 years the value of diamonds has doubled every six to seven years, and as the demand for colored diamonds increases the per-carat price continues to soar. With every 1 out of 10,000 diamonds mined being colored, the demand greatly outweighs the available supply of these rare diamonds. 

In the last five years colored diamonds have become popular among newly engaged Hollywood stars. As more and more celebrities flaunt the spectacular colored diamond engagement rings, the trend for these diamonds continues to grow.

Since the sale of the Hancock Red, colored diamonds have fetched exorbitant prices although coming close, none have topped the record-breaking red diamond. In 1999 a 0.90 carat Fancy Vivid green was sold for $736,111 per carat and a 3.95 carat Fancy Deep blue sold for $420,557 per carat in 2001. In June of 2005 a 4.24 carat Fancy Vivid blue was sold for $426,415 per carat. 

After twenty years the legendary Hancock Red diamond recently surrendered its title to a stunning six-carat blue diamond that sold for $1.32 million per carat at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong late last year breaking the long-standing price-per-carat record for an auctioned diamond. The total value of the diamond was nearly $8 million. 

Investing in rare colored diamonds has been one of the best kept secrets in the diamond industry. Based on the history of the continual increase in value, investing in even the smallest diamonds is proving to have giant rates of return. With the demand for top quality diamonds, both Christie's and Sotheby's anticipate the price of colored diamonds to continue to rise in the following year.

The majority of diamonds are colorless stones, but they often have a very faint shading of color-typically yellow or brown-that lowers their quality. When that shading is intense and vibrant, however, the stones become sought after and valuable, and the diamond industry grades them as "fancy" diamonds. Red and pink shades are the most rare, though any vivid color is unusual-less than two percent of diamonds can be classified as colored.

A Description Of The Rarest Colored Diamonds

It is widely recognized that the rarest colored diamonds in the world are red and green. These types of stones rarely become available to the public and when they do they often sell for $500,000 to $1 million per carat.

Natural green diamonds are extremely rare. The most famous green diamond is the Dresden Green in Germany. Although this particular green has a strong color, most green diamonds are pale in color with light tones. The green color in diamonds is caused by natural radiation of the earth, probably by uranium ore. Pure green diamonds are known to occasionally come from parts of Brazil but only a few green diamonds are available on the market every year.

The earliest known red diamond was the 1-carat Halphen Red. The two most famous reds today are the .95 Hancock red and the 5.1-carat Moussaieff Red. Both of these stones are considered to be worth well over a million dollars a carat. Some say there are only 50 red diamonds in the world. Red diamonds are known to come from Australia and at the last four Argyle pink diamond tenders, two red diamonds have been sold, including a one carat red last year. It is not known exactly how red diamonds form in nature but it is thought that a similar procedure to pink intense diamonds requiring nitrogen and pressure creates rare red diamonds.


Pink Diamonds (RESEARCH)

The Colour of Passion

Pink diamonds are graded according to the intensity of colour in each individual stone. Argyle Diamonds uses a scale from 1 to 8 one being the most intense colour and eight the lightest colour.

The 1 to 8 grading is then given an additional grade according to each individual diamond hue.

Pink Diamonds Hue in order of rarity

  • PP: Purplish Pink
  • P : Pink
  • BP: Brownish Pink
  • PC: Pink Champagne

Intensity of Pink Diamonds

  • Very intense
  • Intense
  • Strong
  • Medium
  • Medium Light
  • Light
  • Very Light
  • Blush

Celebrities and Pink Diamonds

It was when US singer Jennifer Lopez whipped out a whopping 6 carat pink diamond engagement ring that the modern celebrity world stood up and took notice of the stunning gems. As celebrities learned of the rarity of the diamonds they quickly became one of the hottest accessories on demand.

UK celebrity royalty Posh and Becks, model Helena Christiansen, Cilla Black and US actress Salma Hayek have all been spotted wearing pink diamonds to A-list events. Never to be outdone, US popstar Britney Spears has dazzled audiences with pink diamond bellychains and has several pink diamond necklaces in her multi-million dollar collection of jewellery.

The stunning Miss World Australia 2006, Sabrina Houssami, has been showcasing pink diamonds to the world through her sponsorship with Kimberley Fine Diamonds.

In fiction one of the most famous pink diamonds is the Pink Panther, brought to fame in the movies of the same name. More recently singer and actress Beyonce Knowles was adorned with a pink diamond necklace in the modern version of the film.

Famous pink diamonds in history

Diamonds have long been worn by royalty but it is pink diamonds that are at the centre of some of the most famous pieces.

The largest pink diamond in the world is the Darya-i-Nur or Sea of Light at 175 carats. The discovery of the light pink diamond dates back to 1642 and was part of the crown jewels of India until 1739 when is was taken by the invading Persian army and carried to Iran where it remains today.

The Pink Conde Diamond or Le Grand Conde is a 9 carat pear shaped diamond given to Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Conde in 1643 by King Louis 13th of France in recognition of war service, which he placed as the centerpiece of his bejeweled walking stick. It was later placed in the French Crown.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II received a 23 carat pink diamond as a wedding present. She had the diamond placed at the centre of a diamond encrusted brooch.

The largest vivid pink diamond, as graded by the Gemological Institute of America is the Steinmetz Pink at 59.6 carats, unveiled in Monaco in May, 2003.

Who are we?

The Geohavens name is an assurance of timeless beauty, distinct quality and uncompromising value. The Company spares no effort in sourcing from the farthest markets and the deepest mines in order to unearth the most attractive gems.

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