9PP Purplish Pink Diamonds
What to consider when buying a diamond, and all the information on 9PP diamonds to help you make the best choice
If you have been looking for a diamond to buy as either a gift or an investment asset, then you may have heard about the color grading scale. There are two primary grading systems: The Gemological Institute of America (GIA grading scale) and the Argyle grading scale. Argyle color grading scale is a creation of Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest pink diamond mine in Western Australia.
This color grading scale is mainly used to grade diamonds found in the mine. Although the scale was created to grade mainly the Australian pink diamonds, it can also grade blue-violet stones and pink-champagne diamonds.
Argyle Diamond Mine accounts for about 90% of the world’s pink diamonds. The other 10% of the precious mineral comes from Brazil, Tanzania, South Africa, and Siberia. However, you can only get 2-3 pink diamonds from about three tons of the processed pink diamond, making the stone one of the world’s rarest. Once the Argyle diamond is processed, it is graded based on color.
Color Grades on Argyle Color Scales
The Argyle scale grades pink diamond using numbers between one and nine. Each of the numbers is followed by abbreviations, which denote the stone’s color variation. For instance, the grade 9PP means that the diamond is graded nine and purplish pink. On the other hand, the GIA color scale is used to grade white or colorless diamonds and not colored ones. However, there is also a GIA colored-diamond scale. Unlike the Argyle color scale, the GIA colored-scale is not specific to a particular color; it can be used on any color.
On the Argyle scale, a lower grade number means that the stone has a high pink intensity. For example, 1PP has a higher intensity of pink than 9PP. However, this rule does not apply to a pink champagne diamond. For this stone, the higher the number, the more saturated the hue. Below are some of the color grades used on the Argyle scale to grade pink diamonds.
About 9PP Purplish Pink Diamond
From the scale above, it’s clear that the pink diamond comes in a range of colors from faint to vivid and intense. If you are looking for investment diamonds, you may be wondering about the best color grade for investment. However, the answer to this question is more than just the color you are looking for. Color is just one of the four Cs to look out for when choosing jewelry. The other Cs are clarity, cut, and carat weight. In this article, we will only focus on color, specifically the 9PP purplish pink diamond.
Like we noted above, purplish pink diamonds come in nine different shades from faint to fancy deep or highly intense purplish pink. While 1PP is more intense and conspicuous, the 9PP purplish pink diamond is the faintest and almost resembling a white diamond. Color saturation is one of the factors that will determine the price of your investment. The more saturated the purplish pink color, the pricier the jewelry is. With this in mind, 9PP is the most affordable of all the purplish pink diamonds.
How 9PP Purplish Pink Diamonds get their colors
The purplish pink diamond is one of the fancy-colored diamonds, which also include purple, blue, yellow, red, pink, and orange diamonds. These colored Argyle diamonds also have variations from faint to vivid or intense hues. 9PP purplish pink diamonds, like other colored diamonds, obtain their colors from minerals and impurities in the soil. According to gemologists, these minerals are what give diamonds their colors. However, unlike 9PP, it is unclear how 1PP or vivid hues in purplish pink diamonds form. Also, the more intense purplish pink diamonds are rare, making them more valuable and pricy.
9PP Purplish Pink Diamond Shapes
Whether you are looking into investing in 9PP or want to gift it to your loved one, it is essential that you know and understand the available shapes. Diamond shape is one of the most important considerations when purchasing one. 9PP comes in various shapes, some of which may not be appealing to your taste or style. Several factors will influence the shape of 9PP you finally choose, including your finger’s shape and its resale purpose.
You can choose several shapes, including round, princess, emerald, heart, oval, cushion, baguette, and others. However, it is essential to note that 9PP shapes are priced differently. Marquis and round-shaped jewels are costlier, followed by oval and heart-shaped diamonds. Emerald and cushion-shaped diamonds are the cheapest on the market. It is also important to note that if you are looking at a purplish pink diamond as an investment option, you will most likely have different shape choices depending on the resale value.
9PP Purplish Pink Buying Guide
Although 9PP is less costly than the vivid hues such as 1PP, buying one is still an important task considering the amount of money involved. Like any other diamond, when it comes to buying a 9PP, you need to get a trustworthy and good dealer who can take you through the buying, storage, and resale process. Before settling on a dealer, you need to check that they are duly certified and that the diamond you are buying is also gemologist/GIA certified. Without a GIA certificate, you may not know what you are getting from the sealer or broker.
Besides shape, several other factors will affect the price of 9PP you buy, including carat weight and clarity. The 9PP prices are set per carat, and the higher the carat weight, the higher the diamond price. Clarity also influences the value of Argyle diamonds. While there is not much price difference between VVS1 and VVS2, the price difference between VVS and VS is quite significant. Therefore, ensure that you pay the price worth the clarity.
9PP is one of the grades of purplish pink diamonds. It is the faintest of the nine and the lowest priced diamond type in these categories. Whether you want this grade of diamond as a gift or investment option, you will need a reliable seller. Consider getting some advice from Argyle Diamond Investments Pty Ltd who are an approved seller of Argyle diamonds in Australia and across international markets. Offering an end-to-end solution for buying, storing, and re-selling diamonds, Argyle Diamond Investments can make the process of learning about diamond investment and choosing the right stones a comfortable experience. Get in contact today to start learning everything you need to know!