Williamson Pink
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In Homer’s Odyssey, there is a verse that describes the goddess Eos, the personification of dawn, which goes, “when the child of morning, rosy-fingered dawn appeared,” that ties the early morning to the mystical colour that we now call pink.

Despite having captivated artists and poets throughout history, pink was not a common colour in nature. During the renaissance, artists began to describe this specific shade as a blend of red and white, and used it for the undertone for figures in their works.

It was not until the 17th century when “pink” entered the English language and it was only in the 18th century when it became favoured by the European bourgeoise. The subtle yet distinctive shade made it a colour that signified novelty, elegance and splendour.

As rare as pink is in nature, pink diamonds are still rarer. Of all the diamonds submitted to the GIA, less than 3% are classified as coloured diamonds, and less than 5% of those are considered predominantly pink. Most pink diamonds therefore fall into the ranges of Faint Pink to Fancy Pink, and only a few have a strong face-up colour that can be described as Fancy Vivid Pink; and those are often small in size.

Because of this, for a Fancy Vivid Pink diamond to weigh over 10 carats is extremely rare. For instance, in 2018, the GIA selected a sample of 1,000 pink diamonds from their database of coloured diamonds graded between 2008 and 2016 and found that 83% weighed less than 1 carat. follow for more updates Roskingemnewsreport

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