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Argyle diamonds: Pretty in pink

A secretive viewing of Argyle's pink diamonds reveals some true gems.
Pink diamonds became widely known after the 1963 movie The Pink Panther in which Inspector Jacques Clousseau immortalised by Peter Sellers sets out to recover the Pink Panther diamond.

More recently, the gemstone was in the limelight in 2006 when the movie Blood Diamond used an extremely improbable 100 carat stone as the cornerstone of its plot that Africa is being exploited for its diamonds. Improbable because less then one hundred such stones are produced annually and thus they command a scarcity premium which drives prices to astronomical levels û consider that a one carat, good quality white diamond costs around $20,000 while the equivalent pink diamond could cost up to $400,000. ThatÆs 20 times...
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