TREASURING THE TREASURES
The discovery in 1979 of Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine and its rich trove of coloured diamonds has changed the course of jewellery history.
The diamonds that emerged from this hallowed spot in the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia were of colours never before seen in the diamond world: hues of red, pink, blue, violet, cognac and champagne.
The Argyle Diamond Mine sits on land that is sacred to the women of the Gidja and Mirriuwung people. All mining is undertaken with their permission, and they remain physically and spiritually present at the site. Respect for the land itself, and its deep significance to Australia’s first peoples, is where the Argyle Diamond Mine’s policy of careful custody begins.
The transformation of a rough diamond into an exquisite piece of jewellery requires enormous skill, artistry and passion, and many
careful hands will guide its onward journey to unleash its inner life.
Today, almost 40 years on, Argyle’s influence stretches into many spheres and continents. From the remote and hauntingly beautiful East Kimberley region to red-carpet events, private collections and glittering showcases in one of the United Arab Emirates’ finest hotels, the mine’s diamonds number among the most soughtafter gemstones in the world.
Be they pink, red, cognac or champagne, Argyle’s dazzling bounty represents the finest in raw luxury from Australia. argylepinkdiamonds.com.au
Allegro Red Roses Earrings by Optimum Diamonds
Argyle Thea Ring by LJ West Diamonds
Origins of Argyle Necklace by JFine
Satine Angel Ring by Musson
Two rings from the Champagne collection by Hartmann’s