Linneys Showcases Coloured Diamond Jewellery Worth $100m
The largest collection of exquisite fancy coloured diamonds and diamond jewellery ever publicly exhibited in the southern hemisphere is being showcased across Australia by iconic Australian jeweller Linneys.
Linneys’ director David Fardon said, “Featuring the finest coloured diamonds from the Argyle diamond mine and across the globe, this exclusive showcase represents rarity never before seen.”
The collection includes more than 75 fine jewellery pieces and important fancy coloured diamonds. The Argyle Violet™, an incredible gem which was the Hero stone of the 2016 Argyle tender is the highlight of the collection. The Argyle Violet, a 2.83-carat fancy deep greyish bluish violet diamond recovered from Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in the east Kimberley region of Western Australia, is now in a stunning piece of jewellery surrounded by vivid pink diamonds.
The collection also features Argyle Thea™, a 2.24-carat fancy vivid purplish pink diamond which was a signature diamond from the 2016 tender now set in a classical platinum ring.
Fardon added, “We are delighted to present such a significant collection of coloured diamond jewellery to our clients and this is the first time in Australia we have seen a jewellery collection valued in excess of $100 million.”
The rare pink diamonds from Argyle are highly collectable and have continued to appreciate as the mine moves closer to the end of its mine life.
The centrepiece of this ring is a signature stone from the 2016 Argyle Pink Tender, the Argyle Thea, a 2.24-carat fancy vivid purplish pink radiant-cut diamond. Argyle Thea is complemented by two side emerald-cut diamonds.
The pink diamond button earrings feature two fancy vivid purplish pink centre diamonds (0.91 carat) surrounded by a further 16 matching heartshaped pink diamonds totalling 0.93 carat.
This ring features a 2.75-carat fancy intense blue green cushion-cut diamond complemented by two fancy pinkish purple radiant-cut diamonds (0.83 carat).
The centrepiece of this ring is the Hero stone from the 2016 Argyle Pink Diamond Tender, the Argyle Violet, a 2.83-carat violet diamond, the largest from the Argyle diamond mine. The Argyle Violet is surrounded by 10 round vivid Argyle pink diamonds weighing a total of 0.83 carat and two heart-shaped Argyle vivid pink diamonds weighing 0.67 carat.