Argyle Diamond in the Rough

Australian Argyle Pink Diamond Mine

 

The Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia is the world’s only consistent source of natural pink diamonds. Home of the extraordinarily rare Argyle Pink Diamonds, the mine will cease production permanently by the end of 2020.

When the curtain falls on the source of more than 90 percent of the world’s pink diamonds, it will be met with unprecedented demand. As awareness of the finite supply of Argyle Pink Diamonds increases, so too will their value. Beyond Rare™ Argyle Pink Diamonds will be increasingly sought after for their beauty and investment potential by those who can afford to hold a precious piece of history in their hands.

 

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Sunrise over the Earth from Space

Sunrise over the Earth from Space

Argyle Pink Diamonds

The story of the diamond is a narrative that touches eternity and reminds us of the astonishing power of nature and the unlikely precision of events required to start the epic journey from the beginnings of the universe to a one and a half billion years of heat and pressure that lead to the emergence of a work of art of as rare and beautiful as the landscape from which it is born.

Awash with color, the vista of red rocky outcrops of Australia lead from expansive azure waterways through ancient gorges and past verdant flora and fauna. This ancient land holds one of the world’s greatest diamond secrets: it is the birthplace of the rarest of all diamonds, the Argyle Pink.

 

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Did you know that orange diamonds are among the rarest and most sought-after Natural Color Diamonds in the world? Whether pure orange in color, or with secondary hues of yellow or pink, vibrant orange diamonds glow like the summer sun. And who couldn’t use a little more sunshine these days?

Just like yellow diamonds, orange diamonds derive their natural color from the presence of nitrogen. But in order to achieve the color orange, a diamond’s atoms must be aligned in a very precise and unusual manner — making it exceedingly rare indeed.

Orange diamonds are mined in Australia and Africa, and only a precious few have come to auction in the past quarter-century.

 

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“The most grown-up and philosophical of colours, grey offers an alternative in tune with our times where contemplation and meditation are ever more highly appreciated.” – From “Whisper softly to me: grey jewels are on the rise,” 24 March 2020, by Maria Doulton, The Jewellery Editor, London

This quote above is excerpted from a recent article about the rising popularity of gray gemstones and pearls (they spell it grey in the UK). It prompted several inquiries about gray diamonds, which many collectors and connoisseurs consider to be the most sophisticated of all Natural Color Diamonds. Let’s take a closer look.

 

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In the rarefied world of Natural Color Diamonds, pink diamonds have always been a mystery. Not only are pink diamonds among the rarest of the rare Natural Color Diamonds, the source of their color pink continues to elude scientists. Let’s take a closer look at what makes a natural pink diamond pink.

 

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