Argyle Pink diamonds
Argyle pink diamonds are inherently so. So rare are they that less than an entire year’s worth of supply over half a carat would fit in the palm of one’s hand, while the number of red, blue and violet diamonds can be counted on one hand alone. The finest of each year’s discoveries, just 50-60 of these rare natural treasures are brought to life as polished masterpieces and offered for sale each year as part of the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender.
The Argyle Diamond Mine is the world’s only consistent source of pink diamonds, accounting for more than 90 percent of the world’s pink diamond supply; although this treasure trove will not continue in perpetuity. As awareness around their rarity deepens, Argyle pink diamonds are increasingly sought-after - acquired by collectors and connoisseurs around the world for their personal holdings and bespoke jewellery creations.
Since 1983, Argyle Diamonds has mined from this remote region, the world’s most exquisite natural colored gems. Yet none are more rare or beguiling than the Argyle pink diamond. Prior to the 1980s, production of pink diamonds had been sporadic, and limited to international mines. Argyle pink diamonds, from a certifiable source and of a depth and range of color never seen before, have commanded the world's attention since their discovery. It will take over a year and many careful hands for a rough Argyle pink diamond to journey from the mine to its final destination as a polished gem.
The delicate palette of the iconic east Kimberley sunset traverses the Argyle pink diamond’s kaleidoscope of color, which ranges from the palest blush, through cherry blossom and soft rose, to sensual violet, cornflower blue and dramatic red. The mysterious alchemy of these inherently rare wonders has taken the world to a new level of fascination and seduction.
The finest and rarest diamonds are reserved for the annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, which is widely referred to as the most exclusive diamond sale in the world. The event highlights a small number of important diamonds from the Argyle mine that stand apart from their peers in terms of vibrancy and intensity of colour.
The 50 to 60 of the most extraordinarily rare pink, red and violet diamonds that are offered as part of the Tender represent less than 0.01 percent of diamonds ever unearthed from the Argyle Diamond Mine.