More than 1.6 billion years old, an Argyle pink diamond is a fluke of nature that has travelled an epic journey from deep within the Earth. These rare and beautiful diamonds are now exclusively available at Argyle Pink Diamonds Select Atelier™ jewelers in North America.
For centuries, pink diamonds have been regarded as some of the world’s most sought-after gems and their regal allure has seen them revered as literal jewels in the crown. Coveted by many but owned by few, pink diamonds remained an elusive possession until the discovery of Australia’s iconic Argyle Diamond Mine in the 1980’s. Located in the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia, Argyle produces 90% of the global pink diamond supply, yet just .01% of the diamonds from the mine are pink. To put this rarity into perspective, less than an entire year's worth of Argyle pink diamonds over half a carat would fit into the palm of your hand.
In a little over three decades Argyle pink diamonds have become a phenomenon in the world of luxury, treasured for their extraordinary rarity and natural beauty.
With an Australian provenance and impeccable chain of custody unlike any other fancy color diamond, Argyle pink diamonds are the preferred diamond of choice for the most renowned master jewelers.
The careful custodianship of every Argyle pink diamond is maintained from the time the diamond is unearthed, into the hands of skilled master polishers and ultimately inspiring the creation of one-of-a-kind heirloom jewels that are presented as tokens of love, and are treasured for generations to come.
To ensure that every Argyle pink diamond is as sustainable and ethically sound as it is rare and beautiful, every diamond over eight points (0.08 carats) is laser inscribed with a unique lot number that is only visible under magnification and is issued with an Argyle Pink Diamonds Gem Identification Document. This document delivers with it, an important guarantee on the chain of custody from the mine to the point of purchase, giving assurance that the diamond has always been in the care of Argyle Pink Diamonds and its trusted partners.
Even as early as 2005, Argyle pink diamonds over twenty points (0.20 carats) were inscribed. These diamonds can be verified by contacting the retailer from which they were purchased, however Argyle pink diamonds over fifteen points purchased, with documentation since 2009 can be verified online through the Diamond Check service www.argylepinkdiamonds.com/diamondcheck
There are 10 Argyle Pink Diamonds Select Ateliers in the United States, where you can purchase an Argyle pink diamond with an unbroken chain of custody.
This exclusive network of Select Atelier™ jewelers, of which there are only 35 internationally, are specially selected partners whose values for perfection and passion for Argyle pink diamonds allows the direct access to a supply of these rare gems as well as a coveted opportunity to participate in the annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Signature Tender. These Ateliers are the finest at their craft, known for uncompromising integrity and a commitment to beautiful designs and quality craftsmanship.
Visit your Select Atelier today and purchase the Argyle pink diamond that is right for you.
Argyle pink and violet diamonds have an intensity and breadth of color that is unmatched by any other natural color diamond. The color traverses the palest blush, through cherry blossom and soft rose, to sensual violet, cornflower blue and a dramatic red.
Based on rarity and demand, as the intensity of color gets stronger, the more rare and valuable the diamond is. The Argyle Color Chart shows this progression of color. Fancy red is the most coveted colour and only a handful ever see the light of day. Less than 3% of all tender diamonds have received a Red GIA classification. Also exceedingly rare are blue and violet diamonds, which can range from cornflower blue to mesmerising violet. The Ocean Seer TM and Argyle Violet TM are among the world's noteable diamonds, coveted for their captivating beauty, rarity, and craftsmanship.
While clarity and carat weight ordinarily impact on the value of white diamonds, these characteristics are less of a consideration in the value determination of Argyle pink diamonds, with the focus instead being on color and cut.
Rarity, uniqueness, and a finite supply drive the value of Argyle pink diamonds in much the same way as fine art; historically fine art and Argyle pink diamonds have sustained their worth, maintaining their status as definitive collectables, defying trends and global market conditions.
Value and rarity of these collectable stones is measured by the hue and intensity of the color – typically the more intense the color, the more rare and valuable the diamond. Fancy Red is the most coveted color and only a handful have ever seen the light of day. Within the already limited annual production of Argyle pink diamonds are a handful of the most vibrant and intensely colored gems in shades of pink, red, blue and violet that stand apart from their peers. These 50-60 diamonds are reserved for the annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Signature Tender, a private event that is widely regarded as the most exclusive diamond event in the world.
To put rarity into perspective, for every 25 million carats of rough diamonds unearthed from the mine, a single polished blue or violet tender stone is produced and in the 33 year history of the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, less than 18 carats of polished violet diamonds have been offered. The rarest of all diamonds will become rarer still. It is estimated that there are less than 500 Tender quality Argyle pink diamonds left to be discovered.
For more than 30 years, tender invitiations have only been extended to a limited group of fancy color diamond experts and luxury jewelers worldwide, including the Select Atelier TM jewelers.
The Argyle Diamond Mine's annual production of pink diamonds over half a carat would fit in the palm of your hand while the number of red, blue, and violet diamonds can be counted on the fingers of one hand.