Across the breadth of 1.6 billion years, journeying from the crucible of the Earth, emerges the most intriguing diamond in history. Revered for its exquisite beauty and provenance, the Argyle pink diamond is coveted as the most esteemed diamond in the world.
While natural fancy coloured diamonds are scarce, 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% of the world’s pink diamond supply; although this treasure trove will not continue in perpetuity. With a finite mine life remaining, it is estimated that there are less than 500 Tender quality Argyle pink diamonds left to be discovered.
As awareness around their rarity deepens, Argyle pink diamonds are increasingly sought-after - acquired for personal holdings and bespoke jewellery creations.
The delicate palette of the iconic Kimberley sunset traverses the Argyle pink diamond’s kaleidoscope of colour, 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.
So unique are the colour properties of Argyle pink diamonds that an internationally recognised and proprietary colour grading system was developed by Argyle recognising the overall hue of the stone and the intensity of the diamond’s colour within that hue.