From birth to timeless legacy: The complete story of Argyle pink diamonds

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By Arabella Roden As the era of the Argyle Mine draws to a close, ARABELLA RODEN explores the compelling history and enduring legacy of the world’s premier source of pink diamonds. The colour pink is associated with many things – beauty, love, and femininity, to name a few. And so too are pink diamonds, which […]

‘Flawless’ purple-pink diamond fetches record $29.3M at auction

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Megan C. Hills, CNN + Oscar Holland, CNN A 15.81-carat gem, dubbed “The Sakura,” fetched $29.3 million in Hong Kong to become the most expensive purple-pink diamond ever to sell at auction. Named after the Japanese word for cherry blossom, it is the largest diamond of its kind to go under the hammer, according to […]

Tender Aims to Develop Secondary Market for Argyle Pinks

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By Rob Bates A collection of rare Argyle pink diamonds will be sold in a public tender in June, in what may be a test of whether there’s a secondary market for the gems. Next month, Yourdiamonds.com, an Australian diamond technology startup, will offer for sale at least 10 pink gems from the Argyle mine. […]

Red End: Argyle Unveils Its Final Pink Tender

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By Rob Bates Rio Tinto has lifted the curtains on its final Argyle Pink Diamond Tender, which features a characteristically showstopping collection of pink, red, and blue diamonds from the now-shuttered Australian mine. This 38th, and last, tender will comprise 70 diamonds weighing 81.63 cts. The year’s biggest “hero” stone is the 3.47 ct. Argyle […]

How Argyle Changed The Diamond Industry

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By Rob Bates Last year, Australia’s Argyle diamond mine closed after 37 years of operation. This month, Melbourne University Publishing released Argyle: The Impossible Story of Australian Diamonds, a comprehensive history of the mine by Stuart Kells. Here, Kells (pictured), a writer and adjunct professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, talks with JCK […]

Podcast – Experience Diamond Tech with Tim goodman

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The Jewellers Podcast Tim Goodman, CEO of YourDiamonds.com, chats about the new platform where diamond tech is at the forefront. Yourdiamonds.com, founded in 2018, is a technology start-up providing online software and an auction trading platform for the diamond industry. YourDiamonds.com was conceived to disrupt the traditional auction industry and to create market information and […]

The Diamond Backed Digital Token – Fake Or Fortune?

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By Richard Chetwode / richard.chetwode@btinternet.com Many of the proposed diamond backed Cryptocurrency schemes simply risk repeating the mistakes of the past. Not many people in the diamond industry will remember the boom and bust of diamonds in the 1970’s, when diamonds ceased to be a luxury purchase, and instead became an investment vehicle, a decade […]

Building the Next Generation of E-Commerce

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By Marketing industry guru, Terry McGinnis It’s now coming close to 5 years when I first started ‘dabbling’ in the field of e-commerce; from starting my own apparel company in my High School/College days and selling it online to managing large multi-million pound (£) budgets for large clients who had become masters in the field of […]

How Important Are Online Influencers in 2021?

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By Terry McGinnis Unless you are a complete technophobe and haven’t switched on a computer or smart phone in the last ten years, you will probably have heard about or seen online influencers – even if you didn’t realise it at the time. If you have any social media accounts, then it’s practically a guarantee. […]