What do you know about diamonds?

On Nightlife with Philip Clark Do you own a diamond? Why are they so rare and sought after? Philip Clark spoke to Garry Holloway, geologist, owner of two jewellery stores in Melbourne and a diamond educator who is writing a book on diamonds. Mr Holloway told you everything you need to know about the precious […]

“Après Moi, le déluge”

(“After me, the Flood” Louis XIV) The worrying future of expensive lab-grown diamonds in an oversupplied market. By Richard Chetwode (Yourdiamonds.com). In 1902, Queen Victoria’s oldest son and the future King Edward VII, commissioned Jacques Cartier to make 27 diamond tiaras for his coronation. It was with reason that he named Cartier “jeweller of kings […]

Pre-owned Argyle pink diamonds hit market in unique public tender

By Stephanie Sinclair – The Kimberley Echo The Argyle diamond mine may have closed, but a new market for its rare East Kimberley gems has opened with the first public tender of Argyle pink diamonds this week. Over the next week, members of the public have the chance to get their hands on 36 previously […]

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

Pink Diamond Ring

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

Loose Argyle Diamond Mine Certified Three Pink Oval Cut Diamonds Large Size

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

Large Argyle Mine Certified Diamond

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 […]