The rarest of the rare, the annual collection of Argyle pink diamonds is a momentous event widely regarded as the most exclusive diamond sale in the world.
In a remote but breathtakingly beautiful corner of Western Australia lies a land without comparison. It was here that Argyle pink diamonds were created, more than 1.6 billion years ago, forged under conditions of extreme temperatures and tremendous pressure more than 160 kilometres below the earth’s surface.
After a 37 year tenure as an icon of the jewellery industry, 2020 saw the sun set on the Argyle mine and its brilliance. Even in its final moments, the majesty of Australia's East Kimberly continues to unveil exquisite flourishes of pink, red and blue diamonds.
The rarest of the rare, the annual collection of Argyle pink diamonds is a momentous event widely regarded as the most exclusive diamond sale in the world. The finest Argyle pink diamonds, distinguished for their vibrancy and intensity of colour, are collected and reserved exclusively for the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender.
Included in each Signature Tender is a curation of approximately 50 to 70 of Argyle’s largest and most intense pink, red and violet diamonds.
Each exceptional diamond weighing above 0.20 carats is hand sorted and selected for rendering to polished perfection at Argyle Pink Diamond’s state-of-the-art Western Australian facility by master artisans, before being colour graded and submitted to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) for certification.
Private Tender viewings are held in several cities around the world, wherein a select group of diamantaires, luxury jewellers and collectors are invited to place sealed bids for individual or multiple diamonds.
AN ERA NEVER TO BE REPEATED.
Argyle pink diamonds are coveted for their rarity and revered for their exquisite beauty. Such is their rarity that an entire year’s collection of polished Argyle pink diamonds over one carat would fit in the palm of one’s hand. It would take approximately 15 years to accumulate enough Argyle Pink Signature Tender diamonds to fill a champagne flute.
Beyond the aesthetic beauty of an Argyle Pink Diamond is an equally beautiful story of esteemed provenance, care and custody. The careful custodianship of an Argyle pink diamond begins from the moment the diamond is mined, to its final transformation polished by the hands of the world’s finest diamond artisans.
As a Select Atelier we accept a responsibility not only to our respected clients in crafting the world’s most stunning jewellery, but to honour traditional craftsmanship and artisanship that celebrates the provenance and rarity of an Argyle Pink Diamond.