Dubbed as the most anticipated diamond sale in the world with an invitation-only event taking place annually for the last 38 years, the iconic Argyle mine situated in the remote east Kimberley region of Western Australia makes a definite halt with its last tender of pink diamonds closed for bidding on September 1, 2021.
A sporadic source of light-colored pink diamonds from time to time is a familiar feat, but no mine has produced the consistent quantities and quality that Argyle has. This complete fluke of nature that is bestowed upon us is a mark of an era.
Beyond beauty and allure, provenance is also another facet behind its glory, as this crop of diamonds is 1.6 billion years old and comes at 0.1% of the Argyle mine’s production. It takes decades of research to discover the right environment that possesses diamonds, and it takes years of investigation to ensure diamond mine will be prepared for recovery, so it’s improbable to experience a discovery like this again.
If you still could not comprehend its rarity in the face of Mother Earth, then perhaps mentioning the totality barely fills two champagne flutes can give you a grasp of scale.
The scarcity in supply correlates to its soaring prices, fetching double-digit appreciations year after year, but what indeed contributes to the gravitas is its unparalleled pink hues from rose to magenta. You can simply throw the rulebook out regarding preconceptions towards fancy colored diamonds, as Argyle pink diamonds are charted using a unique color guide to define the specificity of hues. While the traditional benchmark follows a loose range of color sensations, the rarity of each Argyle pink diamond is justified with clearer increments.
With the Argyle mine closed, Dehres will honor its legacy by showcasing an array of over 20 pieces of Argyle diamonds ranging from fancy intense pink, vivid pink to fancy red at the Jewellery & Gem World Hong Kong from 17 to September 20, 2021.
This is an opportune moment for gem aficionados to admire its ravishing beauty through an intimate setting, including an over 60-pointers radiant cut fancy vivid purplish pink with unrivalled intensity. Whoever is destined to own one of these intricate beauties won’t just be owning a rare diamond but a rare piece of diamond mining history that it gloriously inherits.