The story of the sacred birthplace of the Argyle Diamond mine. From ancient forces in the Earth’s crust, through brave and patient human exploration, a new kind of beauty joins Australia with the World.
A story asks us to explore all we see,
A Diamond is openness,
An open mind,
An open heart,
In its facets all stories co-exist,
Stories rejoin us.
‘Argyle, every Diamond has a story’
(Video by Rio Tinto)
Of all diamond colours, pink is the most intriguing.
Unlike other coloured diamonds, the phenomena of pink diamonds is yet to be discovered. One of Earth’s greatest mysteries, it is thought that the colour is created by a twist within the atomic lattice during formation, the result of immense heat and pressure beneath the earth’s surface - a fabulous fluke of nature.
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The World of Colour
‘Colour transcends time, survives fashion trends, sets the tone, measures boldness and courage. It combines, mixes, melts, explodes and sings’
Entering the World of natural Fancy Colour Diamonds is a rare and fantastic experience. It greatly uplifts and gives joy because human beings have a psychological effect towards colour.
As opposed to colourless Diamonds, which contain only different shades graded from D–Z, Fancy Colour Diamonds are found with 12 different colors, over 90 secondary hues, 9 intensity levels, and over 230 colour combinations.
Similar to any other Diamond, the value is calculated according to the Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight, known to many as the 4Cs. Fancy colour Diamonds are so unique, the colour of the Diamond is considered the most important Diamond attribute.