Never before, and never since, has there been a diamond mine that consistently produces rare pink diamonds like the Argyle Diamond Mine.
Since 1983, Argyle Diamonds has mined from this remote region, the world’s most exquisite natural coloured gems. Yet none are more rare or beguiling than the Argyle pink diamond.
Prior to the 1980s, production of pink diamonds had been sporadic, and limited to international mines. Argyle pink diamonds, from a certifiable source and of a depth and range of colour never seen before, have commanded the world's attention since their discovery.
Unearthing these treasures, formed at a depth of over 160 kilometres below the earth’s surface, is a challenge both in size and complexity. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, the Argyle underground mine comprises an intricate network which comprises two underground crushers and around 40 kilometres of tunnels, facilitating the access of diamonds from the furthest reaches of the earth.
It will take over a year and many careful hands for a rough Argyle pink diamond to journey from the mine to its final destination as a polished gem.