In a remote corner of the vast Australian continent, hidden deep below the surface, under layers of rock and sand, lie one of the world’s most treasured natural beauties – diamonds.
From their incredible birthplace, to their rich indigenous heritage and ethical sourcing, Australian diamonds are as distinguished as the land from which they come.
An Incredible Birthplace
WORLD CLASS DIAMONDS FROM A WORLD AWAY
Rich in unparalleled natural beauty, Australia is a place like no other.
The oldest continent in the world, today this wondrous country is famous as a source of pure, natural and unspoiled raw luxury.
From its sunburnt deserts, to its pristine coast-lines, this vibrant nation produces some of the world’s most unique diamonds.
THE EAST KIMBERLEY
Unearth the beauty
Known as one of the world’s last great wildernesses, the East Kimberley is a remote area of Western Australia. Its iconic red landscape, vivid blue skies and ancient rock formations stretch as far as the eye can see.
In order to find what’s precious you need to know where to look, and tucked away in the north-east corner of the Kimberley is the Argyle Diamond Mine, unearthing the hidden treasures of this hauntingly beautiful land.
A RICH HERITAGE
Diamonds of the Dreamtime
Australian diamonds are deeply connected to the indigenous Aboriginal people, their culture and legends.
The Traditional Owners of the land on which the Argyle mine is located believe that the land and its people were created by the Ngarranggarni, also known as The Dreaming. Dreamtime stories provide a strong belief system through which they connect to their country.
A Trusted Source
Every Australian diamond is a precious original, unearthed and recovered using responsible mining practices.
The Argyle Diamond Mine, home of Australian diamonds, is owned and operated by Rio Tinto, a global industry leader with a reputation for trust and integrity towards its consumers, workers, communities and the environment
Rio Tinto operates the Argyle mine to the highest possible ethical, environmental and safety standards so you can be sure that every Australian diamond unearthed here is not only beautiful, but has been ethically sourced and responsibly produced.Learn More
A Mirror of Nature
THE BEAUTY ABOVE
Like the different hues of the land and sky that lie above them, Australian diamonds come in a naturally formed and diverse range of colours from white and silver, to champagne and cognac, and the rarely seen but highly treasured pink, red and blue diamonds.
How Australian diamonds get their unique palette remains somewhat of a mystery. Scientists believe that during formation coloured diamonds were influenced by extra pressure or external trace elements such as oxygen. The romantics amongst us, however, believe their natural hues come from Mother Nature, who crafted the diamonds below to directly reflect the colours and beauty of the land above.
An Extraordinary Journey
FROM OUR HEART TO YOURS
Mother Nature knows perfection takes time and every Australian diamond has been on an extraordinary journey.
For billions of years these diamonds remained dormant under the dusty red surface of Australia. Volcanic eruptions and erosive forces eventually forced them from their hiding place, bringing these once hidden gems to the surface.
Once unearthed their journey continues under the care of Rio Tinto, who carefully tracks them as they are transformed from rough, to polished, and ultimately into beautiful jewellery, to ensure they remain natural, authentic Australian diamonds.Learn more
A Symbol of Authenticity
Australian diamonds are carefully tracked from the source until they reach their ultimate destination, in a beautiful piece of jewellery.
This unique tracking system is independently audited ensuring the traceability and integrity of the supply chain so that at no point are the diamonds tainted, mixed or otherwise tampered with.
That’s why each piece of jewellery made with these gems comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Rio Tinto so you can be sure your diamonds are natural, authentic and uniquely Australian.Learn more