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Landmark Argyle Pink Diamond and Imperial Jade necklace debuts in Hong Kong

28 september 2012

Rio Tinto’s rare pink diamonds have been combined for the first time with Imperial Jade in a landmark piece of jewellery, presented in Hong Kong, according to press release e-mailed to Rough&Polished.
Known as The Argyle Empress, the statement necklace designed by luxury jeweller Chow Tai Fook, combines more than 43 carats of rare Argyle pink diamonds with 33 rare Imperial Jade beads. The Argyle pink diamonds include five of its signature Pink Tender diamonds, collected over the past five years.
According to Josephine Johnson, Manager of Argyle Pink Diamonds, “The Argyle Empress is a celebration of two of the earth’s rarest treasures and is a perfect union between East and West. This heirloom piece of jewellery is the first of its kind for the growing Chinese market and will take its place in history as a coveted masterpiece.”
Valued at $5,500,000, The Argyle Empress has been designed around two beautiful pink diamond encrusted flower motifs depicting the Hong Kong Camellia, the perfect counterpoint to the verdant colours of the leaves depicted in the surrounding jade.
The Argyle Empress is being showcased at various events in Hong Kong, before travelling to London as part of an Argyle pink diamond jewellery exhibition at Kensington Palace, London.

Tatiana Alexandrova, Rough&Polished, Moscow