Work hard and you will find success

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Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

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Indian jewellers visit Argyle Diamond Mine

28 april 2014

Twenty leading Indian jewellery companies have made a historical first visit to Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine in the remote east Kimberley region of Western Australia. The visitors, comprising of independent jewellers fr om northern and eastern India will see, at first hand, the scale and investment in the Argyle underground mine.
Shane Johnson, Managing Director of the Argyle Diamond Mine said, “India is the powerhouse of the global diamond industry and an important consumer market for Argyle diamonds. Rio Tinto is delighted to welcome these companies who are developing the Indian market for Argyle diamonds in new and exciting ways.”
The Indian retail diamond jewellery market is worth around US$10 billion and is forecast to grow at some 15% per annum for the next five years. Rio Tinto’s flagship consumer advertising campaign for Argyle diamonds in India titled “Nazraana” taps into the strong Indian gift giving rituals and comprises affordable diamond jewellery. Today jewellery comprising Argyle diamonds are sold in 150 of the largest independent retail jewellery stores in India.
Incidentally, Argyle rough diamonds are being processed and manufactured in India and Argyle diamonds for more than two decades and have evolved into an important part of diamond jewellery manufactured in India. Rio Tinto now remains focussed on the vibrant and efficient manufacturing sector in India wh ere some 300,000 Indians are employed cutting and polishing diamonds.
In addition, Rio Tinto’s developing Bunder diamond project in Madhya Pradesh is indicative of the strength of this enduring relationship.
Vikram Merchant, Manager of Rio Tinto Diamonds, Mumbai office said, “The relationship between Argyle and the Indian diamond industry is very special and was forged 25 years ago when Argyle looked to India’s developing expertise in diamond cutting. Today the partnership between Rio Tinto’s diamond business and the Indian diamond industry spans the entire diamond jewellery supply chain.”

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished correspondent in India