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L.J. West Diamonds Launches the Australian Tour of the Scott West Jewellery Collection

Monday, October 16, 2017  
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L.J. West Diamonds launches the Australian tour of the Scott West jewellery collection in collaboration with Linney’s and Calleija with in-store debuts of the Argyle Violet and Argyle Thea.

Scott West by L.J. West Diamonds announces the Australian Pink Diamond Tour for the month of October to debut the largest collection of exquisite fancy coloured diamonds and diamond jewellery ever publicly exhibited in the Southern Hemisphere and will make its international debut at luxury jewellers Linneys Perth & Calleija Marina Mirage, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Australia. The first stop will be in Western Australia at Linneys Crown Metropol showroom, the collection will be unveiled for the very first time from 13– 5 October, before travelling to Sydney for private viewings and to Calleija’s Gold Coast location.

Argyle Violet
Argyle Violet

Featuring the finest coloured diamonds from the Argyle diamond mine and across the globe, this exclusive showcase represents rarity never before seen. Its presence in Perth, Sydney and Gold coast places Australia firmly on the map of fine jewellery destinations.

The collection includes more than 60 fine jewellery pieces and important fancy coloured diamonds. The Argyle Violet, an incredible gem, which was the Hero stone of the 2016 Argyle Tender, is the highlight of the collection. The Argyle Violet, a 2.83 carat Fancy Deep Greyish Bluish Violet diamond recovered from Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in the east Kimberley region of Western Australia, is now in a stunning piece of jewellery surrounded by vivid pink diamonds fresh off its exhibition at the Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles.

The collection also features the Argyle Thea, a 2.24ct Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond which was a signature diamond from the 2016 Tender now set in a classical platinum ring designed by Scott West.

Argyle Thea
Argyle Thea

Linney's Director, David Fardon, commented “We are delighted to present such a significant collection of coloured diamond jewellery to our clients and this is the first time in Australia we have seen a jewellery collection valued in excess of $100 million.” The rare pink diamonds from Argyle are highly collectible and have continued to appreciate as the mine moves closer to the end of its mine life.

Scott West, Vice President of L.J. West Diamonds comments, “After nearly 30 years of collecting rare and exotic colour diamonds, we are deeply honoured to bring home the largest collection of Argyle pink diamonds from North America to Australia in a grand showcase along with some of the most prestigious colours in all of colour diamonds.”


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