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Thu, 27 Sep 2012

Pink Diamonds and Imperial Jade, Rio Tinto Debuts The Argyle Empress Necklace

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Pink Diamonds and Imperial Jade, Rio Tinto Debuts The Argyle Empress Necklace
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By Erika Winters

Rio Tinto has debuted a luxurious statement necklace that for the first time combines the company's Argyle pink diamonds with imperial jade. The Argyle Empress, designed by Hong Kong jeweler Chow Tai Fook, is comprised of over 43 carats of Argyle pink diamonds and 33 Imperial jade beads.


Rio Tinto Argyle Empress Necklace with pink diamonds and Imperial jadeite

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By Erika Winters

Rio Tinto has debuted a luxurious statement necklace that for the first time combines the company's Argyle pink diamonds with imperial jade. The Argyle Empress, designed by Hong Kong jeweler Chow Tai Fook, is comprised of over 43 carats of Argyle pink diamonds and 33 Imperial jade beads. Included are five signature Pink Tender diamonds collected over the past five years, set in two pink diamond flowers depicting the Hong Kong Camellia.

“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," said Josephine Johnson, Manager of Argyle Pink Diamonds.

The necklace is being showcased at events in Hong Kong before traveling to London to be featured in an Argyle pink diamond jewelry exhibition at Kensington Palace.


Rio Tinto Argyle Empress Necklace with pink diamonds and Imperial jadeite


Rio Tinto Argyle Empress Necklace with pink diamonds and Imperial jadeite

The Argyle Empress is comprised of over 43 carats of Argyle pink diamonds and 33 imperial jadeite beads.


Images courtesy of Rio Tinto Diamonds.



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