Stone Details #2015-002
This diamond is probably the first ever +1ct diamond polished from Argyle. The diamond was purchased as a rough stone by one of the directors of an associated prospecting company, with board approval. It has remained in his family ever since. It was polished in London under the supervision of Stuart Devlin, a famous Australian jeweller. Unfortunately Stuart has Alzheimer’s and cannot confirm this. However I have had a personal friendship with Ewen Tyler AM who started the search resulting in the discovery of both the Argyle and Ellendale diamond mines. Ewen has corroborated the truth of the owner’s provenance of this rare and beautiful diamond and has sworn an affidavit. For commercial and privacy reasons I will not divulge the owners names. The reasons for selling are valid and I personally warrant the information that this is an Argyle diamond to be true. There are no supporting documents available from Argyle Diamonds simply because the company did not exist at the time this diamond was polished. As such, rather than this being a liability, I consider it to be a most fortunate Provence. The stone has recently been sent to GIA for certification.
The shape of the stone is not perfectly symmetrical. The two individual (expandable) photos are focused on the upper left under girdle crack and the second is focused on the feather in the table.
This stone is relatively safe to set by the two tips, and the slightly distorted shape could somewhat concealed. If surrounded by diamonds there would be no risk of chipping the crack under the belly of the stone.
It is a strong reddish vivid with very little dark zone or bowtie and an excellent spread. The colour and dark zones can be confirmed by the comparison in the still and videos to the 1ct sized round CZ master stone.