Argyle sparklers central to diamond exhibition

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Pilbara locals will have the opportunity to peruse rare Argyle diamonds this month thanks to local jewellers.

Port Hedland’s Charmers Jewellers is holding a Diamond Expo at the end of the month to give locals the opportunity to view, purchase and design a special memento for themselves or a loved one.

Charmers Jewellers owner and master jeweller Liz Brown said they had held an expo before but this one would be bigger and better than before, bringing in diamonds from “all over”.

“We’ve got two days of the most beautiful Argyle diamonds on the shelf for people to come and have a look at and purchase if they’re interested. We will be having yellow, brown and, of course, pink,” she said.

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“They’re a beautiful diamond, there’s nothing like an Argyle. They’re highly sought after worldwide and we’re trying to bring them to the locals and give them the opportunity some communities in the world don’t have.

“The Argyles are facing extinction very soon, so we’re just trying to get it out there to the locals to get them now because soon they’re going to be unattainable.”

The ladies at Charmers will also have superannuation portfolios for people to assist them if they want to purchase a diamond from their super as an investment piece.

Argyle diamonds, which are mined in the East Kimberley, are some of the rarest diamonds in the world, with the price quadrupling over the last four years.

Ms Brown said there would be no obligation for visitors to purchase a diamond and welcomed locals to just have a look at the beautiful stones.

The Diamond Expo will be at Charmers Jewellers on Edgar Street in Port Hedland on March 28 and 29.

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