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Beyond Rare

Of the 20 million carats of rough diamonds that are produced annually, less than 0.1% are pink.
Argyle pink diamonds are rare; in fact they are beyond rare. With just an estimated decade of supply
remaining in the mine, as time passes the Argyle pink diamond becomes evermore precious.

LIMITED SUPPLIES

Although the Argyle mine supplies approximately 90% of the world's pink diamonds, astonishingly, a
whole year's worth of production of stones over half a carat would fit in the palm of your hand. The
larger rare violet diamonds would barely fill a teaspoon. Hence, they are highly sought after by
investors, collectors, jewelers and their customers, and celebrities. They are prized by all who possess
them and revered for their unique provenance, intrinsic beauty and extreme rarity.
Some Argyle pink diamonds never even make it into a jewelry setting - rather, theyare purchased by
collectors and held as an heirloom for future generations.

LIMITED PRODUCTION

On the supply side there are structural constraints that will limit the production of rare pink diamonds
and contribute to a widening demand overhang: A steadily declining mineral reserve base,
compounded by limited exploration success and relatively high barriers to entry. The chances
of any future mine discovery replicating the unique properties of the Argyle Diamonds Mine, is extremely low.
Currently there are no other pink diamond mines or deposits, and even if another deposit of pink
diamond-bearing ore is discovered, it takes on average 10 years for a mine to proceed from
discovery to production. Inventories of diamonds are at historically low levels with significant stockpiles
reduced to working capital levels over the past decade. On the supply side there are structural
constraints that will limit the production of rare pink diamonds and contribute to a widening demand
overhang: A steadily declining mineral reserve base, compounded by limited exploration success
and relatively high barriers to entry. The chances of any future mine discovery replicating the
unique properties of the Argyle Diamonds Mine, is extremely low. Currently there are no other
pink diamond mines or deposits, and even if another deposit of pink diamond-bearing ore is
discovered, it takes on average 10 years for a mine to proceed from discovery to production.