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Muzo, Argyle Auction Exceptionally Rare Emerald, Pink Diamond Earrings With Legacy of Sustainable Mining May 23, 2021 (0 comments)


New York, NY—Colombia’s Muzo emerald mine and Argyle, the recently-shuttered Australian source of rare pink and red diamonds, have announced the newest addition to their collaboration, the Green Jewels earrings. The earrings (image) feature 13.78 carats of cushion cut Muzo Colombian Emeralds (no oil, SSEF and AGL accompanied by two appendix letters), accented by natural fancy-to-intense Argyle pink diamond pavé, totaling more than 6.5 carats, and set into 18K rose gold. 

The style showcases an equally beautiful back setting design, a floral shaped design that calls to mind the original garden-themed collection. The scarcity of the pink diamonds, now that parent company Rio Tinto has closed its Argyle mine, add to the intrigue. 

Related: The End Of An Era: Australia’s Argyle Mine Ceases Operations

Inspired by the first Green Jewel ring that started the collaboration between Argyle and Muzo in 2017, this pair was only recently finished, as it took four years for Muzo to find identical, vibrant green color emerald cushion-cut gemstones that would mirror the same exceptional quality as the ring. The partnership was highly lauded during its initial debut as it united Muzo Emerald Colombia, renowned as the finest and most exclusive emeralds in the world, with the beyond rare and much coveted Argyle pink diamonds. 

In addition to the beauty of the gems and design, the collaboration celebrates both companies’ dedication to responsible sourcing. Both Rio Tinto and Muzo are committed to sustainability and offer complete transparency throughout each company’s operation. Through The Muzo Foundation, Muzo’s organization is dedicated to CSR initiatives, and Rio Tinto’s work with the Responsible Jewellery Council, the two companies have the ability to give back to the local environment and communities where its mines are located, inspiring the next generation and setting the new industry standard for responsible mining. 

Says Singapore-based Argyle Pink Diamonds partner John Glajz, “It has been an honor to collaborate with Muzo and Argyle on the creation of yet another iconic treasure in the Green Jewel Collection, which represents the ultimate brand fusion of two exceptionally rare gems from two extreme geographical regions. A fitting tribute to the mines and sustainable mining methods that have allowed them to surface.” 

Adds Jason Woods, Muzo’s CEO, “The Green Jewel collection is an unprecedented collaboration; two of the rarest, and most precious gemstones from opposite ends of the earth, are united as one. As we reveal the latest extraordinary design, we continue to honor the heritage and history of our celebrated Muzo mine in Colombia.” 

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