“We take a very pure and artistic approach to creating jewellery. This, as well as the fact that my brother and I create every piece of jewellery by hand, caught Argyle’s attention. It’s a great honour for us, considering that only a few jewellers from around the world get the opportunity to become an Argyle Select Atelier. I think creating unique and beautiful pieces is what it took for us to be selected,” Michael Robinson tells me.
There are currently only around 30 jewellers recognised as official partners by the diamond mining company Argyle. This ‘chain of custody’means that they can be completely trusted, and there is no doubt as to the quality of the jewellery they make. Another criterion Argyle employs for selecting Ateliers is creativity, as this allows the jewellers to fully unlock the potential of the very rarest pink diamonds.
As if he were confirming my own words about the immaculate reputation of the studio, Michael goes on to say: “The Argyle company representatives did background checks on our company, and us personally. Additionally, we had to pass the anti-money laundering paperwork. Finally, there was a contract with common sense and good business practices, that help protect the chain of custody for these special gems.”
David Michael collections leave no doubt about the brothers’ love and perfect know-how when it comes to work with fancy coloured diamonds. They use miniature pink specimens of the precious gems to create pave work on flower petals. For example, they use several hundred diamonds to create on their “Violet” ring with a smooth gradient of colour passing from yellow to pink pastel tones. In the middle of the petals, there is a unique round-cut diamond – a rare cut in the pink diamond world.
David and Michael use large pink diamonds as the central element of their jewellery, to emphasise the diamonds’ natural beauty. Now they have a very special antique-cut stone in their collection, which David is going to turn into a special ring. “I know I'll always remember and admire that stone as it has such a gentle, warm personality that will always be engraved in our memory. Being able to create homes for something so rare is very special for us, and when completed we imagine this piece becoming a future heirloom,” comments Michael.
So what is it about the Argyle pink diamonds that so invariably captivate the Robinson brothers and make them fill out pages of their sketch books with new designs? According to Michael, “the rarity and uniqueness of pink diamonds has always been a particular fascination. We've always loved all the shades of pink available with Argyle Diamonds. They allow us to develop colourful designs but with the durability and permanence of Diamond.” Well, after reading this article, haven't you fallen in love with pink diamonds as well?