Rio Tinto is the premiere source for ethically mined diamonds from their Argyle mine in Australia and Diavik mine in Canada. Diamonds with a Story™ debuted in 2012 with the idea that every diamond has a story to tell; from the beginning it has connected, educated and inspired people with their beautiful diamonds.
This chapter brings about a new partnership between Rio Tinto and four extremely talented and unique designers. Each designer has a strong and individual point of view, while also being known for looking forward and using ethically acquired metals in their designs. The designers are Jennifer Dawes, Matthew Campbell Laurenza, Sandy Leong and Suzanne Kalan. For their partnership with Rio Tinto they have each created a collection of jewelry using a range of champagne to truffle colored diamonds that are more accessibly priced, starting at $500. Jennifer Dawes' collection is called Leaves, Matthew Campbell Laurenza's collection is called Camelot, Sandy Leong's collection is called Rain, and Suzanne Kalan's collection is called Starry Night.
Each collection is truly unique and showcases the diamonds in an interesting, modern and intriguing fashion. I had the opportunity to see some of the designs in person and was blown away. Each designer was true to their design aesthetic, but did so in a way that allowed the design and diamonds to work cohesively together.