About Us
We pay our respects to the Gija and Mirriwung people, who are the traditional owners and custodians of the Argyle Diamond Mine in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. The location of the Argyle mine is known as the Barramundi Gap, a sacred Indigenous women’s site.

Inspired by the Land

Earthed from the Argyle Diamond Mine in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, Dreamtime Australian Diamonds are naturally imbued with the unique warmth and beauty of the land. To wear a Dreamtime Australian Diamonds piece is to cherish an ancient piece of Australia, which is something truly special.

Argyle Australian Diamonds display a striking array of colours, including Shades of Cognac – the breathtakingly warm-toned Diamonds featured in Dreamtime Australian Diamond jewellery. Each Dreamtime Australian Diamonds piece is thoughtfully designed and crafted in a way that accentuates the natural warmth of its Diamonds, representing the remarkable beauty of the Australian landscape.

Inspired by the Land

Diamond Timeline

Like generic Diamonds, Argyle Australian Diamonds are one of the Earth’s most precious natural resources, requiring specific pressure and temperature conditions to form over millions of years.

It took more time still for the Argyle Diamond Mine to be established, its Diamonds unearthed, and Dreamtime Australian Diamonds pieces to come into its own as a unique brand for breathtaking Argyle Australian Diamond jewellery pieces.

Diamond Timeline

Let’s take a closer look at the journey of our Diamonds:

Geologists discover a diamond on an ant hill

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After decades of searching the Kimberley region of Western Australia, geologists Frank Hughes and Warren Atkinson spot a diamond resting atop an anthill.


The Argyle Mine begins production

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Hughes and Warren’s discovery led them to find one of the richest diamond deposits in the world. Owned by Rio Tinto, the Argyle Mine opened in 1983, resulting in the production of a wide array of white and coloured diamonds.


Dreamtime Australian Diamonds is established

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With a vision to create stunning pieces of Diamond jewellery inspired by the unique warmth and beauty of the Australian landscape, Dreamtime Australian Diamonds was established in 2014. Pieces emulating remarkably beautiful native Australian flora, fauna and landscapes are created to accentuate the warmth of ‘Shades of Cognac’ Argyle Australian Diamonds.


The Argyle Mine closes

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After 37 years of production and producing 10.9 million carats of Diamonds, the Argyle Mine was closed in November 2020.


Mine closure process and rare diamond pieces

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Dreamtime Australian Diamonds continue to create uniquely stunning Australian jewellery pieces with remarkably rare Argyle Australian Diamonds, made more so since the closure of the Argyle Mine. Rio Tinto continue with the execution of their closure plan, which involves decommissioning the Argyle mine; reshaping and rehabilitating the land; preserving ecological and cultural heritage values; supporting future land uses by Traditional Owners; and ensuring a smooth transition for the local community.