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Hope Will Catch The Tears

The Diamond Guild Australia has launched a limited edition pendant entitled ‘Hope Will Catch the Tears’, in support of charity Beyond Blue and in memory of Holly Thredgold who lost her battle with depression in 2016. The limited edition diamond pendant symbolizes supportive & nurturing hands ready to catch a teardrop.

The pear shape diamond is symbolizing a teardrop as well as a sparkle of hope that will soon resurface. Every aspect of the design takes into consideration this message of hope. The pendant is crafted in 18ct white and pink gold with the colour pink representing hope & rebirth. A positive colour inspiring a feeling of warmth, comfort & safety, and that everything will be okay.

The Hope Will Catch The Tears Pendant is priced at $4,950, with $2,000 from every pendant sold being donated to Beyond Blue. We hope this initiative raises more awareness and helps to fund research surrounding mental health, something very close to our heart here at James Thredgold.

THE BREMONT SUPERSONIC

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of an aircraft both brilliant and beautiful, Bremont launches its eighth historical limited edition timepiece, the Bremont Supersonic, incorporating parts of one of the most famous and iconic planes in history – Concorde.
Ahead of her time in more ways than one, Concorde flew faster than a rifle bullet and halved the time of transatlantic crossings. Over 2.5 million British Airways passengers experienced flying eleven miles high at twice the speed of sound. This evocative civilian airliner completed more supersonic flying hours than the entire world’s air forces combined.
The Bremont Supersonic contains the manufacturer’s first ever manual wind movement which features an 8-day power reserve and has a power reserve indicator at the 12 o’clock position on the dial. The style of the timepiece is reminiscent of a 70’s look and feel with its sunburst white dial representing Concorde’s specially developed highly reflective paint. The blue hands of the Supersonic echo British Airways blue on Concorde’s famous livery and a subtle motif of the plane’s iconic silhouette can be seen on the second-hand sub dial.
In partnership with British Airways, metal from the G-BOAB Concorde, known as Alpha Bravo, was donated to Bremont to incorporate into these unique timepieces. This aircraft was registered in 1974, taking to the skies for the first time in May 1976 flying from Filton to Fairford in 3 hours, 32 minutes. It was the third Concorde to be part of the British Airways fleet.
In September 1984, she set a distance record for an airliner with a 4,565 mile flight from Washington to Nice and in November of that year, flew the inaugural charter service from London to Seattle via New York. A top speed of Mach 2.05 was reached at a height of 63,500ft. She was even famed for flying the England squad home from France from the 1998 World Cup.
The elegant design of Concorde gave it an instantly recognisable silhouette, which has been cleverly incorporated into the movement of the Bremont Supersonic. Aluminium taken from the plane has been machined into a decorated ring within the case back design, underneath the crystal. This will also feature a description of the aircraft’s main attributes: number and registration, years of active service, number of supersonic flights as well as her top speed. The watch will be limited to 300 steel, 100 white gold and 100 rose gold pieces.

Showstopper – The Largest Fancy Red Diamond unveiled at this year’s Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender 2017

Showstopper – The Largest Fancy Red Diamond unveiled at this year’s Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender 2017

Rio Tinto has unveiled the largest Fancy Red diamond in the history of its Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender. The 2.11 carat diamond, named ‘The Argyle Everglow™’, is the centrepiece of the 2017 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender. Argyle Pink Diamonds manager Josephine Johnson said The Argyle Everglow “represents rarity within rarity” of diamonds, and will drive the global demand from collectors.

Over the Tender’s 33-year history, less than 20 carats of Fancy Red certified diamonds have been sold. This year’s Tender features 58 diamonds weighing a total of 49.39 carats. It includes four fancy red diamonds, four Purplish Red diamonds, two Violet diamonds and one Blue diamond.

The finest and rarest diamonds are reserved for the annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, which has established itself as the most exclusive diamond sale in the world. The event highlights a small number of important diamonds that stand apart from their peers in terms of vibrancy and intensity of colour.

Argyle pink diamonds are coveted by many, but owned by few. The tender is only open to specially selected diamantaires and collectors by invitation. James Thredgold Jeweller is trusted to be one of only a few authorised Argyle Pink Diamond Select Ateliers in the world.

For more information on the Argyle Pink Diamond Tender email James now.