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Mondial sponsors the inaugural Women in Dentistry Breakfast

The incredibly inspirational guest speaker Susan Alberti AC, shared her soul stirring story with us and we were honoured to have her wearing a beautiful Mondial Argyle Pink diamond bracelet.

The morning was a great success and we are so excited for the lucky guest who won a $10,000 Mondial gift voucher.

The World's Most Expensive Advent Calendar

With secret doors and panels numbering 1 to 24, each day of December will reveal a new treasure to the public up until Christmas day. The calendar will not only delight those interested in luxury jewellery and time-honoured craftmanship but also draw attention to the historic QVB.

Michael Neuman, Co-Director of Mondial says of the window display,

“This has been over 18 months in the making and we are so thrilled to finally see our vision come to life. For us, it really is about adding that spark of wonder and excitement back into Christmas and we are looking forward to seeing the faces of both adults and children light up as they look into our shop windows and see the incredible and totally unique display.” “While we understand that very few people can afford to purchase the Calendar, we do hope it draws attention to the magnificent coloured diamonds and gemstones that Australia produces as well as our fine timbers. The calendar has been designed to reflect the architectural style and details one sees in the famous Queen Victoria Building and it includes featured Mondial jewellery such as an extremely rare Argyle Red Diamond ring valued at $690,000.”

Tim Garside, the designer and master craftsman involved in the project says,

“The materials chosen were Australian woods and veneers revolving around a complimentary theme. The details on and within the cabinets were to take features of the Queen Victoria Building itself to create a connection between the display and the building. You can see such features in the chequered floor, arched windows, glass in the windows and pillared arch and columns on the facade.

One half of the calendar consists of predominantly Australian Red Cedar, along with Australian walnut, and Forest Red Gum, features of Gold Leaf, natural gemstones and crystal. The other side consists of predominantly Huon Pine, Birds Eye Maple, Silky Oak and Red Gum Burl along with features of Silver Leaf, natural gemstones and Crystal. As a master craftsman, I would like to feel the Calendar will capture the public’s imagination and create a sense of intrigue as to what lies behind the various numbered doors. The construction of both of the interiors has been done using traditional methods and incorporates many skill sets from veneer work, metal work, joinery, design, inlay, parquetry, gilding, French polishing, glass cutting and fine wood work. I would like the calendar to re-awaken the public’s appreciation of the natural unique precious materials found here in Australia with their beauty and wonderment to be seen through the calendar and the jewellery on display.”


  • Took over 18 months to design and build
  • Design is based on the unique QVB Romanesque Revival style
  • Mondial’s window display had to be re-built to accommodate the Christmas fixture
  • Includes Australian timbers, precious gemstones, gold, silver and crystal chandeliers
  • Every day, a new piece of exquisite jewellery will be revealed up until December 24
  • The total value of the Advent Calendar is over A$5million dollars
  • To our knowledge, it is the most expensive Advent Calendar in the world

Mondial Interviewed about Argyle Pink Diamonds on ABC

"Well obviously because we been selling Pinks for a very long time, the mine closing will have an impact because we won’t be getting the on-going supply as we have for the past 30 odd years. We’re not concerned about the closing of the mine though. We think the closure will make our stock holding that little bit more valuable. We’ve also already taken steps to modify the direction of our business in anticipation of less pinks becoming available."

When asked why they are so rare, Michael answered, "For starters, more than 90% of the world’s pink diamonds come from the Argyle mine in Western Australia. This is up in the remote Kimberly region of Australia. Pink diamonds are therefore phenomenally rare. To illustrate, a 1 carat pink diamond is similar in rarity to a 20 or 30 carat white diamond."

With regards to jewellery trends this year, Michael says that fancy shape white diamond jewellery with pink diamond embellishments would be a popular style. "If you take a look through our website, you’ll see a lot of gorgeous designs as well as beautiful pinks set in classic, timeless bands and pendants."

To view Australia’s largest range of Pink Diamonds, feel free to visit the Mondial boutique on the ground floor of the QVB Building in Sydney, or simply call (02) 9267 7974.

Hope Will Catch The Tears

In 2018/19 the members of Australia’s foremost jewellery association, Diamond Guild Australia, will be uniting in a fundraising initiative in support of our chosen charity Beyond Blue.

The Guild has created this exclusively designed limited edition pendant which we have entitled 'Hope will catch the Tears'; exclusively available for purchase through participating Guild member jewellers.

This initiative has been inspired to honour all those who find themselves touched personally or by association with a loved one, friend or colleague affected by mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression. Through this, our members also wish to honour one of one of our own, who impacted by tragic loss, now works to raise awareness and funding for mental health research and services.

This exclusive pendant has been created by Diamond Guild Australia as a very limited edition of 100. Each pendant has been proudly made in Australia and features a special Diamond Guild Australia hallmark and limited-edition number reflecting its unique significance.

Crafted in 18ct white and rose gold and featuring an arm of brilliant cut diamonds encompassing the centrepiece pear shape diamond, the pendant suspends from a fine white gold chain and is presented in a beautiful box with a certificate of authenticity.


A Unique Opportunity

By appointment only, every Saturday for the month of June, Robert will be available at Mondial in the QVB, exclusively for You. Rob will sit individually with Mondial clients, to speak with and advise about designing and creating your own unique piece or set of Bespoke, Mastercrafted jewellery to be made by Robert himself.

Award Winning 'Continuum' designed by Robert Opat.

Rob is one of Australia's most highly awarded Jewellers, having won both National and International competitions, as well as being exhibited at Kensington Palace in 2012 as part of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. He is also warm, charming, down to earth and simply an amazingly gifted jeweller.

If you are thinking of purchasing a piece of jewellery this year or have a special anniversary, birthday or event which you would like to commemorate, please take advantage of this unique opportunity and reserve an appointment with Robert on one of these days - June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, from 10am - 4pm only.

Please email your request for an appointrnent to or phone us directly on 02 92677974

Award Winning 'Four Seasons Cuff' designed by Robert Opat.

Largest Intense Emerald Cut Yellow Diamond Available at Mondial

The Intense Yellow Emerald Cut of outstanding VVS1 Purity, is the Largest Fancy Intense Argyle Diamond currently available. It bears an Inscription, Certification and Attestation from Argyle as to its Provenance and extreme Rarity.

‘Kimberley Golden Rose’
One of a Kind. An Historic 3.51ct, VVS1 Fancy Intense Yellow Argyle Diamond, paired with 2 Vivid Pink Argyle Hearts. Available to view at Diamond Guild Australia member,  Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier, QVB Building, Sydney.  +61 (0)2 9267 7974

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Award for 'Continuum'

Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier entered into two of the seven internationally recognised Award categories; in the Solitaire Category we entered the ‘Continuum’ ring and in the Fancy Colour Category we entered the audacious ‘Calla’ ring. Earlier this month when the finalists were announced we were delighted that both our pieces had made it.

At the end of August the panel of high profile judges, including Fashion doyenne Carla Zampatti and CEO of Good Design Australia Brandon Gien, gathered to judge entries from all over Australia. Each piece of jewellery was examined in detail and awarded scores on the basis of uniqueness, innovation, quality of workmanship, market appeal and design relevance. At the end of that process the finalists were determined and from those finalists Mondial ‘Continuum’ was announced as the 2015 Winner of the coveted Diamond Guild of Australia Award in the Solitaire Category.

Designed and created by Mondial’s Master Jeweller Robert Opat, ‘Continuum’ symbolises the smooth, deliberate and continuous energy, which comes from the Earth encapsulated in the infinity symbol. Entirely crafted by hand in 18ct Platinum/Palladium white gold, ‘Continuum’ features a round brilliant cut diamond of the finest quality.

Continuum is now on display and available for purchase from Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier QVB Boutique. For further details please call (02) 9267 7974 or email

A Flight of Fancy

Featuring seven hand set Australian Argyle Pink Diamonds, there are only 200 of these exclusive ingots available worldwide. Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier are pleased to be able to offer them to our friends and clients before the general public.

Crafted with precision by the Perth Mint, each ingot is 1oz of pure gold and individually numbered, presented in a keepsake box and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Australian and International collectors will undoubtedly act quickly on this rare offering, so if the ‘Flight of Fancy’ takes your fancy, please call (02) 9267 7974 or email to secure your ingot today.

2015 Kimberly Pink Diamond Sunset Coin

In far north Western Australia lies the stunning wilderness known as the Kimberley. This vast and complex outback region encompasses ancient gorges, waterfalls and cave systems, incredible rock formations, white sandy beaches, pockets of lush rainforest, and a wide variety of wildlife.

Famous for its spectacular sunsets which ignite the evening sky with vivid pink, orange, red, purple and blue hues, the Kimberley attracts visitors from every corner of the globe, who travel far and wide to experience the magic of one of Australia’s most stunning natural treasures.

The image of a boab tree lit up by the setting sun is synonymous with this region’s landscape. The iconic boab tree is a unique symbol of the area, with some growing to more than 1,500 years old. In the fading outback light, these majestic trees are truly something to behold.

Proof Quality 22-carat Pink Gold

Struck by The Perth Mint from 22-carat (91.67%) pink gold in proof quality, the coin contains 2oz of pure gold and an Argyle pink diamond of between 0.035 and 0.040 carats.

Stunning Argyle Pink Diamond Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a boab tree amid a Kimberley landscape at sunset. An Argyle pink diamond embedded near the horizon represents the setting sun. The design includes the inscription KIMBERLEY SUNSET, the 2015 year-date, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

Extremely Limited Issue

The Perth Mint will issue no more than 440 of the Kimberley Sunset 2015 2oz Pink Gold Proof High Relief Coin in this packaging, from a maximum mintage of 500.

Presentation Packaging

Each coin is housed in a black designer case, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Technical Specifications

Gold Content (Troy oz) 2
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 500
Fineness (% purity) 91.67 (8.33% Copper)
Argyle Pink Diamond (carat) 0.035 - 0.040
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 67.886
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.60
Maximum Mintage 500
Designer Tom Vaughan

To find out more, please contact us

'Retailer of the Year' Once Again for Mondial

Judged on customer service, sales results and marketing, the Neuman family, founders of Mondial, are delighted with the achievement and welcome the award alongside the recent JAA Lifetime Achievement Award.

 “It is very encouraging to see that centre management and our clients recognise our efforts and award us with this honour. As a business and a brand that has been established over 50 years, providing great customer service and jewellery of outstanding quality is at the core of everything we do and I believe is a reflection of who we are. Dealing with nice people, treating our customers with warmth and respectfulness is just how we operate. That combined with our longevity and expertise in the area of Pink and Natural Coloured diamonds may be what sets us apart from many of our competitors.” Says Michael Neuman, General Manager of Mondial

Renowned as pioneers in the world of pink and natural coloured diamonds, Mondial is a unique family business with clients all over the world. Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier boasts the most extensive collection of Australian Pink Diamonds and currently has on show the majestic “Charisse” Tender diamond recently exhibited at Kensington Palace as well as the only round red diamond from this years 30th Anniversary Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender. Located in Sydney with exclusive boutiques in The Strand and Queen Victoria Building, Mondial has an impeccable reputation for customer service, quality and expertise.