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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us directly on 02 92677974
Award Winning 'Four Seasons Cuff' designed by Robert Opat.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your ingot today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each coin is housed in a black designer case, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
|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|
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.
Last week, we chatted with Michael Neuman about why he believes a particular pink diamond 'Magenta' from the Mondial collection is the best round pink diamond currently available for sale in Australia (and possibly the world).
To answer this, Michael first points out some pink diamond “facts”
When looking at the past 5 Argyle Pink Diamond Tenders (2009-2013), there were 268 rare pink diamonds offered. Of these, only 13 individual diamonds were the most valuable shape (round) and the rarest and most precious colour grade, 1PP/Red (from Argyle) or Vivid/Red/Purplish Red (from the G.I.A.).
The highest clarity grade of the 13 diamonds in this select group was SI1 and only 1 diamond was awarded that – this remarkable Pink named 'Magenta' from the Mondial collection.
Mondial presents (drum roll please)….the one, the only, the incomparable, Lot number 9 (Mondial Magenta) from the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender of 2011.
Set as part of a beautiful piece of jewellery, or simply to own as a treasured family heirloom, please speak with the team at Mondial about how you can take this amazing diamond home. Mondial believe this pink is one of the best 1PP rounds to be offered in the last 20 years.
* Please note images not to scale.
The extremely popular 'Valentines Day' competition was run in conjunction with The Queen Victoria Building and asked the question “What will you give the one you most Adore?” Emma and Stephanie’s answers were chosen from hundreds of great responses. Michael Neuman from Mondial said ‘We were overwhelmed with the amount of creative entries. It was hard to just pick two winners.’
The limited edition (only 50 will ever be made) ‘Adore’nament ring showcases either a pink or white diamond set in an 18ct Gold heart ‘Adore’nament and band. Both ladies were excited to pick up their prizes this week. The staff at Mondial would like to thank all of the entrants for their interest in this unique adore ring design and wish all the best to the deserving winners Emma and Stephanie. To keep informed of Mondial's latest news and competitions, please keep in contact via this Latest News section on our website or Facebook www.facebook.com/mondialpinkdiamond
For enquiries or to purchase your own ‘Adore’nament ring, Contact Us.
Main Image: Emma receiving her ring from Jacob Neuman at Mondial’s QVB store.
Below: Stephanie collecting her prize from Michael Neuman at Mondial’s QVB store.
A rare pink diamond is the ultimate limited edition. The most sought-after pink diamonds in the world fetch prices of up to 50 times higher than white diamonds. Each one might be the size of a pea – the largest ones rarely exceed two carats – but they regularly top $1million a carat. These tiny objects of beauty – and of nature – have a history of defying the recession. In 2010, diamond mogul Laurence Graff bought a pink diamond at Sotheby’s for a staggering $45.6million, breaking all previous records for a gem sold at auction.
Read about Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier in the Winter 2012/13 edition of INLondon magazine.