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Kimberley yellow diamonds at Linneys

12/06/2007 - 22:00

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Kimberley yellow diamonds at Linneys

KIMBERLEY Diamond Company executive chairman, Miles Kennedy, and jeweller Alan Linney are poles apart. Mr Kennedy is a mining man weathered by years in the outback exploring Western Australia for diamonds. Mr Linney, on the other hand, makes frequent appearances in the city’s social pages. Always impeccably dressed, his pearl creations often adorn many of the guests at whichever event his picture was snapped. But the very different worlds of the two Perth businessmen have collided, with Mr Linney recently purchasing some yellow diamonds extracted from Kimberly Diamond’s Ellendale mine. Mr Linney believes the rarity and special colour of the diamonds make them some of the world’s most precious gems. Kimberley Diamond Co began mining diamonds from its mine in the West Kimberly regions of WA in 2002 and anticipates opening a second mining and production centre to underpin an increase in diamond production to more than 500,000 carats per annum, which it claims would cement its position as a leading independent diamond producer. The yellow diamond collection is available for view at Linneys’ Subiaco store.

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