Pink Argyle Diamond, Kununurra, WA
Nothing says prestige and romance like diamonds and pearls, both produced in Western Australia's Kimberley. Shop for South Sea pearls in Broome, the beach town with a pearling history stretching back to Aboriginal owners. Travel from Kununurra to the vast Argyle Diamond Mine, where most of the world's rare pink diamonds are extracted. Along the way, experience the Kimberley's landscapes, as precious and enduring as the gems themselves.
Sitting at the gateway to the Kimberley, Broome is Australia's pearling capital. Aboriginal people were collecting and trading pearl shell here for hundreds of years before Europeans arrived. The new settlers were quick to capitalise on the pearl riches, and by 1910 the booming industry drew Asian pearl drivers in their droves.