''IT'S glamorous and pretentious, and billions of years old,'' says the co-director of jeweller Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier, Michael Neuman. ''Everything you want in a diamond.''
Mining giant Rio Tinto said it has unearthed a 'remarkable' 12.76 carat pink diamond in Australia, the largest of the rare and precious stones ever found in the resources-rich nation.
Gina Rinehart, the mining heiress and media investor, is the fourth-richest person in the Asia-Pacific region, with a net worth of $19 billion.
Tom Allard, Stuart Washington Clive Palmer's assets, both personal and in financial terms, are the topic of much debate.
Pink diamonds can sell for $US1 million-per-carat.
The winners of the 2009 Australian Institute of Architects state and territory architecture awards.