Rio Tinto Re­veals Its Largest Red Di­a­mond In New York

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Rio Tinto has un­veiled the largest fancy red di­a­mond in the his­tory of its Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds Ten­der, dur­ing a world ex­clu­sive pre­view in New York. The 2.11-carat polished ra­di­ant cut di­a­mond, known as The Ar­gyle Ever­glow™, is the daz­zling cen­tre­piece of the 2017 Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds Ten­der – an an­nual show­case of the rarest di­a­monds from Rio Tinto’s Ar­gyle mine.

Rio Tinto Cop­per & Di­a­monds chief ex­ec­u­tive Ar­naud Soirat said, “We are de­lighted to an­nounce this his­toric di­a­mond at our Ten­der pre­view, a tes­ta­ment to the unique Ar­gyle ore-body that con­tin­ues to pro­duce the world’s rarest gems.”

Un­prece­dented in size, colour and clar­ity, the Ar­gyle Ever­glow™ has been as­sessed by the Ge­mo­log­i­cal In­sti­tute of Amer­ica (GIA) as a no­table di­a­mond with a grade of fancy red VS2.

In the 33-year his­tory of the Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds Ten­der there have been less than 20 carats of fancy red cer­ti­fied di­a­monds sold.

Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds man­ager Josephine John­son added, “The Ar­gyle Ever­glow™ rep­re­sents rar­ity within rar­ity and will drive global de­mand from col­lec­tors and con­nois­seurs in search of the in­com­pa­ra­ble.”

The 2017 Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds Ten­der is named ‘Cus­to­di­ans of Rare Beauty’ in hon­our of its rich prove­nance and honourable pedi­gree. The 58 di­a­monds in the Ten­der weigh a to­tal of 49.39 carats – in­clud­ing four fancy red di­a­monds, four pur­plish red di­a­monds, two vi­o­let di­a­monds, and one blue di­a­mond.

The col­lec­tion com­prises five “hero” di­a­monds se­lected for their unique beauty and named to en­sure there is a per­ma­nent record of their con­tri­bu­tion to the his­tory of the world’s most im­por­tant di­a­monds: Lot 1: Ar­gyle Ever­glow™, 2.11-carat, ra­di­ant shaped, fancy red di­a­mond Lot 2: Ar­gyle Isla™, 1.14-carat, ra­di­ant shaped, fancy red di­a­mond Lot 3: Ar­gyle Ava­line™, 2.42-carat, cush­ion shaped, fancy pur­ple-pink di­a­mond Lot 4: Ar­gyle Kalina™, 1.50-carat, oval shaped, fancy deep pink di­a­mond Lot 5: Ar­gyle Lib­erté™, 0.91-carat, ra­di­ant shaped, fancy deep grey-vi­o­let di­a­mond

The 2017 Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds Ten­der will be show­cased in New York, Hong Kong and Perth with bids clos­ing on Oc­to­ber 11th 2017.

(From left) The Ar­gyle Kalina™ (1.50 carats), the Ar­gyle Ava­line™ (2.42 carats), the Ar­gyle Ever­glow™ (2.11 carats), the Ar­gyle Isla™ (1.14 carats), and the Ar­gyle Lib­erté™ (0.91 carat).

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