Rio Tinto Un­veils Its Largest Red Di­a­mond At Aus­tralian Pre­view

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Rio Tinto un­veiled the largest fancy red di­a­mond in the his­tory of its Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds Ten­der dur­ing its Aus­tralian pre­view.

Rio Tinto chief ex­ec­u­tive Jean-Sébastien Jacques show­cased The Ar­gyle Ever­glow™ (seen here) at the first Aus­tralian view­ing of the 2017 Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds Ten­der at a spe­cial pre­view in Perth.

Jacques said, “The mar­ket fun­da­men­tals for pink di­a­monds re­main ro­bust. The com­bi­na­tion of healthy de­mand and ex­tremely limited sup­ply con­tin­ues to sup­port sig­nif­i­cant value ap­pre­ci­a­tion for pink di­a­monds. This year’s Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds Ten­der is an ex­cep­tional of­fer­ing of the world’s most cov­eted di­a­monds. At more than a bil­lion years old, each Ar­gyle pink di­a­mond is a fluke of na­ture, com­mand­ing the at­ten­tion of in­vestors, col­lec­tors and di­a­mond con­nois­seurs across the world.”

The Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds Ten­der is the an­nual show­case of the rarest di­a­monds from Rio Tinto’s Ar­gyle mine.

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 Ar­gyle Ever­glow™, a 2.11-carat pol­ished ra­di­ant-cut di­a­mond, is the cen­tre­piece of the 2017 Ten­der.

The col­lec­tion com­prises five ‘hero’ di­a­monds, in­clud­ing The Ar­gyle Ever­glow™, 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 is be­ing show­cased in Perth, Hong Kong and New York with bids clos­ing on 11 Oc­to­ber 2017.

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