Ar­gyle Pink Ten­der In­cludes Four Fancy Red Di­a­monds

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Rio Tinto’s iconic Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds Ten­der 2014 was un­veiled dur­ing a world ex­clu­sive pre­view in Syd­ney in Au­gust, with the col­lec­tion boast­ing of four rare fancy red di­a­monds. The 2014 Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds Ten­der col­lec­tion com­prises 55 di­a­monds, in­clud­ing 51 pink and pur­plish red di­a­monds and four fancy red di­a­monds.

The ten­der is ex­pected to at­tract global de­mand with the in­clu­sion of the best Ar­gyle pink di­a­monds and the four rare fancy red di­a­monds – tak­ing the to­tal to just 13 fancy red di­a­monds that have been in­cluded in the an­nual ten­der dur­ing the last 30 years.

The hero of the 2014 col­lec­tion is a spec­tac­u­lar 1.21-carat, ra­di­ant-cut, fancy red di­a­mond named Ar­gyle Car­di­nal after a small red north­ern Amer­i­can bird.

Rio Tinto Di­a­monds man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Jean-Marc Lieber­herr said, “Decades ago, no one would have be­lieved that Aus­tralia held the se­cret of di­a­monds, let alone vir­tu­ally the world’s en­tire source of rare pink and red di­a­monds. The pin­na­cle of the pro­duc­tion from Rio Tinto’s Ar­gyle mine, the an­nual pink ten­der di­a­monds are now cel­e­brated in­ter­na­tion­ally as amongst the rarest and most valu­able di­a­monds in the world. We have seen and con­tinue to see sus­tained de­mand and price growth for Ar­gyle pink di­a­monds.”

Other di­a­monds head­lin­ing the 2014 col­lec­tion – and in keep­ing with the theme of rare and beau­ti­ful birds from around the world – in­clude the Ar­gyle Rosette, a 2.17-carat fancy in­tense pur­ple-pink emer­ald cut di­a­mond and the Ar­gyle Toki, a 1.59-carat fancy in­tense pur­plish pink, emer­ald-cut di­a­mond.

Later in the week, Rio Tinto cel­e­brated the 30th an­niver­sary of the Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds Ten­der with a The Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds 2014 ten­der col­lec­tion fea­tures four rare GIA-graded fancy red di­a­monds, in­clud­ing Ar­gyle Car­di­nal, a 1.21-carat, ra­di­ant-cut di­a­mond (sec­ond from left). limited edi­tion pink di­a­mond en­crusted feather pen­dant, the Ar­gyle Pink Plume. Un­veiled in Syd­ney at an ex­clu­sive event in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Vogue Aus­tralia, the Ar­gyle Pink Plume is set with over 1 carat of nat­u­ral and eth­i­cally sourced Ar­gyle pink di­a­monds.

The limited col­lec­tion of 100 pen­dants is laser-in­scribed and num­bered from ‘1 to 100’ and is ac­com­pa­nied by a cer­tifi­cate of authentici­ty and a be­spoke box.

Josephine John­son, man­ager of Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds, said, “The Ar­gyle Pink Plume is a cel­e­bra­tion of 30 spe­cial years and speaks to the rar­ity, beauty and ex­tra­or­di­nary prove­nance of Ar­gyle pink di­a­monds. The pen­dant is both an ex­quis­ite piece of jew­ellery for to­day, and an heir­loom for to­mor­row.”

The pen­dant will be avail­able through Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­monds’ global net­work of trusted re­tail­ers, known as Ar­gyle Pink Di­a­mond Se­lect Ate­liers, from Novem­ber 2014.

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