Rio Tinto's final Argyle diamonds Tender!
The 2021 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender will be the last collection of this renowned mine will offer to the World by Rio Tinto since mining ceased at Argyle on 3 November, 2020 and the 2021 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is the final collection of the rarest diamonds from the final year of Argyle operations.
it will also be the tender that will host a record number of diamonds larger then one carat.
comprising 70 diamonds weighing 81.63 carats, it will be leaded by Lot Number 1, The Argyle Eclipse, a 3.47 carat Fancy intense pink diamond.
This tender colleciton is titled as The Journey Beyond, taking its reference from the 1.5-billion-year journey from creation to discovery and their remarkable impact on world diamond and jewellery history.
The Tender 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, including the Argyle Eclipse,
the Argyle Stella, a 1.79 ct square radiant shaped fancy vivid purplish pink diamond,
the Argyle Lumiere, a 2.03 ct square radiant shaped fancy deep pink diamond,
the Argyle Solaris, a 2.05 ct radiant shaped fancy intense pink diamond,
and the Argyle Bohème, a 1.01 ct, radiant shaped fancy red diamond.
Also offered alongside the 2021 annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender are 41 lots of carefully curated Argyle blue diamonds, weighing 24.88 carats in total. Titled Once in a Blue Moon, these are the very last blue and violet diamonds to emerge from the Argyle mine.
The 2021 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender will be showcased in Perth, Antwerp, Singapore and Sydney, subject to COVID-19 protocols. Bids close on September 1, 2021.