|The Argyle pink diamond is one of the world’s rarest diamonds. Nearly a third of Argyle pink diamonds are sold in Japan, making up over a quarter of the pink diamonds world market. In Japan they are seen as synonymous with romance.|
In 2015 Rio Tinto paired with bridal house Hatsuko Endo to create a shoulder brooch that took Japanese jeweler Kashikey two years to craft. It features 26 carats of diamonds of graduating colors, set into a wisteria pattern.
|Guests at the showcase got a glimpse of the Argyle pink diamond tiara, which is composed of nearly 180 Argyle pink diamonds totaling 20 carats.|
Argyle Spectre™ — A 1.93-carat fancy vivid purplish pink shield-shaped diamond.
|Ultra-Rare Fancy Red Diamonds were among Five ‘Hero’ Diamonds Unveiled by Rio Tinto at the 2015 Tender. The 2015 Tender, known as the “Connoisseur’s Collection,” comprised 65 diamonds weighing a total of 44.14 carats. |
The diamonds come from Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine in Western Australia, and represent the company’s absolute best red and pink gems from its yearly production.
Argyle Prima™ — A 1.20-carat fancy red pear-shaped diamond.
|The finest quality fancy red diamonds can easily sell for $1 million or more per carat.|
“This collection is one of the most beautiful in the history of the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender,” said Rio Tinto Diamonds & Minerals chief executive Alan Davies. “The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is testament to this extraordinary mine that continues to produce the world’s most-sought-after gems.”
Argyle Aurora™ — A 1.47-carat fancy red oval-shaped diamond