Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Rio Tinto 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender

Rio Tinto’s 2016 Pink Diamonds Tender comprised 63 rare pink, red and violet diamonds. Known as The Chroma Collection, tender achieved the highest average price per carat since the tender began in 1984. The Argyle Violet was secured by L.J. West Diamonds Inc, which showcased the historic diamond at the Diamonds: Rare Brilliance exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in December 2016. The Rinto Tinto Argle mine is now shuttered.
Rio Tinto’s 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender was launched during at a world exclusive preview in Copenhagen. The “Chroma Collection” included 57 pink diamonds, two violet diamonds and four red diamonds with a total weight of 58.24 carats.

The Argyle Violet
The Argyle Violet, a 2.83 oval violet diamond, is the centerpiece. It is the largest violet diamond ever recovered from the Argyle mine. Violet diamonds are extremely rare – with just 12 carats of polished diamonds coming from the Argyle mine over 32 years.
The rough gem originally weighed 9.17 carats and had etchings, pits and crevices. The Argyle Violet was polished down to a 2.83 carat, oval-shaped diamond.

Ultra™ 1.11 carat pear shaped violet diamond
Pink, blue and red diamonds are seen as investments that have performed extremely well.

Wealthy buyers in volatile economies view rare, colored diamonds as a hedge against economic uncertainty.

Argyle Aria™, 1.09 carat oval shaped Fancy Red diamond

Viva™ 1.21 carat pear shaped Vivid purple pink diamond

Thea™ 2.24 carat radiant cut Vivid purplish pink
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