Saturday, 23 March 2019

2017 Rio Tinto Pink Diamond Tender

The 2.11-carat radiant-cut fancy red Argyle Everglow
Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine Tender for 2017 appeared in New York in front of a selected group of collectors and connoisseurs. The star was the Argyle Everglow, a 2.11 carat polished radiant cut GIA diamond with a grade of Fancy Red VS2. It is the biggest Fancy Red diamond to ever come from Argyle. In the 33-year history of the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender there have been less than 20 carats of Fancy Red certified diamonds sold.

In total, there ware 58 diamonds in the 2017 Tender weighing a total of 49.39 carats. Among them, there were four Fancy Red diamonds, four Purplish Red diamonds, two Violet diamonds, and one Blue diamond. The rest are pink. The 2017 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender closed on 11 October 2017. Other “hero” stones in 2017 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender;

--The Argyle Isla, a 1.14-carat fancy red radiant;
--The Argyle Avaline, a 2.42-carat fancy purple-pink cushion;
--The Argyle Kalina, a 1.50-carat fancy deep pink oval; and
--The Argyle Liberté, a 0.91-carat fancy deep gray-violet radiant-cut diamond.

The Argyle Liberté, a 0.91-carat radiant-shaped fancy deep gray-violet diamond

Radiant-cut fancy red diamond, the 1.14-carat Argyle Isla

Argyle Avaline, a 2.42-carat cushion fancy purple-pink

1.50-carat oval-shaped fancy deep pink diamond, the Argyle Kalina

“Argyle Allegro Red Roses” earrings from the Nicholas Sparks Collection are 1.37 carats each, and the pair together contain nearly 10 carats of red diamonds with pink melee, all set in platinum.

The 2.83-carat Argyle Violet diamond purchased from last year’s tender