Monday, 25 September 2017

Argyle Tender Hits the Big Apple

New York’s most exclusive invite is so hush-hush attendees didn’t even know where to go until Monday morning. That’s when mining powerhouse Rio Tinto disclosed the Midtown hotel location of its 2017 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender — a collection of 58 diamonds weighing 49.39 carats — for viewing later the same day.
The star is the fabulous “Argyle Everglow”. It is a certified Fancy Red of 2.11 carats that Rio Tinto touts as “unprecedented in size, color and clarity.” It might fetch over $10 million, although we’ll never know. Bids are sealed, and Rio Tinto never reveals what the winners pay.