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Sep 09, 2019

Rio Tinto Launches Argyle Pink Everlastings™; Among Last Pink Diamond Offerings of Argyle Mine

Rio Tinto today announced the launch of its “Argyle Pink Everlastings™ Collection”, a new collection of rare pink diamonds that will be among the last from its Argyle diamond mine in the east Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The collection has been curated to showcase the full colour palette of Argyle pink diamonds, weighing 0.14 carats and below, the Company said in a statement.

Comprising 64 lots and weighing a total of 211.21 carats, the collection represents just two per cent of the Argyle pink diamond annual production. It is expected that less than 100 carats of the equivalent profile will be produced by the mine prior to closure in 2020. 

Jewellery historian Vivienne Becker said, “The Everlastings Collection™, representing one of the last offerings of its kind from the Argyle mine, will feed the unstoppable demand from designers and jewellers who appreciate the finite rarity of these beautiful gems.”

Every lot in the Argyle Pink Everlastings™ Collection is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Rio Tinto Copper & Diamonds vice president of sales and marketing, Alan Chirgwin said, “We are delighted to offer for the first time ever this unique collection of rare Argyle pink diamonds, destined to be in strong demand by the world’s finest jewellers.”

He added, “The accumulation of these diamonds from a certifiable source in various shapes, sizes and colours is the result of a painstaking endeavour, unlikely to be ever repeated.”

The Argyle Pink Everlastings™ Collection will be tendered alongside the annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender in Perth, Singapore, London and New York with bids closing on October 9, 2019, Rio Tinto said.

Pic caption: One of the lots from The Argyle Pink Everlastings™ Collection

Pic courtesy: Rio Tinto