Rio Tinto has appointed UK luxury jeweler, Boodles, as a Select Atelier for Argyle Pink Diamonds. Josephine Johnson, manager of Argyle Pink Diamonds said, "Boodles are an exciting British fine jeweler with over two centuries of heritage, who continue to deliver contemporary and beautifully crafted designs with the finest of fancy colored diamonds. We are delighted to welcome them as an Argyle Pink Diamonds Select Atelier.” Boodles joins a group of master craftsman and luxury jewelers selected to create jewelry set with Argyle pink diamonds. Established in 1798, Boodles is a sixth generation family business.
The official launch of Boodles as an Argyle Pink Diamonds Select Atelier will take place in October when the 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is showcased in London for the first time in four years. The 2016 Tender, named the 'Chroma Collection', because of its strong color, comprises 57 pink diamonds, two violet diamonds and four red diamonds and weighs a total of 58.24 carats.