Rio Tinto has launched a new collection of rare pink diamonds from its Argyle diamond mine in the east Kimberley region of Western Australia. Known as the “Argyle Pink Everlastings Collection”, this offering has been curated to showcase the full color palette of Argyle pink diamonds, weighing 0.14 carats and below. The Collection comprises 64 lots and weighing a total of 211.21carats. It is expected that less than 100 carats of the equivalent profile will be produced by the mine prior to closure in 2020, emphasizing "the finite raity of these beautiful gems.”
“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,” said Rio Tinto Copper & Diamonds vice president of sales and marketing Mr Alan Chirgwin. “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 jewelers." 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 9 October 2019.