Rio Tinto’s Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is on display in London as part of its global exhibition of rare pink, red and violet diamonds.
It also celebrates the launch of its new partnership with UK jeweler, Boodles, the 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is in London for the first time since Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
The 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is made up of 57 pink diamonds, two violet diamonds and four red diamonds and weighs a total of 58.24 carats. The Argyle Violet, a 2.83 oval shaped violet diamond, is the centrepiece of the 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender.
It is the largest violet diamond ever recovered from the Argyle mine, the only source of hydrogen-rich violet diamonds in the world. Violet diamonds are extremely rare – with just 12 carats of polished diamonds coming from the Argyle mine and included in the iconic Tender over 32 years.
Following the London showcase, The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender will return to Perth, with bids for the stones closing on October 12.