Mining stopped at Argyle on 3 November, 2020 and the 2021 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is the last collection of the most extraordinary precious stones from the last year of Argyle activities.
The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, a yearly greeting just occasion for as long as 38 years, is generally viewed as the most expected precious stone deal on the planet, displaying the zenith of Argyle’s production to an exclusive group of collectors, diamond connoisseurs and luxury jewellery houses.
CEO of Rio Tinto Minerals, Sinead Kaufman said,”I am enchanted to dispatch this memorable collection of exceptional precious stones, a demonstration of the stunning Argyle metal body and the people who have endeavored to put up these jewels for sale to the public.”
Containing 70 precious stones weighing 81.63 carats, the 2021 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender has a record number of jewels bigger than one carat. The collection is featured with Lot Number 1, Argyle Eclipse™, a 3.47 carat jewel that is the biggest Fancy Intense Pink diamond at any point offered at the Tender.
Patrick Coppens, General supervisor of Sales and Marketing for Rio Tinto’s precious stones business who has been included since the commencement of the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender said “The Argyle pink diamond story has continued to enthral throughout the years following the remarkable discovery of the Argyle mine in 1979. The final Tender collection of these beyond rare diamonds will be keenly sought after as heritage gemstones of the future, coveted by collectors and connoisseurs from around the world.”
Named The Journey Beyond, the 2021 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender takes its reference from the 1.5 long term venture from creation to revelation and their astounding effect on the world precious stone and gems history. The Tender collection includes five ‘hero’ jewels chose for their novel excellence and named to guarantee there is a lasting record of their commitment to the historical backdrop of the world’s most significant diamonds:
Lot 1: Argyle Eclipse™, 3.47 carat, radiant shaped Fancy Intense Pink diamond
Lot 2: Argyle Stella™ 1.79 carat, square radiant shaped Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond
Lot 3: Argyle Lumiere™ 2.03 carat, square radiant shaped Fancy Deep Pink diamond
Lot 4: Argyle Solaris™ 2.05 carat, radiant shaped Fancy Intense Pink diamond
Lot 5: Argyle Bohème™ 1.01 carat, radiant shaped Fancy Red diamond
Additionally offered close by the 2021 yearly Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender are 41 bunches of cautiously curated Argyle blue jewels, weighing 24.88 carats altogether. Named Once in a Blue Moon, these are the absolute last blue and violet precious stones to emege from the Argyle mine.
Named Once in a Blue Moon, these are the absolute last blue and violet precious stones to rise out of the Argyle mine.
Gems history specialist Vivienne Becker said,“this final epoch making offering of pink, red and blue diamonds encapsulates the near-impossible rarity and compelling beauty of the natural treasures gifted to the world by the east Kimberley region of Western Australia. Over the near four decade life span of the Argyle mine, Rio Tinto has built a unique diamond brand of integrity and authenticity, an Australian icon and source of national pride, now recognised and asked for, by name, across the globe.”
The 2021 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender will be displayed in Perth, Antwerp, Singapore and Sydney, subject to COVID-19 conventions. Bids close on September 1, 2021.
Article Courtesy- DiamondWorld.net