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Rio Tinto’s rare pink, red and violet diamonds showcased in Hong Kong Fair

16 september 2016
Rio Tinto’s spectacular 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is being showcased in Hong Kong against the backdrop of the annual Hong Kong Watch and Jewellery Fair, says a release from the company.
The 2016 Tender collection is an unprecedented spectrum of colour, size and clarity, a truly magnificent collection of 63 one of a kind diamonds. The centrepiece of the collection, The Argyle Violet, is the largest violet diamond unearthed from the Argyle mine and the largest diamond in the 2016 Tender.
Rio Tinto Copper & Diamonds chief executive Arnaud Soirat said “We are delighted to present the 32nd annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender in Hong Kong, the pinnacle of the Argyle pink diamond offering, showcasing a truly rare product with an extraordinary provenance.”
The 2016 Tender, named the “Chroma Collection” because of its potency of colour, comprises 57 pink diamonds, two violet diamonds and four red diamonds and weighs a total of 58.24 carats. The collection comprises five “hero” diamonds selected for their unique beauty and named to ensure there is a permanent record of their contribution to the history of the world’s most important diamonds.
Argyle Pink Diamonds manager Josephine Johnson said “The beauty and ever increasing rarity of the Argyle pink diamonds continues to drive global demand from those in search of the incomparable.”

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished