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Didier Giard: Stiff competition among the diamantaires is one of the factors of the price war

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Rio Tinto dazzles New York with its rare red and pink diamonds

04 october 2019

Rio Tinto has showcased in New York the 2019 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, its annual collection of the rarest pink and red diamonds in the world, titled “The Quest for the Absolute”.  
The 64 diamond collection, including three Fancy Red diamonds and weighing 56.28 carats in total, make up the 2019 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender.  

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Image credit: Rio Tinto


Rio Tinto Copper & Diamonds vice president of sales and marketing Alan Chirgwin said “It is 40 years since the discovery of Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine and it remains the first and only ongoing source of rare pink diamonds in the world, in history. With the lifecycle of this extraordinary mine approaching its end, we have seen and continue to see, an unstoppable demand and strong value appreciation for these truly limited edition diamonds.” 
Rio Tinto is also showcasing in New York its Argyle Pink Everlastings™ Collection, a beautiful offering that has been curated to showcase the full colour palette of Argyle pink diamonds, weighing 0.14 carats and below. 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, Rio Tinto says.
The Argyle Pink Everlastings™ Collection will be tendered alongside the 2019 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender with bids closing on 9 October 2019. 

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau