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Rio Tinto Showcases Its Largest Fancy Red Diamond in Asia
Headlining the 2018 collection of 63 pink, red and violet diamonds is The Argyle Muse™, a 2.28 carat polished oval diamond, the largest purplish red diamond ever offered at Tender.
By: Diamond World News Service
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Sep 15 2018 3:52PM
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Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is being showcased to connoisseurs and collectors from across Asia in Hong Kong. Headlining the 2018 collection of 63 pink, red and violet diamonds is The Argyle Muse™, a 2.28 carat polished oval diamond, the largest purplish red diamond ever offered at Tender. With an unrivalled potency of colour The Argyle Muse™ will be keenly sought after by collectors and connoisseurs from Asia where the colour red is highly symbolic. To add to its rarity The Argyle Muse™ originated from a 7.51 carat rough diamond that yielded a second purplish red diamond for inclusion in the 2018 Tender (Lot number 9).

Rio Tinto Diamonds global marketing director Josephine Johnson said “We are delighted to be in Hong Kong with this highly sought after collection of rare pink, red and violet diamonds. We have seen, and continue to see, strong demand in the Asia market for these rare diamonds and an appreciation of their value as works of art and great beauty.”

Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine in the far north of Western Australia produces virtually the worl d’s entire supply of pink, red and violet diamonds. The 2018 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender themed ‘Magnificent Argyle’ in honour of Argyle’s role in charting the history of the world’s most coveted diamonds. The 63 diamonds in the Tender weigh a total of 51.48 carats – including five Fancy Red diamonds, two Purplish Red diamonds and three Violet diamonds.

The 2018 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender collection comprises six ‘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:

Lot 1: Argyle Muse™, 2.28 carat oval shaped  Fancy Purplish Red diamond

Lot 2: Argyle Alpha™, 3.14 carat emerald shaped Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond

Lot 3: Argyle Maestro™, 1.29 carat square radiant shaped  Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond

Lot 4: Argyle Alchemy™, 1.57 carat princess shaped Fancy Dark Gray-Violet diamond

Lot 5: Argyle Odyssey™, 2.08 carat round brilliant shaped Fancy Intense Pink diamond

Lot 6 : Argyle Mira™, 1.12 carat radiant shaped Fancy Red diamond

The 2018 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender will travel to New York after Hong Kong with bids closing on 10 October 2017.

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