2020 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender
30 October 2020
An era never to be repeated…
The Argyle Pink Diamonds 2020 Tender, One Lifetime, One Encounter celebrates the indelible yet fleeting existence of the Argyle mine and the infinite beauty of it’s rosy riches. After almost four decades as an icon of the diamond world, 2020 sees the sun set on the Argyle mine and it’s treasure trove of brilliant hues. Even in its twilight moment, the striking majesty of Australia’s East Kimberley continues to unveil exquisite flourishes of pink, red and blue diamonds.
A collection of the rarest diamonds from a year’s production from the Argyle mine, the 2020 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is headlined with Lot Number 1, the largest Fancy Vivid round brilliant diamond ever offered at the Tender. The 2.24 carat Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond known as Argyle Eternity™ is part of the historic collection comprising 62 diamonds weighing 57.23 carats.
Rio Tinto chief executive of Copper and Diamonds, Arnaud Soirat said “Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine is the first and only ongoing source of rare pink, red and violet diamonds in the world. We have seen, and continue to see, strong demand for these highly coveted diamonds, which together with extremely limited global supply, supports the significant value appreciation for Argyle pink diamonds.”
Titled One Lifetime, One Encounter, the 2020 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender takes its reference from the closure of the iconic mine at the end of 2020, after almost four decades of production.
Patrick Coppens, General Manager of Sales and Marketing for Rio Tinto’s diamonds business said
“The Argyle pink diamond story has continued to enthral throughout the years following the remarkable discovery of the Argyle mine in 1979. The 2020 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is a collection of rare earthly treasures, intricate works of art and with a potency of colour that will be keenly sought after by collectors and connoisseurs from around the world.”
The 2020 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 Eternity™, 2.24 carat round brilliant Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond
Lot 2: Argyle Ethereal™, 2.45 carat square radiant shaped Fancy Intense Purple-Pink diamond
Lot 3: Argyle Sakura™, 1.84 carat pear shaped Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond
Lot 4: Argyle Emrys™, 0.43 carat princess shaped Fancy Deep Grayish Violetish Blue diamond
Lot 5: Argyle Skylar™, 0.33 carat heart shaped Fancy Dark Gray-Violet diamond
Lot 6: Argyle Infinité™, 0.70 carat oval shaped Fancy Dark Violet-Gray diamond
As an Argyle pink diamond Select Atelier, Rohan Jewellers is proud to have access to this very special collection. To view our pink diamond collection or learn more about the 2020 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, we invite you to meet with Rohan by appointment by contacting us at [email protected] or 08 9242 1155.