Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine is set to showcase its rare blue diamonds to the world in a unique sale known as the "Once in a Blue Moon" collection. While the Argyle Diamond Mine is well-known for producing rare pink and champagne diamonds, it is a lesser-known fact that it produces other colors such as rare blue diamonds.
The “Once in a Blue Moon” collection comprises a range of premium and commercial diamonds, and features single cuts, a number of matching pairs and a selection of smaller diamonds. Josephine Archer, sales and marketing manager for Argyle Pink Diamonds, says of this rare offering, “We are excited to showcase our first-ever collection of precious blue and violet Argyle diamonds, sourced from several years of production at the mine. It is an enchanting collection that will appeal to connoisseurs and collectors alike.”
With only ten years of production left from the Argyle mine, and only a sporadic occurrence of blue diamonds, this collection is likely to attract considerable attention, both within Australia and overseas. It is a closed tender and will be showcased in Perth, Hong Kong and Tokyo, prior to bids closing on April 8.