Rio Tinto has launched its 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender with a preview in Copenhagen against the backdrop of a rare Argyle pink diamond jewelry exhibition. The 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender includes 63 pink, red and violet diamonds and represents the finest of a year’s production from Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia. The 2016 tender is called the 'Chroma Collection' because of the strength of color, and comprises 57 pink diamonds, two violet diamonds and four red diamonds with a total weight of 58.24 carats. The Argyle Violet, a 2.83 oval shaped violet diamond, is the centerpiece of the tender. It is the largest violet diamond ever recovered from the Argyle mine.

Rio Tinto Diamonds & Minerals chief executive Alan Davies said “The 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is an exceptional offering to the world’s most astute diamond collectors. The Chroma Collection is one of the finest we have ever seen across all rarity factors with an unprecedented spectrum of color, size and clarity. We are already seeing strong global interest from established and emerging markets.” Following the Copenhagen exclusive preview, the 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender will be showcased during invitation-only viewings in Hong Kong, New York and Perth and bids will close on October 12.

Source: The Diamond Loupe