Friday, 20 January 2017

Rio Tinto Pink Diamond Jewelry in Japan

The Argyle pink diamond is one of the world’s rarest diamonds. Nearly a third of Argyle pink diamonds are sold in Japan, making up over a quarter of the pink diamonds world market. In Japan they are seen as synonymous with romance.

In 2015 Rio Tinto paired with bridal house Hatsuko Endo to create a shoulder brooch that took Japanese jeweler Kashikey two years to craft. It features 26 carats of diamonds of graduating colors, set into a wisteria pattern.
Guests at the showcase got a glimpse of the Argyle pink diamond tiara, which is composed of nearly 180 Argyle pink diamonds totaling 20 carats.

Argyle Spectre™ — A 1.93-carat fancy vivid purplish pink shield-shaped diamond.
Ultra-Rare Fancy Red Diamonds were among Five ‘Hero’ Diamonds Unveiled by Rio Tinto at the 2015 Tender. The 2015 Tender, known as the “Connoisseur’s Collection,” comprised 65 diamonds weighing a total of 44.14 carats.

The diamonds come from Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine in Western Australia, and represent the company’s absolute best red and pink gems from its yearly production.

Argyle Prima™ — A 1.20-carat fancy red pear-shaped diamond.
The finest quality fancy red diamonds can easily sell for $1 million or more per carat.

“This collection is one of the most beautiful in the history of the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender,” said Rio Tinto Diamonds & Minerals chief executive Alan Davies. “The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is testament to this extraordinary mine that continues to produce the world’s most-sought-after gems.”

Argyle Aurora™ — A 1.47-carat fancy red oval-shaped diamond
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