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Leibish Buys 16 Diamonds at 2020 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender

The Israeli-based jeweler bought a fourth of the lots offered
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Credit: Rio Tinto

Leibish Polnaur, founder and owner of Israel-based jeweler Leibish & Co., bought 16 of the 62 diamonds offered at the recently concluded Rio Tinto’s 2020 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, according to IDEX Online.


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Credit: Rio Tinto


Polnaur is quoted as saying that asking prices were 15% higher than last year so he upped his bids by “20% and more”. Polnaur named his cache the Pink Sunset Collection “in homage to Argyle’s last days”. The highlight of his purchase is the Argyle Sakura, a 1.84 carat pear-shaped fancy vivid purplish pink stone.


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Credit: Rio Tinto


According to Rio Tinto, its 2020 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender delivered “a record result”, achieving a “double digit price growth and a record number of participants with successful bidders from eight countries”. The highlight of the lot was a 2.24-carat stone named Argyle Eternity™ – the most valuable Fancy Vivid diamond in the Tender’s 37 year history. It was sold to Hong Kong fancy coloured diamond specialist, Kunming Diamonds.

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