The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender Makes Final Showing in Antwerp
The 2021 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender – the final collection of the rarest diamonds from the final year of Argyle operations – is now showcasing in Antwerp one last time, Diamond World reports. Bids close on October 4, 2021.
Patrick Coppens, General manager of Sales and Marketing for Rio Tinto’s diamonds business, commented: “The first Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender was held in Antwerp in 1984 and I am delighted to host the final epic collection in Antwerp.” Mining ceased at Argyle on November 3, 2020.
Titled “The Journey Beyond”, The 2021 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender features 70 diamonds weighing 81.63 carats. The highlight of the collection is Lot Number 1, Argyle Eclipse™ – a 3.47 carat diamond that is the largest Fancy Intense Pink diamond ever offered at the Tender. The Tender collection comprises five ‘hero’ diamonds “selected for their unique beauty”. 41 lots of Argyle blue diamonds, weighing 24.88 carats in total, are also on offer. Titled “Once in a Blue Moon,” these are the very last blue and violet diamonds to emerge from the Argyle mine.”