Rio Tinto Adds Mumbai to Pink Tender ShowcaseJune 03, 09
Rio Tinto’s 2009 Argyle Pink Diamond Tender is set to go on show. The tender, which will show in Mumbai for the first time, consists of 43 pink diamonds. The year's showpiece is an intense pink, heart-shaped stone named "Argyle Amour™." With a weight of 2.61 carats, it is the most valuable heart-shaped pink diamond ever produced from the Argyle mine.
Two other noteworthy stones are a 1.25 carat purplish pink round diamond named "Shalimar™," and the "Argyle Scarlett™," a 1.10 carat red oval diamond.
According to Jean-Marc Lieberherr, general manager for the sales and marketing for all diamonds from Rio Tinto’s diamond mines, “excitement around this tender collection is understandable. The rarity of Argyle pink diamonds has created a connoisseurship for them and there is a growing recognition that the earth will not produce pink diamonds for that much longer.”
As well as adding Mumbai to the pink diamonds world tour, this year Argyle Pink Diamonds Select Ateliers in
Tender viewings will held be in Mumbai (August 6 -10,),
The Argyle mine in