Rio Tinto introduces its biggest ever before red ruby

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Rio Tinto has actually revealed its biggest expensive red diamond in the history of its Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, which is likewise the 2nd greatest stone of this colour to ever be found.

Throughout a world special sneak peek in New York, Rio Tinto showcased the unusual 2.11 carat, polished glowing cut diamond, referred to as The Argyle Everglow.

The red diamond is the centrepiece of the 2017 Arygle Pink Diamonds Tender – – a yearly display of the rarest diamonds from Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine.

Rio Tinto Copper & & Diamonds president, Arnaud Soirat, remarks: “We are happy to reveal this historical diamond at our Tender sneak peek, a testimony to the special Argyle ore-body that continues to produce the world’s rarest gems.”

Unmatched in colour, clearness and size, The Argyle Everglow has actually been evaluated by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as a significant diamond with a grade of Fancy Red VS2.

Red is the rarest colour of diamond, and in the 33-year history of the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender there have actually been less than 20 carats of Fancy Red accredited diamonds offered. The Fancy Red Argyle Everglow is the second biggest recognized Fancy Red diamond worldwide, surpassed just by the famous Moussaieff Red which is 5.11 carats.

“The Argyle Everglow represents rarity within rarity and will own international need from collectors and lovers searching for the matchless,” states Argyle Pink Diamonds supervisor Josephine Johnson.

The Everglow is the centre piece for Rio Tinto’s Pink Diamond Tender display.

The 2017 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is called ‘Custodians of Rare Beauty’ in honour of its abundant provenance and honourable pedigree.

The 58 diamonds in the Tender weigh an overall of 49.39 carats– consisting of 4 expensive red diamonds, 4 purple red diamonds, 2 violet diamonds, and one blue diamond.