Rio Tinto reveals the largest pink diamond in the world.
Alongside exquisite art pieces, large diamonds will always be the most expensive objects in the world. We already compiled a list showing off the most expensive diamonds in the world, but it looks like we might have to update it. A London-based mining company named Rio Tinto has just revealed the world’s largest pink diamond – Argyle Alpha. With a weight of 3.14 carats, this awesome gem is a part of the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender. The tender includes 62 other diamonds, by the way.
Overall, the tender weighs 51 carats, which is pretty insane. Featuring an emerald cut, Argyle Alpha, is truly a sight to behold. However, we don’t know exactly how much it is worth right now. Moreover, the tender shows off the 2.28 carat Argyle Muse. This is also one of the largest diamonds of its kind.
Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques had a few words to say:
“I am delighted to unveil this stunning Argyle Alpha diamond, the largest Vivid Pink diamond presented since the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender began in 1984. Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine is the world’s only source of these highly coveted pink, red, and violet diamonds, and we expect considerable interest in this year’s collection. The combination of strong demand and extremely limited world supply continues to support significant value appreciation for Argyle pink diamonds.”
Potential buyers will now inspect these unique diamonds and will offer their bids until October 10. Jewelers and collectors will also be able to weigh in, and we’ll keep you posted regarding their price as soon as the information surfaces.