About Argyle Pink Diamonds™
Argyle Pink Diamonds™ were produced at Rio Tinto's Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia, and are highly coveted as the world's most sought-after diamonds. While operating, the Argyle Diamond Mine produced more than 90% of the world's pink diamond supply, which were sold in a range of colour grades and sizes to an international customer base.
The market for pink diamonds is quite separate to white diamonds, and due to their rarity, pink diamonds typically command prices far in excess of their colourless counterparts.
The finest and rarest diamonds were reserved for the annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Signature Tender™.
About Rio Tinto Diamonds
Rio Tinto is one of the world’s major diamond producers, owning 100% of both the iconic Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia and the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada. The final production from the Argyle Diamond Mine continues to be placed under the careful custodianship of the Argyle Pink Diamonds™ Sales and Marketing team based in Perth and Singapore. The production from Rio Tinto’s Diavik Diamond Mine is sold through its Diamonds Sales and Marketing office in Belgium.
Rio Tinto Diamonds is a leading supporter of the Kimberley Process, as well as a founding member of the Responsible Jewellery Council. Following cessation of production at the Argyle Diamond Mine, Rio Tinto is committed to respectfully closing and rehabilitating the mine, and returning the land to its traditional custodians