Rio's sale of The Australian Trilogy, an AUD$1.8 million one-of-a-kind coin collection featuring a pink, purple pink and violet diamond from the Argyle Diamond Mine, sold out in a month.
ARGYLE Mining News
Each of the one-kilogram coins, struck from gold, platinum and rose gold, has a coloured diamond from Rio's Argyle mine.
The rare 2.83-carat violet diamond, named The Argyle Violet, is the largest of its kind ever found at the miner's remote operation in Western Australia.
The 187.7-carat Diavik Foxfire diamond will be showcased in London before returning to Antwerp for detailed assessment.
The Perth Mint released just 500 units.
A British tourist charged over the theft of a rare pink diamond in Cairns will learn his fate next month.
The company pointed to the transition of its Argyle mine from open pit to underground, as well as a shift toward processing lower-grade ore at Diavik as the main reasons for the drop.
It consists 44 pieces of artwork valued at more than US$1 million, and is on display at the AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art in the Netherlands.
Rio has opened its doors to about 100 carefully selected gem enthusiasts in Hong Kong, who will view the 64 diamonds of this year's tender.
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Rio Tinto (LON, ASX, NYSE: RIO) have started showing Tuesday its rare Argyle pink diamonds at London’s Kensington Palace in a collection that features more than $60 million in jewellery made with the coloured gems.
Miner giant Rio Tinto (LON:RIO) launched Thursday its “Specials” tender, which showcases the finest large rough diamonds from a year’s production from its three operating diamond mines.
Rio Tinto’s Argyle pink diamonds have been combined for the first time with imperial jade in a piece of jewellery. The necklace, known as The Argyle Empress, was designed by luxury jeweller Chow Tai Fook and is valued at $5.5 million.
London-based diversified miner Rio Tinto (LON & NYSE:RIO) is donating the biggest pink rough diamond ever discovered, found earlier this year at its Argyle mine, to an Australian museum in Melbourne, reports The West.
London-based diversified miner Rio Tinto (LON:RIO) is taking a page out of BHP Billiton's playbook and is looking at selling some or all of its diamond mines.