Rio Tinto has established a new special sales event to honor exceedingly rare natural masterpieces from its diamonds division.
The initial collection, dubbed The Beyond RareTM Tender, features 48 lots of excellent polished diamonds, including legacy inventory of pink and red diamonds from the Argyle diamond mine and yellow diamonds from Rio Tinto‘s Diavik diamond mine.
“The Beyond Rare Tender is a new chapter for Rio Tinto‘s diamonds business, and a testament to the ongoing demand for highly collectible natural diamonds,” said Sinead Kaufman, CEO of Rio Tinto Minerals.
“Rio Tinto has a rich history of innovative diamonds sales and marketing events and this carefully curated collection of rare jewels will be in strong demand by the world’s finest jewellers, collectors and diamond connoisseurs.”
This invitation-only event, titled The Art Series, is inspired by the art world, with each polished diamond an amazing natural work of art with a respected history and a captivating story of rarity.
The first collection of The Art Series features 87 diamonds totaling 29.96 carats and includes:
- Seven ‘Masterpieces’ comprised of sets of Argyle Pink DiamondsTM and yellow Diavik diamonds chosen for their exceptional beauty and complimented by custom artwork.
- A unique collection of 11 perfectly matched pairs of colored diamonds.
- 30 magnificent single diamonds, including one exceptional Fancy Red Argyle diamond
The 48 lots will be on display in Australia, Switzerland, and Belgium, with bidding ending on November 20, 2023.