The prices at its private trade tenders have increased by 500% over 20 years.

Rio Tinto – the mines owner

Since 1983, the Argyle Diamond Mine has produced and distributed over 90% of pink diamonds around the world. Yourdiamonds.comTM has been appointed to conduct the First Public Sealed Bid Tender of Australian Pink Diamonds. The bids are open globally to both members of the public and the jewellery trade until 5pm on July 1st.

The public tender includes some exceptional pieces from the Distinguished Private Collection of Di Fitzpatrick of Brisbane acquired by her in the 1980s and by order of a mortgagee in possession, Adelaide together with other private property from Perth and Sydney.

The collection of 33 pre-owned stones includes a two-carat vivid pink, which alone is estimated to be worth up to $2.5 million. Altogether, this collection is expected to fetch up to $18 million.

1/011 – 1.43 carat Fancy Pink, from a Sydney private collection
/016 – 1.22 carat Fancy Intense Pink, from the Fitzpatrick Collection
1/020A & B – 1.15 carat Fancy Intense Purplish Pink and 1.15 carat Fancy Purplish Pink, from the Fitzpatrick Collection

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