Press Releases Rio Tinto Diamonds Dazzle in Rough Diamond Tender It’s a 74.48 carat yellow diamond. Published 2 years ago on October 22, 2020 By INSTORE Staff Diavik Helios and 26 carat white gem quality rough Argyle diamond. Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) A selection of the finest rough diamonds from Rio Tinto’s Canadian and Australian mines will be tendered to diamond specialists from around the world in October and November. Headlining Rio Tinto’s forthcoming “Specials” Tender, which showcases rough diamonds greater than 10.8 carats, is Lot number 1, Diavik Helios, a 74.48 carat fancy yellow diamond. The Diavik Helios takes its name from the pure yellow sunlight emitted by the mythical Greek God of the Sun. Fancy yellow diamonds are rare finds from the Diavik diamond mine in the remote Northwest Territories of Canada which primarily produces high quality white diamonds. Patrick Coppens, general manager, sales and marketing for Rio Tinto’s diamonds business said, “Since the Diavik mine began production in 2003 it has produced on average only five large yellow diamonds each year, in effect less than 0.001 percent of Diavik’s annual production. “The Diavik Helios is an exceptional diamond in terms of its color saturation and clarity and will be in strong demand from colored diamond specialists around the world.” The Specials tender is also notable for including the last of the rough diamonds in this category from the Argyle mine in the East Kimberley region of Australia. 28,399 carats of rough Argyle diamonds are included, showcasing the famed Argyle colored diamonds, together with a beautiful 26 carat white gem quality rough Argyle diamond. Andrew Wilson, General manager of the Argyle mine said “Since it began production in 1983, the Argyle mine has produced more than 865 million carats of rough diamonds. With the mine closing at the end of 2020 the Argyle rough diamonds presented at this tender are a final rare and collectible offering from one of the world’s greatest diamond mines.” Advertisement The Tender will be physically showcased in both Antwerp and Tel Aviv, together with virtual and online viewings to cater for COVID-19 restrictions. Bids close on November 9, 2020. Related Topics: colored diamondsdiamondsRio Tinto click to Comment(Comment) Up Next IIJS Virtual 2020, A Game Changer for the Indian Gem & Jewelry Industry Don't Miss Kassoy Hires New General Manager Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Thinking of Liquidating? Wilkerson’s Got You Covered Bil Holehan, the manager of Julianna’s Fine Jewelry in Corte Madera, Calif., decided to go on to the next chapter of his life when the store’s owner and namesake told him she was set to retire. Before they left, Holehan says they decided to liquidate some of the store’s aging inventory. They chose Wilkerson for the sale. 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