Blog

Nov 2, 2015

The Results Are In: 2015 Argyle Diamond Tender Delivers Highest Price Per Carat

By   guildhalladmin   |   Tags: , , , , , ,   |   Category: Diamond, The Guildhall Color Diamond Advisor

992218-ce988baa-1ba1-11e5-add4-7aceb8442fbe

Although a record number of more than 600 bids were made for Rio Tinto’s 30th Anniversary collection of 54 of the rarest pink and red Argyle diamonds in the world, the results are held in the strictest of confidence.

What we can report is that these diamonds achieved the highest average price per carat since the Tender first commenced in 1984.  This is huge news considering that overall prices for Argyle’s signature pink diamonds have more than tripled since the year 2000.

Rio Tinto Diamonds managing director Jean-Marc Lieberherr said “We are delighted with this result which reflects the global appeal and enduring value for these increasingly rare and iconic gems.”

Argyle Pink Diamonds manager Josephine Johnson said “Each of these rare diamonds is a miniature masterpiece and appreciation of their value and beauty continues to rise.”

We are predicting a 30% increase for investment-grade Argyle Pink diamonds this coming year.