Rio Tinto unveils $6 million Argyle pink diamond ring

Rio Tinto has unveiled its first meaningful Argyle Pink Diamonds jewel since the closure of the iconic Argyle mine in Western Australia: the AU$6 million Argyle Romantica™ ring, handcrafted with 3.42 carats of rare diamonds pinks, reds and blues of mine.

The Argyle Romantica is the first piece produced under the Argyle Pink Diamonds Icon Partner program, which is part of a strategy to protect the provenance of Argyle Pink diamonds.

The ring combines five exceptional Argyle pink diamonds, totaling 2.31 carats, including a 0.75 carat fancy red diamond, two fancy vivid purplish pink diamonds and two fancy dark pink diamonds. The five red and pink hero diamonds are presented in an intricate setting that includes 1.11 carats of small blue and pink Argyle diamonds.

Created by Singapore-based rare gemstone specialist John Glajz, the Argyle Romantica pays homage to the full range of romantic hues of Argyle’s pink diamonds and the boundless, mystical beauty of these gemstones.

John Glajz said, “Encapsulating a rich history and extraordinary provenance, the Argyle Romantica is a work of art and a legacy for tomorrow.”

Rio Tinto Minerals Chief Executive, Sinead Kaufman, added: “We look forward to continuing to work with our strategic downstream partners to create new masterpieces that support the legacy of this iconic Australian brand.

The Argyle RomanticaTM will be showcased in Sydney and offered for sale by trusted Argyle Pink Diamonds Select workshop, J. Farren Price as part of their 80th anniversary celebrations.

Pictured: The Argyle Romantica ring.

Sarah C. Figueiredo