Pink Diamonds for Bonhams & Goodman Auction

In an unprecedented event, Bonhams & Goodman – Australia’s largest auctioneer of fine jewellery, is to offer at auction for the first time not one, but two exceptional pink diamonds from the Rio Tinto Argyle Diamond Tenders.

Argyle Pink DiamondBonhams & Goodman has earned a reputation for jewellery auctions of distinction and the forthcoming auctions, to be held in Melbourne on Wednesday 26 August and in Sydney on Monday 14 September will showcase some of the finest jewellery to be offered in Australia this year.

The highlight of the coloured diamond industry calendar is the annual Rio Tinto Argyle Pink Diamond Tender. Every year, the finest stones from the Rio Tinto Argyle mine, travel the world on a highly secure, international tour to solicit offers of interest from the world’s foremost diamond buyers and noted gem collectors. Access to the tender is closed to the public, and the highly coveted invitations are only extended to around one hundred guests worldwide.

In what is an auction first, Bonhams & Goodman is offering two of the finest quality, intensely coloured pink Argyle Tender stones at their forthcoming Melbourne and Sydney auctions:

1. Rio Tinto Argyle Pink Diamond Tender 2006, lot 60
Radiant cut 1.60ct Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink.
(GIA certified)
Estimate: $450,000 – 500,000
To be auctioned on Wednesday 26 August at 6pm in Melbourne

2. Rio Tinto Argyle Pink Diamond Tender 2007, lot 44
The radiant cut 1.05ct Fancy Vivid Purple Pink diamond is mounted in a round brilliant cut white diamond surround, by Linneys from the Kimberley Sunset Collection.
(GIA certified)
$295,000 – 395,000

To be auctioned on Monday 14 September at 6pm in Sydney