Pre-owned Argyle pink diamonds hit market in unique public tender

By Stephanie Sinclair – The Kimberley Echo

The Argyle diamond mine may have closed, but a new market for its rare East Kimberley gems has opened with the first public tender of Argyle pink diamonds this week.

Over the next week, members of the public have the chance to get their hands on 36 previously owned Argyle pinks from across Australia as part of diamond technology start-up yourdiamonds.comu2019s first secondary market diamond sale.

The collection of pre-owned stones is estimated to fetch a combined value of up to $18m, with the highest value diamond u2014 a two carat round brilliant cut stone u2014 tipped to sell for up to $2.5m.