Argyle Still in the Pink

Forty-eight pink diamonds, ranging in size from .49 ct. to 2.07 cts. and individually packaged in presentation boxes, were waiting for some of the 200-plus invited guests at a hotel in midtown Manhattan (unnamed at the request of Argyle) in September. The hotel was the U.S. venue for the annual Argyle Pink Diamond Tender—a silent-bid auction of the most important pink diamonds to come out of the Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia this past year. Colors covered all of the important fancy color ranges including Fancy Intense, Fancy Deep, and Fancy Vivid Pink, with a rare Fancy Purplish-Red as well. JCK was there to photograph a few of these fabulous pinks, accompanied by Stephen Hofer, author and colored diamond expert. The pinks were on a tour of seven cities: New York, Hong Kong, Perth, Tokyo, London, Antwerp, and finally Geneva. More than 40 of the 200 invitees placed a bid in the ten

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