Rio's best rough diamonds under the hammer


Original article found in Mining Journal, click here.

By Henry Lazenby

Rio Tinto is set to auction a selection of its best rough diamonds in Antwerp and Tel Aviv next month through a hybrid ‘specials’ tender that will physically and virtually showcase precious gems larger than 10.8 carats.

A rare 74.48ct fancy yellow diamond named after the Greek god of the sun Helios will headline the tender.

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