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Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

The 7 Highest Auction Prices Paid For Colored Diamonds In The Last 7 Years

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/20/18 9:06 AM

Nothing shows the true value of an asset more than its demand and investors’ willingness to pay astronomical amounts to acquire it. In the last decade alone, we’ve seen records being shattered one after the other in the diamond industry, with stones so beautiful one could argue they belong among the stars above.

To pay tribute to these magnificent gems, we’ve compiled a list with the 7 highest auction sales of the past 7 years.

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Topics: Famous Diamonds, colored diamonds, Record Breaking

4 Things You Need If You Want To Invest In Fancy Colored Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/18/18 9:10 AM

Fancy Colored Diamonds can truly be top grade investments, and much like fine art, the more unique the piece the higher the value; especially if you have the patience to wait for the opportune moment to sell. It is then, and only then, that you can realize truly astronomical returns on your investment.

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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, colored diamonds

How Will Investing In Colored Diamonds Change In The Future?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/13/18 9:06 AM

One of the best ways to determine market demand, and ultimately which diamond colors are best for investing, is to monitor auctions. During the past 3 years, most colored diamonds sold were bought with the intention of investing, meaning that the days of pure “aesthetic appeal” that drove diamond sales are long gone.

Nowadays, investors seek for transparency and high quality stones that will not only show promising concentration of wealth, but also great potential for growth (in value) for the decades to come.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds

5 Facts About Red Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/11/18 9:07 AM

Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. When it comes to gems, the rarer, the more expensive the diamond is. Their values are based on other factors including clarity and color. Red diamonds are among the rarest stones in the world. They’re so rare in fact, that it is thought that only 30 true gem quality red diamonds are known to exist. 

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Topics: Things to Know, red diamonds, colored diamonds

Famous Blue Diamonds: The Wittelsbach-Graff

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/6/18 9:18 AM

In its pursuit to find the most historic diamonds of all time, Arpege Diamonds found the legendary Wittelsbach-Graff. This 31.06- carat blue diamond has become famous not just because of its size, color, or clarity, but rather for its history within European royalty.

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Topics: History, Famous Diamonds, blue diamonds, Wittelsbach-Graff

10 Facts About Black Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/4/18 8:00 AM

With their vibrant colors and breathtaking beauty, fancy colored diamonds have long been the centerpiece at auctions and museums. There is one category of gem however, that is a bit less "prevalent"; pure black diamonds.

Once thought to be an ancient curse, black diamonds have an interesting history. Did you know any of these 10 facts about black diamonds?

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Topics: Things to Know, black diamonds, colored diamonds

Colored Diamonds News From August 2018

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/30/18 8:15 AM

The colored diamonds industry was full of updates, insights, and discover this summer. This month, we take a look at the price growth of pink diamonds, new information on the origin of blue diamonds, and some of the best auction sales in August. Without further delay, let's begin.

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Topics: Colored Diamond News

The Oldest & Most Famous Diamonds In History

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/23/18 9:30 AM

About five thousand years ago, diamonds were first mentioned in ancient writings. The first diamonds were gathered from alluvial deposits in Indian rivers and streams, and the diamond trade dates from that time. Fast forward to 1871, the first year that over one million carats of diamonds were mined. While most people associate diamonds with perfectly clear stones, colored diamonds are some of the oldest and most famous diamonds in history. 

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Black Diamond Investment Guide

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/21/18 9:00 AM

Naturally black diamonds are among the most rare gems in the world. Whether it is an addition to your collection or looking for an alternative investment, these stones have been steadily increasing in demand. But how are they valued and how valuable are they really?

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Topics: Things to Know, black diamonds, Investing

Which Colored Diamonds Should I Invest In?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/16/18 1:58 PM

After stressing the advantages of considering fancy colored diamonds as alternative investments, many of you contacted us and asked us which colored diamond category you should invest in accordance to your budget. Since this is one of our most frequently asked questions, we figured it was high time we shed some light on the matter.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds