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Back to Back Record Breaking Blue Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/24/18 9:27 AM

April was full of auctions that yielded pretty exciting and unexpected results; however, most of the action definitely took place closer to the end of the month. While we would love to go into details for all the lots that did (and did not) sell, we want to focus on something far greater. During the month of April, we had not 1 but 2 record-breaking blue diamonds.

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Topics: blue diamonds, colored diamonds

The Hope Blue Diamond: Origin, Legacy, and Curse

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/22/18 9:14 AM
When someone says, “the most famous diamond in the world,” what is the first diamond that you think of?  Odds are it is the truly breathtaking  Hope Blue Diamond; possibly t he most well-documented blue diamond in the world. 
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Topics: History

What To Look For In A Diamond Investment

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/17/18 9:04 AM

Having compared a plethora of tangible assets in one of our previous articles, you may now see potential opportunity in a new diamond investment. A big question arises however, how can you determine “investment grade diamonds” from the rest? Arpège Diamonds is here to help.

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Topics: Things to Know, colored diamonds, 4Cs

Arpege Diamonds Presents "Famous Diamonds, Moussaieff Red"

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/15/18 9:01 AM

Arpege Diamonds celebrates the next installment of our Famous Diamond Series with a very rare and beautiful gem, the Moussaief Red Diamond. 

Image Courtesy of Lazy Penguins

Let's find out what is so special about this stone, and why it has earned its place on the list of the most famous diamonds of all time.

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Topics: History, red diamonds

Arpege Diamonds Presents Famous Blue Diamonds: The Oppenheimer Blue

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/10/18 9:03 AM

Arpege Diamonds continues its search for some of the world’s most famous diamonds in history. Its latest installment of the Famous Diamond Series is the legendary Oppenheimer Blue.

Image SourceCNBC

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Topics: History, blue diamonds

The 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Chameleon Diamonds Answered

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/8/18 9:03 AM

By now we all know that colored diamonds can come in all the colors of the spectrum, but... did you know that there is a diamond category that can change its color?

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Topics: colored diamonds, chameleon diamonds

29 Factors You Should Know: What Affects Diamond Price? Part 3

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/2/18 9:01 AM

Welcome back to the third and final part of our 29 factors affecting diamond price series. If Part 3 is your first exposure to the series, no worries, you can check out Part 1 and Part 2 by clicking the links.

The goal of this series is to explore 29 additional factors that affect the final price of a precious stone (excluding, of course, the more apparent 4Cs.)

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Topics: Alternative Investments

Colored Diamonds News From April 2018!

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/26/18 9:03 AM

 April's colored diamond news was full of exciting and interesting events, including the sale of a $6 million royal blue diamond, ongoing colored diamond auctions, and of course the discovery of new diamonds facts you might not have known. Without further delay, let's dig in.


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Jaw Dropping Blue Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/24/18 9:05 AM

Blue diamonds are an alluring option for those seeking beauty and a value-holding investment. In fact, colored diamonds have shown significant appreciation over the last 20 years. Both collectors and investors alike have flocked to these colorful diamonds and when they come to auction, the price tag often sets records. Here are a few blue diamonds that have hauled in impressive price tags over the last few decades.

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Topics: Things to Know, blue diamonds

Color Modifiers in Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Do They Affect Value?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/19/18 9:07 AM

Last year, we posted an article emphasizing the difference between color modifiers and undertones and how different hues impact diamond value. If you haven’t already, check it out here.

In that article, we spent most of our time analyzing how different undertones affected pricing and possible reasons behind why they are not included in GIA reports. This time, we will be taking a closer look at color modifiers and exploring how different modifiers can affect a diamond’s value, as well as some exceptions to these rules.

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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment


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