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A Truly Breathtaking Purple Diamond: The Purple Orchid

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/15/18 9:02 AM

We often see auctions being dominated by blue and pink diamonds, but what about naturally colored purple diamonds? Despite being in high demand we almost never see these precious stones make headlines, and for good reason…they are rare!

Fancy purple diamonds account for only 0.2% of all colored diamonds unearthed, and those presented at auctions rarely surpass 3 carats. When these gems do show up however, they never fail to amaze. This was precisely the case for the absolutely stunning Purple Orchid diamond.


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Famous Diamonds: The Meya Prosperity by Graff

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/13/18 8:20 AM

Following the purchase of the now famous Peace Diamond, Graff closed off the year with another stunning purchase; the 476 carat rough, named The Meya Prosperity Diamond for an astounding $16.5 million. But why is this stone special? Let’s find out.


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

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/8/18 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: Colored Diamond Investment

The Incredible 910 Carat Gem from Lesotho

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/6/18 9:01 AM

Just last month one of the largest diamonds in history was discovered in the kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. Weighing in at 910 carats (or approximately the size of 2 gold balls), this giant rough was unearthed in the Letseng mine, by the renown Gem Diamonds Ltd.

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Investing In Pink Diamonds For Valentine's Day

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/1/18 8:42 AM

Pink, it combines the burning passion of red, with the purity of white, and with Valentine’s Day being just around the corner, what better way to surprise the one you love, than with a beautiful pink diamond.

With a massive 600% increase in value during the last decade however, these gems can be much more than just a valuable gift, they can be an investment. But just like your loved one, no one pink diamond is alike, more specifically; these stones can be categorized into 4 color categories based on their grading. So which one is right for you?

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Colored Diamonds: News From January 2018

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/30/18 8:54 AM

As 2018 kicks off, there is a significant amount of colored diamond news across the world. Arpège Diamonds strives to provide leading insight and stay on top of the latest and best naturally colored diamond news.  This month, we’ll share information about colored diamond auctions, diamond prices, and new discoveries!

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Comparing Colored Diamonds to 4 Other Tangible Assets

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/25/18 8:48 AM

With more and more people wanting to secure their wealth, investors have started looking towards alternative, tangible investments such as gold and fine art; but what about diamonds and especially colored diamonds?

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What Have We Learned From The Past Of Colored Diamond Investments

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/23/18 8:12 AM

As much as we would like to, we all know that accurately predicting the future of the extremely volatile colored diamond investment market is close to impossible. However, as the old saying goes, knowledge is power.

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Purple Diamonds - A Look Back At 3 Of The Most Famous In History

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/18/18 8:17 AM

Much like red, purple is an extremely rare hue in the world of naturally colored diamonds. For this reason, there are not many famous purple stones to talk about, especially when it comes to larger carat weights.

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The 6.5 Million Dollar Peace Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/16/18 10:25 AM

On December 4 of 2017, Laurence Graff purchased the Peace Diamond from Sierra Leone’s government for a respectable $6.5 million. While this might just sound like any other purchase, it actually has a much deeper meaning. In this article we will be briefly looking at why this purchase is so important.

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Topics: Famous Diamonds


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