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Where Do Colored Diamonds Come From? - The Largest Contributors & Their Top Mines

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/12/17 8:59 AM

There are not that many colored diamond mines in the world. In fact, it’s estimated that there are around 50 viable mines in operation and around 30 that are inactive. However, with increasing demand for diamonds not only as jewelry, but for scientific investment and industrial use, that is changing. 

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Topics: History

The Pink Diamond Investment. Is It In Your Portfolio?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/10/17 9:03 AM

In April of 2017, a diamond sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong auction for $71.2 million dollars. At 59.6-carats, it was certainly a large stone, but not nearly large enough to justify its record-smashing winning bid. What made this particular diamond so unique? It was pink.  

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Topics: Alternative Investments

The Arpège Tribute to the Stunning Orange Diamonds (Part 2!)

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/5/17 9:23 AM

Welcome to Part 2 of our Tribute to Orange Diamonds. Today we will be taking a closer look at the history, the characteristics, and the value of the two largest and important orange stones ever to be unearthed. With Halloween just around the corner, let’s begin with the famous Pumpkin Diamond!

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Topics: Things to Know

The Arpège Tribute to the Stunning Orange Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/3/17 9:06 AM

We are back with the sixth installment of our Colored Diamond Tribute Series. Since autumn is officially here, and October is the month of Halloween, what better time to pay our respects to the breathtaking Orange Diamonds.

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Topics: Things to Know

Colored Diamond News From September 2017

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/28/17 8:40 AM

Arpège Diamonds is pleased to present this month's colored diamonds news. Some key points from September included the introduction of the new Argyle Tender collection, more jaw dropping diamonds selling at auction houses, and more! 

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Topics: Things to Know

Colored Diamond Auctions: The Best of Sotheby’s

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/26/17 9:21 AM

Sotheby’s is one of the most recognizable names in auction houses. Each year, Sotheby’s hosts a number of scintillating colored diamond auctions. Throughout the years, Sotheby’s has broken record after record when it comes to these colored diamond sales. In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the most notable record holders to date.


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Topics: History

Which Colored Diamonds Should I Invest In?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/21/17 9:35 AM

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

Famous Purple Diamonds: The Argyle Violet

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/19/17 9:10 AM

The Argyle Mine is known for finding colored diamonds in all shapes and forms.  It supplies over 90% of the world’s pink and red diamonds. Yet, it also yields unique stones like the Argyle Violet too.


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Topics: The Annual Tender

Trend Alert: Champagne Diamonds & Cognac Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/14/17 8:00 AM

The beautiful and desired champagne diamonds and cognac diamonds of today’s market weren’t always so popular. For years, diamond companies have used marketing campaigns to change the public’s perspective. After years of work, these precious stones are now more sought after than ever.


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How Do Auctions Work For Colored Diamonds?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/12/17 4:00 PM

In order to purchase a colored diamond, a buyer most commonly goes to a well-publicized auction. Sometimes the diamonds are cut and polished prior to auction, while other times they may be sold in their rough form as they were found in the mine. So how exactly does a colored diamonds auction work?

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