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Colored Diamonds News From January 2019!

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/1/19 9:47 AM

As 2019 kicks off, there was a ton of colored diamonds news from across the world. Let's take a look at some of the diamond industry trends from 2018, how pink diamonds are becoming one of the hottest investments of 2019, and how colored diamonds have outperformed stocks and bonds! 

 

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Topics: Colored Diamond News, Christie's, Christies Auction, Sotheby's, Hope Blue Diamond, Diamond Investing

The Argyle Mine and the Future of Pink Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/24/19 9:46 AM

East Kimberley is a remote region of Western Australia more than 2,000 kilometers from Perth, the state capitol. Open and underdeveloped, there might not seem to be much to recommend this arid region…but under the surface, East Kimberley is home to one of the rarest and most unique treasures in the world: pink diamonds.

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Topics: Things to Know

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

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/22/19 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

Which Colored Diamonds Should I Invest In?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/17/19 9:36 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, colored diamonds

What Do You Need To Know About Natural Purple Diamonds?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/15/19 9:31 AM

Diamonds are one of Earth’s natural beauties, formed centuries ago by elements compounding deep beneath the surface. Although diamonds can be many different color, sizes, or shapes, naturally fancy colored diamonds have generated perhaps the biggest thrill in diamond enthusiasts worldwide. Of about 10,000 diamonds mined, 1 is a natural colored diamond. 

It is said that red diamonds are the most rare colored gems out of them all. While this may be true, natural purple diamonds are no easy find.

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Topics: purple diamonds, colored diamonds

Three Famous Black Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/10/19 9:34 AM

In the diamond industry, there are two types of black diamonds. The first is called a natural fancy black diamond and the second is just referred to as a black diamond. Although they are both real diamonds, natural fancy black diamonds are found in the rough with their black coloring. The alternate black diamonds are treated with irradiation or heat in order for the diamond to appear darker in color. The value of natural fancy black diamonds far outpaces its engineered black diamond counterpart.

In this article we will be looking at:

  • The Spirit of Grisogono
  • The Gruosi Diamond
  • The Korloff Noir Diamond
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Topics: History, black diamonds

The 10 Most Expensive Diamonds from 2018

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/8/19 10:56 AM

2018 came and went, and while no diamond managed to break the record set by the Pink Star during 2017, there were plenty jaw dropping stones that managed to “wow” audiences and set headlines in the year that passed.

The Pink Legacy Diamond

The top diamonds sold during 2018 were:

  • A 50.47 Carat Colorless Diamond Ring, by Harry Winston
  • The Fancy Intense Blue Diamond Ring
  • The Farnese Blue Diamond
  • A 50.39 Carat Colorless Diamond Ring
  • A 51.71 Carat Colorless Diamond Ring
  • The Pink Diamond Heart Pendant
  • A 5 Carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring
  • The Bulgary Blue Diamond Ring
  • The Moussaieff Blue and Pink Diamond Necklace
  • The Pink Legacy Diamond

 

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Topics: Sotheby's, Christie's, colored diamonds, Alternative Investments

Need To Know: How To Invest In Fancy Colored Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/3/19 9:31 AM

Investments come in all types of forms. From real estate and stocks, to crude oil and gold. But did you know that another fast-growing form of investment is within the world of naturally colored diamonds?

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds

The Best Colored Diamond News From 2018

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 12/27/18 3:25 PM

Arpège Diamonds strives to provide leading insight and to stay on top of the latest and best naturally colored diamond news. As the year comes to an end, let's take a look at the top colored diamond news; from record-breaking auctions to diamond companies using blockchain technology. Without further delay, here are the top stories of the year!

 

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Topics: Colored Diamond Mines, Colored Diamond Investment, Colored Diamond News

Fancy Colored Diamonds: What Does Their Color Really Mean?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 12/20/18 9:18 AM

We often see the terms Fancy Colored Diamonds (FCD) in auctions, on certificates, in articles, and in collections but what does this really mean?

In this article we will be exploring:

  • The 27 possible color variations for diamonds
  • How the most popular colored diamonds get their hue
  • How color intensity and hue affect value
  • The different kinds of Tones and Saturation
  • The true meaning of a Fancy Diamond
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Topics: colored diamonds

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