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.
While diamonds have been steadily gaining ground as powerful alternative investments, there is still great uncertainty when it comes to distinguishing them from other precious gems. In 2 previous posts, we looked at various test that can be made to assess a diamond's authenticity. These ranged from assessments that could be made from the comfort of your own home, or at a lab by an experienced gemologist.
In this article we will be testing for differences between real diamonds and cubic zirconium, white sapphire, moissanite, white topaz, and of course synthetic diamonds. Let’s begin!
It feels like it’s been ages since we last covered a historic diamond, so let’s get back to it with a bang. This time we will be looking at the famous Sancy Diamond. The history of this precious Pale Yellow stone dates back to about 1570, and its believed that its discovery took place even before that. It is said that “Le Beau Sancy Diamond,” (as it is often referred to), belonged to Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Upon his passing in 1495, the gem was passed on to his cousin, King Manuel I of Portugal.
Welcome to part 2 of our "How to Tell if Your Diamond is Real" series. In part 1, we saw how you can run some tests from the comfort of your home. While convenient, most of these test are not conclusive. If you want to be 100% certain for your diamond's authenticity, the best thing you can do is seek the expertise of a seasoned gemologist.
So what methods do the experts use to test for authenticity, and what can we learn from them?
Arpège Diamonds is a seller of many types of colored diamonds, but none are more central to the brand than pink diamonds. These stones perfectly capture the beauty and luxury that colored diamonds have to offer.
Not only do they make wonderful additions to any jewelry collection, they also prove to be an amazing investment opportunity as their demand and value have shown significant growth in the past 3 decades.
Another month has passed, which means we're back with another edition of our Colored Diamonds News from July. This month, we take a look at some of the most famous pink diamonds in the world, rough diamond sales, and much more! Without further delay, let's begin.
Diamonds, be it colorless or colored, are all assets to be admired. They are so rare, mesmerizing, and breathtaking that we often spend thousands or even millions to acquire them. The question is, how do we know that the asset we invested our money in is genuine? (Assuming we don't have a certification.)
In this 2 part series, we will be going over how to assess if a diamond is truly natural, or a synthetic "impostor."
Welcome to the third and final part of our 4C series. This time we will be looking at the remaining 2 Cs, Cut and Carat weight.
In late June 2018, the Lucapa Diamond Company reported a recovery of a massive yellow diamond from the Lesotho Mothae Diamond Project. While the discovery of such a large diamond is a truly magnificent (and rare) feat, it got us wondering… Out of all the diamonds found throughout history, which diamonds managed to tip the carat scale?
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Welcome to Part 2 of our 4C’s series. Today we will be looking at arguably the second most important C right after color; Clarity.
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If you missed Part 1 of our series, containing everything you need to know about a colored diamond's hue, you can find it here.