As diamond enthusiasts, collectors, and investors, it's only natural you want to know that you're getting exactly what you paid for. It's therefore a smart choice to always request for and verify the authentication of your diamond’s GIA certificate upon purchase.
October 10th marked the day all bidders had to send Argyle their bids for each of the 63 diamonds that were being offered at this year’s annual Tender. As per usual, the stones presented were of exceptional quality and grading, leaving everyone with very positive impressions.
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Perhaps the most noteworthy thing to point out however, is that for the first time in 5 years, a diamond weighing more than 3 carats was offered!
Whether you’re an investor, collector, or diamond enthusiast, you are well aware that the highest contributing factor for a colored diamond’s value is its hue. In this article we will be examining the difference between a color modifier and an undertone, and how the slightest distinction can have a significant effect on price.
Can you believe that 2019 is just around the corner? With another month done, there has been a ton going on in the colored diamond world. This month, we take a look at some of the most rare colored diamond discoveries (including red and brown diamonds!). There also were plenty of auctions that occurred during the month, including a record breaking sale! Without further delay, let's begin.
As investors, you are constantly on the lookout for assets that show the greatest stability and potential for high returns. With the price of diamonds increasing exponentially in the last 2 decades, is there opportunity in investing in these colored stones? Can their prices rise even higher? And if yes, how much higher can they get?
They say that the colors have emotional attributions to them. The color blue denotes intelligence, trust, and serenity, among others. The true science behind color and emotion is complicated, but most can agree that blue is one of the most dominant colors. This is particularly true when it comes to diamonds.
Although rare, there have been instances when the GIA will issue a report that will include a very distinct term, a term that is not seen on general official reports for colored diamonds.
The term we are referring to is “blocked stone.” Have you ever seen this on one of your reports? Have you ever wondered what this might actually mean? Let’s dig in together and find out.
It is a known fact that natural fancy blue diamonds are among the rarest, most beautiful, and sought after stones worldwide. Additionally, blue stones with favorable overtones, deep saturation, crystal clarity, and exquisite craftsmanship are on a whole other level, appearing once in a blue moon.
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.
Sotheby’s held their Autumn Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Sale last week, October 3rd, in Hong Kong. Synonymous with quality and value, the auction house managed to deliver once again by hosting a spectacular selection of rare colored diamonds.
Let's take a look at some of our top picks (and coincidentally, the top 5 most expensive colored diamonds sold.) Without further delay, let’s begin.