Diamonds are one of those unique investments that can be purchased in one currency and sold in another, providing a hedge against inflation that devalues the purchasing currency. Like we’ve mentioned in previous articles, diamonds are tangible investments that are highly portable, easy to store, and of course wearable.
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Arpège Diamonds continues the exploration of some of the most famous diamonds in history. In this installment of the Famous Diamond Series, we will be taking a look at the breathtaking Sweet Josephine.
Diamonds not only symbolize wealth and power, but are also the common symbol of love and devotion. In five thousand years of recorded history, many diamonds have been discovered. However, there may be no greater period for diamond mining than the last 200 years. Even in just the last 60 years, some of the largest mines have been discovered.
Colored diamonds make up an extremely tiny fraction of all the diamonds ever mined. Approximately, 1 out of 10,000 carats mined is colored. Values for colored diamonds can run into the millions, whether they are loose or mounted in jewelry. Of these colors, yellow is perhaps the most common category, so let’s dig into some facts about these magnificent stones.
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.
Arpège Diamonds is pleased to present this month's colored diamond news. Some key points from October included more information on the new Argyle Tender collection, another blue diamond sale by Bonhams auction, and more!
Nowadays museums across the world have a plethora of faceted gems on display, but more often than not, they are a part of the exhibits on mineralogy. Why aren't these famous colored diamonds being displayed as art? One such stone that truly deserves praise for its beauty is the Golden Empress yellow diamond. It might even leave its mark in history...
The eponymous Graff Diamonds Company was founded in 1960 by Laurence Graff and soon became known as one of the premier diamond houses of the world. He was principally known only to most rarefied of buyers such as the Sultan of Brunei, Elizabeth Taylor, members of the Royal House of Saud, and an assortment of billionaires. As such, Mr. Graff has held some of the most expensive colored diamonds, such as the Graff Pink.
When we think of buying a colored diamond, our mind pictures magnificent jewels set in high quality pendants, rings, necklaces, and earrings. While purchasing a set stone may be appealing and can save some time and hassle, is it the best option?
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.