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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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The Heart of Eternity Blue Diamond: Origin & History

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/7/17 9:18 AM

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.

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Topics: History

Argyle Tender 2017: The Custodians Of Rare Beauty

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/5/17 8:42 AM

It is time once again for the annual Argyle Tender!  This is an exquisite event held annually by Rio Tinto, owner of the Argyle mine showcasing some of the world's most exclusive fancy colored diamonds originating from that mine. To get a taste of the showcase, check out the 2016, Chroma Collection here.

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Topics: The Annual Tender

Colored Diamond News From August 2017

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/30/17 8:56 AM

August was full of colored diamond news from around the world! This month included new diamond discoveries, a brief history of pink diamonds, investment tips, and much more!  Arpège Diamonds is pleased to present this month's colored diamonds news.

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8 Colored Diamonds Facts You Don't Want To Miss

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/24/17 9:08 AM

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But did you know they’re also an investor’s best friend? They limited supply and rarity of specific colors has caused record-breaking colored diamond sales. Here’s eight colored diamonds facts you should know. 

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A Look Back At The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/22/17 8:49 AM

The Rio Tinto Argyle Pink Diamond Tender is one of the most exclusive events in the diamond world. The annual tender began more than 30 years ago and has auctioned off hundreds of diamonds throughout the years. Each year, the tender invites a select number of lucky attendees who have the means and the interest to invest in these precious gems. Many of the attendees are diamond dealers, while a select few are high-net worth investors. The Tender has previews throughout the world, generally for about a month before bidding closes.

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