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What To Look For In A Diamond Investment

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/22/17 9:04 AM

Having compared a plethora of tangible assets in one of our previous article, you may now see potential opportunity in a new diamond investment. A big question arises however, how can you determine “investment grade diamonds” from the rest? Arpège Diamonds is here to help.

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Topics: Things to Know

3 Reasons You Should Consider Fancy Colored Diamonds Investment

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/20/17 9:01 AM

Ever since the global financial crisis reached its peak in 2012, many investors have turned their attention to tangible assets in hopes of greater monetary stability and security. Among gold, oil, real estate, antiques, wines, fine arts, and classic cars; Fancy Colored Diamonds (FCD) have gained significant popularity as a viable alternative investment.

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Topics: Alternative Investments

The Crater of Diamonds State Park: The Perfect Excursion

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/15/17 9:00 AM

If you are looking for potential ideas for a father’s day excursion, why not plan a trip to the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas? You never know, it just might turn out to be more than just a bonding experience with your father.

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Topics: Things to Know

Colored Diamonds: The Next Wave Of Investments

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/13/17 8:58 AM

More and more, investors are looking into colored diamonds as an investment. The values of these stones continue to grow, and are projected to continue to do so. To put things into perspective, the record sale price for key colored diamonds was shattered again in 2017! 

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Recapping Christie's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Sale

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/8/17 8:56 AM

For those interested in being up to date on grand auctions, the Christies Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Sale took place last Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Gathering an approximate $80 million, the spring sale was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center’s Convention Hall and featured a total of 279 lots including colored and colorless diamond, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, pearls, and much more.

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The Arpège Tribute to the Brilliant Yellow Diamonds Pt.2

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/6/17 10:54 AM

The second part of our Tribute to the Brilliant Yellow Diamonds is dedicated to the history and characteristics of our favorite yellow diamonds. In no particular order, here are 6 breathtaking yellow diamonds that left their mark in history. 

If you haven't checked out part one to our tribute, you can click here.   

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Topics: Yellow Diamonds

The Arpège Tribute to the Brilliant Yellow Diamonds (Pt.1)

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/1/17 9:29 AM

The next installment of Arpège’s Tribute to Colored Diamonds is here, and this time it is dedicated to the brilliant yellow diamonds. In this first part of our tribute we will be exploring the reasons behind their brilliant color, the meaning of a “Canary Yellow”, how florescence affects price, and finally where these stones can be found.

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Topics: History

Colored Diamond News From May 2017

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/30/17 8:54 AM

May was full of colored diamond news from around the world! This month included another record breaking auction in Geneva, helpful tips on investing in colored diamonds, and much more!  Arpège Diamonds is pleased to present this month's colored diamonds news.

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Topics: Non Investment Information

The Beautiful Orange Diamond: One Of History's Unique Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/25/17 9:38 AM

While The Orange Diamond is one of the most significant finds in the history of fancy colored diamonds, there is little to no information regarding its early history. Virtually nothing is known about the mine it was excavated from (although it is thought to be located in South Africa), the date it was discovered, the characteristics of the initial rough, and the person or company responsible for processing and cutting the stone to its present state.

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Topics: Insider

The Most Expensive Earrings Ever Sold

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/23/17 8:59 AM

On May 16, the Mandarin Oriental (Geneva) hosted Sotheby’s spring sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Sotheby’s auctions are known for presenting breathtaking pieces and this year was no exception. Both Sessions were filled with a wonderful variation of magnificent diamonds and gemstones originating from Kashmir, Colombia, and Burma; as well as signed jewelry pieces from iconic houses such as Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Lacloche, and Schlumberger.

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