Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Modifiers and Undertones Affect Price

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/23/17 9:49 AM

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.

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Topics: Things to Know

Fancy Colored Diamonds: Cutting Techniques From Around the World

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/21/17 9:51 AM

Throughout the years, cultural identities and traditions contributed to the emergence of unique stylistic preferences and patterns. In turn, these influences yielded distinctions in the way diamonds are polished and cut among different continents. Such characteristics are often subtle, and while they do not affect the stone’s overall value, they help investors, collectors, and enthusiasts (especially those seasoned enough to pick up on these nuances) gain a better understanding of their diamond’s history and cutting origin.

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The Dresden Green: The Most Historic Green Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/16/17 10:38 AM

Every holiday has a unique theme and coloring surrounding their festivities. Apart from their spiritual value, these celebratory events that come around once every year help us leave the routine of our everyday lives behind, and “feel the moment” with our loved ones.

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Topics: History

Recapping The 2017 Oscars - Who Was Wearing Colored Diamonds?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/14/17 9:56 AM

The focus of this blog is typically related to Fancy Colored Diamonds. However, from time to time we will deviate to add something of topical interest.  After seeing the artistry and true magnificence of the pieces worn by nominees, models, and presenters, we could not help ourselves to compile a list with 9 of our favorite red carpet appearances.

As opposed to most critics, we will not be looking at the way these celebrities were dressed, conversely we will be taking a look at their jewelry.

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Topics: Things to Know

Need To Know: How To Invest In Colored Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/9/17 9:17 AM

Investments come in all types of forms. From real estate and stocks, to crude oil and gold. Another fast growing form of investment is within the world of naturally colored diamonds.

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The Arpege Tribute to the Brilliant Blue Diamonds (Part 2)

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/7/17 10:51 AM

Blue diamonds are one of the most beautiful colored diamonds in the world. They yield some of the highest prices ever paid for a colored diamond and are constantly in high demand. If you haven’t read the first part of our tribute to blue diamonds; you can click here to read it. In the second part of our tribute we will be exploring the history behind four of our favorite blue diamonds.

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Topics: History

The Arpege Tribute to the Brilliant Blue Diamonds (Part 1)

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/2/17 9:09 AM

Blue diamonds; they are beautiful, in high demand and have yielded some of the highest prices ever paid for colored diamonds.  In this tribute, we will explore all three and more.  Since there is so much to dig into, we will split our post into two parts.  Part 1 (this post) will focus on what gives theses stones their color, their unique attributes versus other colored diamonds, where these diamonds come from, and finally begin to examine how the value of these stones has changed in the past decade.

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February Colored Diamonds News

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/28/17 8:09 AM

February was filled with colored diamond news from around the world, including some amazing auctions, Valentine’s Day specials, diamond trends, and more! This month, Arpège Diamonds is pleased to present the February edition of colored diamonds news.

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Topics: Things to Know

4 Exceptional Colored Diamonds At The Rare Brilliance Exhibit

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/23/17 10:35 AM

If you are a diamond enthusiast and live in the US, you will have the opportunity to experience 4 extremely rare and breathtaking pieces that will be displayed in the “Gem and Mineral Hall” of the Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles, CA.

Organized in partnership with L.J. West Diamonds, the “Diamonds: Rare Brilliance” exhibit will be available for all to admire from December 16, 2016, through March 19, 2017.  

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The Most Valuable Naturally Colored Diamonds of 2016

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/21/17 9:57 AM

A year ago in our article “Record-Setting Colored Diamond Sales in 2015” we had predicted that it would be very hard (impossible even), for future auctions and tenders to surpass the ones we experienced in 2015. It is a great pleasure to announce that we were wrong.

2016 was an incredible year with a wide array of record breaking diamonds of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Below are the most notable mentions.

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Topics: Things to Know


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