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Color Modifiers in Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Do They Affect Value?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/22/19 9:07 AM

Last year, we posted an article emphasizing the difference between color modifiers and undertones and how different hues impact diamond value. If you haven’t already, check it out here.

In that article, we spent most of our time analyzing how different undertones affected pricing and possible reasons behind why they are not included in GIA reports. This time, we will be taking a closer look at color modifiers and exploring how different modifiers can affect a diamond’s value, as well as some exceptions to these rules.

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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment

Which Colored Diamonds Should I Invest In?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/17/19 9:36 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, colored diamonds

The 10 Most Expensive Diamonds from 2018

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/8/19 10:56 AM

2018 came and went, and while no diamond managed to break the record set by the Pink Star during 2017, there were plenty jaw dropping stones that managed to “wow” audiences and set headlines in the year that passed.

The Pink Legacy Diamond

The top diamonds sold during 2018 were:

  • A 50.47 Carat Colorless Diamond Ring, by Harry Winston
  • The Fancy Intense Blue Diamond Ring
  • The Farnese Blue Diamond
  • A 50.39 Carat Colorless Diamond Ring
  • A 51.71 Carat Colorless Diamond Ring
  • The Pink Diamond Heart Pendant
  • A 5 Carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring
  • The Bulgary Blue Diamond Ring
  • The Moussaieff Blue and Pink Diamond Necklace
  • The Pink Legacy Diamond

 

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Topics: Sotheby's, Christie's, colored diamonds, Alternative Investments

Need To Know: How To Invest In Fancy Colored Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/3/19 9:31 AM

Investments come in all types of forms. From real estate and stocks, to crude oil and gold. But did you know that another fast-growing form of investment is within the world of naturally colored diamonds?

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds

The 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Chameleon Diamonds Answered

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 12/11/18 10:52 AM

By now we all know that colored diamonds can come in all the colors of the spectrum, but... did you know that there is a diamond category that can change its color?

 

These stones are more famously known as chameleon diamonds, and in this article we will be answering the 9 most common questions regarding these beautiful and enigmatic stones.

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Topics: colored diamonds, chameleon diamonds, Alternative Investments

Comparing Colored Diamonds to 4 Other Tangible Assets

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/27/18 9:27 AM

With more and more people wanting to secure their wealth, investors have started looking towards alternative, tangible investments such as gold and fine art; but what about diamonds and especially colored diamonds?

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Topics: Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds, Alternative Investments

Colored Diamonds Investment - 6 Tips You Need To Know

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/20/18 9:24 AM

After publishing 3 Reasons You Should Consider Fancy Colored Diamonds, the logical progression would be to share tips and tricks for those who wish to begin investing in colored diamonds. Thus we've compiled a list of 6 diamond investing tips every beginner should know. 


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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds

The Pink Legacy: Another Record Shattering Pink Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/15/18 9:29 AM

On November 13, Christie's presented the largest Fancy Vivid Pink diamond to ever be offered at it's auction. While this sounds like a remarkable feat on its own, the stone went on to shatter the world record for highest price paid per carat for a diamond of its caliber, essentially dethroning the Pink Promise.

 

Image Source: Christie's

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Topics: pink diamonds, Christies Auction, colored diamonds, Alternative Investments

GIA Report: What You Need To Look For

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/13/18 9:43 AM

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.

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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, GIA

The 2018 Argyle Tender: A Complete Analysis

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/8/18 10:27 AM

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.

Image credit: Rio Tinto

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!

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Topics: Alternative Investments, pink diamonds, Argyle Mine

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