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

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: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, chameleon diamonds

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: Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds

Colored Diamonds Growing as an Alternative Investment

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/20/18 9:39 AM

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

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

How Much Higher Can Fancy Colored Diamonds Prices Go?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/25/18 11:08 AM

As investors, you are constantly on the lookout for assets that show the greatest stability and potential for high returns. With the price of diamonds increasing exponentially in the last 2 decades, is there opportunity in investing in these colored stones? Can their prices rise even higher? And if yes, how much higher can they get? 

In this article we will be looking at:

  • How diamond rarity translates to value
  • What we can learn about market demand and the industry by examining the Argyle Tender
  • Final thoughts on the future of colored diamond prices
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Topics: Alternative Investments, pink diamonds, red diamonds, colored diamonds, Argyle Mine

How Naturally Colored Diamonds Are Valued

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/25/18 9:08 AM

What determines the value of a diamond? As is true with their colorless counterparts, naturally colored diamonds are valued by taking into consideration the 4C’s, with arguably the most important being their Color.

In this article we will be looking at:

  • The determining factors of a colored diamond's price
    • Hue
    • Tone
    • Saturation
  • How rarity affect's price per carat
  • Examples of which colors sell for the highest price per carat

 

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds

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