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Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Modifiers and Undertones Affect Price

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/6/18 1:48 PM

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, Colored Diamond Investment

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Highlights: Top 5 Lots

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/9/18 9:44 AM

Sotheby’s held their Autumn Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Sale last week, October 3rd, in Hong Kong. Synonymous with quality and value, the auction house managed to deliver once again by hosting a spectacular selection of rare colored diamonds.

 

 

Let's take a look at some of our top picks (and coincidentally, the top 5 most expensive colored diamonds sold.) Without further delay, let’s begin.

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Topics: colored diamonds, blue diamonds, Sotheby's, Colored Diamond Investment, Colored Diamond News

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 including the three main characteristics of color (hue, tone, and saturation,) and how rarity affect's price per carat. Let's begin.

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Topics: colored diamonds, Colored Diamond Investment, Alternative Investments

How Will Investing In Colored Diamonds Change In The Future?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/13/18 9:06 AM

One of the best ways to determine market demand, and ultimately which diamond colors are best for investing, is to monitor auctions. During the past 3 years, most colored diamonds sold were bought with the intention of investing, meaning that the days of pure “aesthetic appeal” that drove diamond sales are long gone.

Nowadays, investors seek for transparency and high quality stones that will not only show promising concentration of wealth, but also great potential for growth (in value) for the decades to come.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, Colored Diamond Investment

What You Need To Know When Buying A Colored Diamond: Cut and Carat

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/19/18 9:37 AM

Welcome to the third and final part of our 4C series. This time we will be looking at the remaining 2 Cs, Cut and Carat weight.

 

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Topics: Colored Diamond Investment, 4Cs, colored diamonds

What You Need To Know When Buying A Colored Diamond: Clarity

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/12/18 9:06 AM

Welcome to Part 2 of our 4C’s series. Today we will be looking at arguably the second most important C right after color; Clarity.

Image Source: GIA

If you missed Part 1 of our series, containing everything you need to know about a colored diamond's hue, you can find it here

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Topics: 4Cs, Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds

What You Need To Know When Buying A Colored Diamond: Color

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/3/18 9:04 AM

One of the most important factors when considering a colored diamond purchase is education. Despite these gems quickly gaining the attention of collectors and investors alike, there is still some uncertainty when it comes to the actual value of a diamond.

In this 3-part series, we will be going over everything you truly need to know about each of the 4Cs: color, clarity, carat, and cut. Without further delay, let’s begin with the first C; color.

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Topics: Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds

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

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/19/18 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

The Arpège Tribute to the Stunning Purple Diamonds (Part 1)

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/3/18 8:13 AM

In line with our series on colored diamonds, we continue to share our admiration for one of the most beautiful and captivating colors of the spectrum; Purple.

Linked to courage, loyalty, strength, honor, and of course royalty, these gemstones certainly belong among the elites.

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Topics: purple diamonds, Colored Diamond Investment

All The Insight You Need To Know About Fancy Colored Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/22/18 9:08 AM

As you may already know, colored diamonds have been gaining serious momentum as investment alternatives, competing even against assets such as fine arts, wine, classic cars, and precious metals.

It is for this very reason that we want to provide you with all you need to know about each diamond category, so you can make educated decisions on your next purchase/investment.

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Topics: Colored Diamond Investment