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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, colored diamonds, 4Cs

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: Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds, 4Cs

The Most Famous Pink Diamonds in the World

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/10/18 9:01 AM

It is well known that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but when it comes to the rarest stones in the world, women aren’t the only ones fascinated by these precious gems.

Apart from their captivating beauty, and truly stunning hue; it has been estimated that pink stones account for only .0001% of all diamonds mined. This is enough to make them one of the most sought after variety of colored diamonds in the world.

 

From record-breaking diamonds to stones that once belonged to royalty; let's quickly look at the history and characteristics of some of the most famous pink diamonds in the world.

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Topics: History, pink diamonds, colored diamonds

History of Famous Colored Diamonds: The Regent Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/5/18 9:15 AM

Just like most other world famous diamonds we’ve covered, the Regent diamond too has a very interesting past. Join us as we discover the unique and fascinating history of this diamond, which spans over 300 years.

 

 

Image Source: Louvre.fr

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Topics: Famous Diamonds, 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

What Is A White Diamond?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/26/18 8:18 AM

During the past 2 decades, colored diamonds have steadily been breaking records at auction houses with pinks, blues, reds, and greens turning the head of investors and collectors alike. There is one category that has not gotten the attention it deserves, white diamonds. Yes, white (not to be confused with colorless). Let’s try to understand more about the remarkable hue.

Image Source: GIA

 

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Topics: colored diamonds, white diamonds

Fancy Colored Diamonds: What Does Their Color Really Mean?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/21/18 8:15 AM

We often see the terms Fancy Colored Diamonds (FCD) in auctions, on certificates, in articles, and in collections but what does this really mean?

In this article let's explore what a Fancy Colored Diamond truly is, the colors they can come in, and their distinction between fancy diamonds.

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Topics: colored diamonds

Do You Have This Alternative Investment Asset In Your Portfolio?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/14/18 9:04 AM

With so many socio-economic upheavals, great speculation has risen regarding the safest asset choice for investors. In this post, Arpège Diamonds compares natural colored diamond investments to 3, more traditional, investment alternatives. Let's see how they compare. 

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds

Christie's Auction Results: Our Top Colored Diamond Picks

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/7/18 8:20 AM

Among the auctions that took place during the month of May, Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale was probably the one with the most mesmerizing lots. The pieces that were offered could easily be described as “art” and had very optimistic pre-auction estimates.

 

Image Source: Christie’s

So how did the auction go? Let's take a look at the top two pieces sold, by price, as well as 2 other honorable mentions that belonged to our favorite lots.

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Topics: colored diamonds

Philips Auction: Our Top Colored Diamond Picks

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/5/18 8:02 AM

On the 28th of  May, Philips held their Jewels and Jadeite auction in Hong Kong, and we have to say it had some pretty remarkable lots. In this article we go over our top picks.

 

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Topics: colored diamonds

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