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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.

 

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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

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, Argyle Mine, red diamonds, pink diamonds, colored diamonds

The Most Famous Blue Diamonds in the World

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/23/18 9:42 AM

They say that the colors have emotional attributions to them. The color blue denotes intelligence, trust, and serenity, among others. The true science behind color and emotion is complicated, but most can agree that blue is one of the most dominant colors. This is particularly true when it comes to diamonds.

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Topics: blue diamonds, Hope Blue Diamond, Wittelsbach-Graff, Historic Diamonds, colored diamonds, Heart of Eternity Diamond

What is a Blocked Stone in a GIA Report?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/18/18 9:12 AM

Although rare, there have been instances when the GIA will issue a report that will include a very distinct term, a term that is not seen on general official reports for colored diamonds.

 

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The term we are referring to is “blocked stone.” Have you ever seen this on one of your reports? Have you ever wondered what this might actually mean? Let’s dig in together and find out.

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Topics: colored diamonds, Rough Diamonds, GIA

Red Diamonds – Everything You Wanted To Know (Part 2)

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/11/18 10:09 AM

Red diamonds are among the most beautiful and rare diamonds ever to be discovered. They are so scarce that only about 30 such stones have been documented to exist and only a handful have ever made an appearance in auctions.

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Topics: red diamonds, History, colored diamonds

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

Red Diamonds – Everything You Wanted To Know (Part 1)

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/7/18 10:14 AM

It is without a doubt that red diamonds are among the most captivating and magnificent stones ever to be found. Their color is a representation of love, passion, and strength, and is of such immense rarity that only an estimated 30 pure red stones have ever been found.

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Topics: red diamonds, Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds

Should I Invest In Loose Or Set Colored Diamonds?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/3/18 9:09 AM

When we think of buying a colored diamond, our mind pictures magnificent jewels set in high quality pendants, rings, necklaces, and earrings. While purchasing a set stone may be appealing and can save some time and hassle, is it the best option?

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Topics: colored diamonds, Alternative Investments, Diamond Investing

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: colored diamonds, Colored Diamond Investment, Alternative Investments

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