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Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

How to Tell if Your Diamonds Are Real: Pt.2

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/7/18 9:35 AM

Welcome to part 2 of our "How to Tell if Your Diamond is Real" series. In part 1, we saw how you can run some tests from the comfort of your home. While convenient, most of these test are not conclusive. If you want to be 100% certain for your diamond's authenticity, the best thing you can do is seek the expertise of a seasoned gemologist.

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So what methods do the experts use to test for authenticity, and what can we learn from them?

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Topics: Diamonds, colored diamonds, Alternative Investments

Pink Diamonds - Year by Year Price Review

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/1/18 9:10 AM

Arpège Diamonds is a seller of many types of colored diamonds, but none are more central to the brand than pink diamonds. These stones perfectly capture the beauty and luxury that colored diamonds have to offer.

Not only do they make wonderful additions to any jewelry collection, they also prove to be an amazing investment opportunity as their demand and value have shown significant growth in the past 3 decades.

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Topics: pink diamonds, colored diamonds

How to Tell if Your Diamonds Are Real: Pt.1

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/24/18 10:39 AM

Diamonds, be it colorless or colored, are all assets to be admired. They are so rare, mesmerizing, and breathtaking that we often spend thousands or even millions to acquire them. The question is, how do we know that the asset we invested our money in is genuine? (Assuming we don't have a certification.)

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In this 2 part series, we will be going over how to assess if a diamond is truly natural, or a synthetic "impostor." 

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, Diamonds

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.

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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

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.

 

 

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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.

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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