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Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

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

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 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

The 7 Highest Auction Prices Paid For Colored Diamonds In The Last 7 Years

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/20/18 9:06 AM

Nothing shows the true value of an asset more than its demand and investors’ willingness to pay astronomical amounts to acquire it. In the last decade alone, we’ve seen records being shattered one after the other in the diamond industry, with stones so beautiful one could argue they belong among the stars above.

To pay tribute to these magnificent gems, we’ve compiled a list with the 7 highest auction sales of the past 7 years.

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Topics: Famous Diamonds, colored diamonds, Record Breaking

4 Things You Need If You Want To Invest In Fancy Colored Diamonds

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

Fancy Colored Diamonds can truly be top grade investments, and much like fine art, the more unique the piece the higher the value; especially if you have the patience to wait for the opportune moment to sell. It is then, and only then, that you can realize truly astronomical returns on your investment.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Things to Know, colored diamonds

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

5 Facts About Red Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/11/18 9:07 AM

Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. When it comes to gems, the rarer, the more expensive the diamond is. Their values are based on other factors including clarity and color. Red diamonds are among the rarest stones in the world. They’re so rare in fact, that it is thought that only 30 true gem quality red diamonds are known to exist. 

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Topics: Things to Know, red diamonds, colored diamonds

10 Facts About Black Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/4/18 8:00 AM

With their vibrant colors and breathtaking beauty, fancy colored diamonds have long been the centerpiece at auctions and museums. There is one category of gem however, that is a bit less "prevalent"; pure black diamonds.

Once thought to be an ancient curse, black diamonds have an interesting history. Did you know any of these 10 facts about black diamonds?

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Topics: Things to Know, black diamonds, colored diamonds

Which Colored Diamonds Should I Invest In?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/16/18 1:58 PM

After stressing the advantages of considering fancy colored diamonds as alternative investments, many of you contacted us and asked us which colored diamond category you should invest in accordance to your budget. Since this is one of our most frequently asked questions, we figured it was high time we shed some light on the matter.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds

How to Spot Stones That Are Not Real Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/14/18 9:36 AM

While diamonds have been steadily gaining ground as powerful alternative investments, there is still great uncertainty when it comes to distinguishing them from other precious gems. In 2 previous posts, we looked at various test that can be made to assess a diamond's authenticity. These ranged from assessments that could be made from the comfort of your own home, or at a lab by an experienced gemologist.

In this article we will be testing for differences between real diamonds and cubic zirconium, white sapphire, moissanite, white topaz, and of course synthetic diamonds. Let’s begin!

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, Diamonds