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Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

Famous Pink Diamonds: The Argyle Pink Jubilee

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/12/18 9:02 AM
Not all of the great and famous diamonds of the world are accounted for in auction houses or reside in the collections of crown jewels that reflect the grandeur of empires gone by. 
One such gem is the Argyle Pink Jubilee; one the most spectacular stones we have ever seen. This diamond is one of the most captivating stones ever unearthed, and a stunning example of the diamond cutter’s masterful fusion of art and high technology. Let's find out a little more about this truly amazing gem.
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Topics: History, pink diamonds

Arpege Diamonds Presents "Famous Diamonds, Moussaieff Red"

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/15/18 9:01 AM

Arpege Diamonds celebrates the next installment of our Famous Diamond Series with a very rare and beautiful gem, the Moussaief Red Diamond. 

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Let's find out what is so special about this stone, and why it has earned its place on the list of the most famous diamonds of all time.

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Topics: History, red diamonds, Moussaieff Red

The High Cost of Mining Colored Diamonds Impacts Availability

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/14/17 8:45 AM

Diamonds not only symbolize wealth and power, but are also the common symbol of love and devotion. In five thousand years of recorded history, many diamonds have been discovered. However, there may be no greater period for diamond mining than the last 200 years. Even in just the last 60 years, some of the largest mines have been discovered.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, History

Where Do Colored Diamonds Come From? - The Largest Contributors & Their Top Mines

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/12/17 8:59 AM

There are not that many colored diamond mines in the world. In fact, it’s estimated that there are around 50 viable mines in operation and around 30 that are inactive. However, with increasing demand for diamonds not only as jewelry, but for scientific investment and industrial use, that is changing. 

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Topics: History

Colored Diamond Auctions: The Best of Sotheby’s

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/26/17 9:21 AM

Sotheby’s is one of the most recognizable names in auction houses. Each year, Sotheby’s hosts a number of scintillating colored diamond auctions. Throughout the years, Sotheby’s has broken record after record when it comes to these colored diamond sales. In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the most notable record holders to date.


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Topics: History

The Arpège Tribute to the Brilliant Yellow Diamonds (Pt.1)

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/1/17 9:29 AM

The next installment of Arpège’s Tribute to Colored Diamonds is here, and this time it is dedicated to the brilliant yellow diamonds. In this first part of our tribute we will be exploring the reasons behind their brilliant color, the meaning of a “Canary Yellow”, how florescence affects price, and finally where these stones can be found.

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Topics: History

The Arpege Tribute to the Brilliant Blue Diamonds (Part 2)

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/7/17 10:51 AM

Blue diamonds are one of the most beautiful colored diamonds in the world. They yield some of the highest prices ever paid for a colored diamond and are constantly in high demand. If you haven’t read the first part of our tribute to blue diamonds; you can click here to read it. In the second part of our tribute we will be exploring the history behind four of our favorite blue diamonds.

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Topics: History, blue diamonds

Arpège Diamonds Presents:  2016's Best of Colored Diamonds – Part 1

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/3/17 7:43 PM

2016 was an incredible year for the world of naturally colored diamonds and Arpège Diamonds has been there all year to share it with you.  Now as we reflect back on 2016, we share our Top 10 posts of the year.  We will present this retrospective to you in two parts.  This one, part one, will start with number 10 through 6. Be sure to check back for part two which presents the remaining top 5! 

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Topics: History

Three Record Breaking Yellow Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 12/20/16 8:00 AM

Yellow diamonds are among the more frequently discovered hues of colored diamonds. Don’t mistake this to mean that their discovery is a common occurrence, as even the most common colored diamonds are still a rarity. In this article, we will discuss three larger than life yellow diamonds that made the record books both for their size and beauty.

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Topics: History, Yellow Diamonds

The Rich History of Colored Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 12/13/16 8:00 AM

Diamonds have been recognized for their beauty and value for thousands of years. The history of how and where diamonds first developed reveals a story as intricate as the diamonds themselves. In this piece, we will uncover some of the lesser known history of colorless and colored diamonds.

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Topics: History


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