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Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

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

Black Diamond Spotlight: The Amsterdam Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/7/17 8:29 AM

For many years colored diamond heavyweights such as reds, blues, pinks and greens have often overshadowed black diamonds. In recent years however, more and more diamond enthusiasts and investors have been turning their attention towards these captivating black stones and have begun showing them the love that they deserve.

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Topics: History, black diamonds

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 Dresden Green: The Most Historic Green Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/16/17 10:38 AM

Every holiday has a unique theme and coloring surrounding their festivities. Apart from their spiritual value, these celebratory events that come around once every year help us leave the routine of our everyday lives behind, and “feel the moment” with our loved ones.

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Topics: History, green diamond, Dresden Green, Historic Diamonds

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

The $5 Million Colored Diamond Club

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/25/16 8:05 AM

Colored diamonds have been gaining attention by collectors and investors for decades. The value of colored diamonds is determined through a variety of factors, including standard things like their carat weight and clarity, but some diamonds gain extra value through their provenance. Many of these colored diamonds have passed through the hands of royalty, nobleman, and celebrities. Colored diamonds that have previously belonged to famous owners tend to bring in even higher price tags at auction. In this article, we will discuss 5 diamonds that have sold for more than $5 million at auction in the last 30 years.

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Topics: History


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