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Best of the Best: Red Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/7/16 8:00 AM

 

Red diamonds are as beautiful as they are rare. Throughout history, only a handful of red diamonds have every come across the auction block. The winners of these auctions have seen their investment multiply year over year. In this piece, we will talk about some of the most famous red diamonds every discovered, and a few interesting facts about red diamonds.

 

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Topics: History

Famous Pink Diamonds: The Star of the South

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/24/16 8:00 AM

Arpege Diamonds continues its journey for some of the world’s most famous diamonds in history. Its newest addition to the Famous Diamond Series is the powerful story of the Star of the South diamond. 

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Topics: History

Famous Blue Diamonds: The Wittelsbach-Graff

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/18/16 8:00 AM

In its pursuit to find the most historic diamonds of all time, Arpege Diamonds found the legendary Wittelsbach-Graff. This 31.06- carat blue diamond has become famous not just because of its size, color, or clarity, but rather for its history within European royalty.

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Famous Yellow Diamonds: The Allnatt Diamond

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

The Allnatt Diamond is the latest addition to Arpege Diamonds’ search for the most famous diamonds of all time. This breathtaking fancy vivid yellow diamond weighs 101.29 carats and was graded by the Gemological Institute of America as one with VS2 clarity. This clarity rating indicates that its inclusions are minor and extremely challenging to see, even with a microscope. It is extremely rare for diamonds of larger size to have such a high clarity grading, making the Allnatt Diamond distinctive from its counterparts. The true origin of this stone is unknown however, it is believed to have been unearthed in the De Beers Premier Mine in South Africa due to its similarities with other diamonds from that area.

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Famous Yellow Diamonds: The Sun-Drop

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/25/16 8:00 AM

Fancy yellow diamonds continue to sell at record setting prices as now, more than ever, diamond enthusiasts are recognizing the true potential of this captivating color. Arpege Diamonds’ latest addition to the Famous Diamond Series is the larger than life Sun-Drop diamond. 

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Topics: History

Famous Blue Diamonds: The Heart of Eternity

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/19/16 12:33 PM

Through its continuous search for the world’s most famous diamonds, Arpege Diamonds came across the exquisitely beautiful Heart of Eternity Diamond. Fancy blue diamonds obtain their stunning blue color through the presence of boron in the crystal structure of the diamond. Often the blue color is modified by gray or black resulting in a grayish blue diamond such as the Hope Blue diamond, others may even appear to be all white due to the unevenness of the blue color. Discovering a stone with intense saturated blue color has become an extreme rarity of Earth, one of which is the Heart of Eternity.

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Arpege Diamonds Presents: The Martian Pink Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/12/16 8:00 AM

Arpege Diamonds continues its quest to find the most famous diamonds ever to be unearthed. Our latest installment of the Famous Diamond Series is the enchanting Martian Pink Diamond. 

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Topics: History

Arpege Diamonds Presents Famous Green Diamonds: Aurora Green Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/23/16 8:00 AM

Arpege Diamonds is proud to present the history of one of the most famous green diamonds ever discovered, the record-setting Aurora Green Diamond. Explore the history of this stone and learn how it traveled from the mine to the auction block.

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Two Famous Colorless Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/17/16 8:00 AM

It's no secret that diamonds are made out of highly organized carbon molecules. Geologist suggest that these stones formed anywhere from one to three billion years ago. Diamonds are made by pressing carbon dioxide at 725,000 pounds per square inch, 100 miles below the surface of the earth. At this depth, temperatures reach over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. After quickly being pushed back to the surface of the earth, a diamond is formed.

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The World's Most Famous Green Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/14/16 8:00 AM

In the rough state, there are three different types of green diamonds. These include a crystal shaped stone with a shade of green similar to that in a swimming pool, a stone with a dark green outer layer, and a stone with a smooth yellowish-green color. The first two types of stones typically lose their green hue after being cut and polished. Only the third type of green diamond is sold as a true fancy colored diamond.

For an updated version of our tribute to green diamonds, click here

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Topics: History

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