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Pink Diamond Prices Expected to Soar at Upcoming Auction

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/10/16 8:00 AM

Natural pink diamonds have been the stars of many auctions in recent years. In 2016, pink diamonds are expected continue breaking records for price per carat.  Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale will be held in Geneva in May of 2016, showcasing an impressive variety of colored diamonds, amongst other jewels.

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Rare Pink Diamond Found in Africa Sells For $10 Million

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/10/16 9:00 AM

An extremely rare and valuable pink diamond weighing 23.16 carats has been recovered by Petra Diamonds Limited from their Williamson mine in Tanzania, Africa and sold for US$10,050,000 million or US$433,938 per carat. Petra described the rough pink diamond as outstanding in color and clarity and its most significant recovery ever from Williamson. It sold at Petra’s December 2015 tender in Antwerp.


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Pink - The Uncommon Diamond Color

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/25/15 9:00 AM

Gem quality diamonds are rare, but among the rarest of all diamonds are pink diamonds. The principal supply of pink diamonds comes from one source, Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in Australia. These gems are naturally desirable for some of the finest jewelry or as pure investment, and new uses for the stones unique composition – such as in Magnetic Resonance Imaging – are being discovered. Larger pink stones such as the Graff Pink or the Princie Diamond are often snapped up by private investors, prestige jewelry makers or investing consortiums and are removed quickly from the market.

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Top Auction Prices for Pink Diamonds.

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/11/15 9:00 AM

According to a recent statement from Sotheby's concerning its May 2015 auction in Geneva, "The market for colored diamonds and precious gemstones has never been stronger and pink diamonds rank among the rarest of all.” In that auction, a historic pink diamond belonging to Princess Mathilde Bonaparte (1820 – 1904) fetched 14.8 million Swiss francs. In a bank vault in Paris since the 1940s, the 8.72 carat stone was one of the highlights among the exceptional offerings.

 
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