Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

What To Look For In A Diamond Investment

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/22/17 9:04 AM

Having compared a plethora of tangible assets in one of our previous article, you may now see potential opportunity in a new diamond investment. A big question arises however, how can you determine “investment grade diamonds” from the rest? Arpège Diamonds is here to help.

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The Crater of Diamonds State Park: The Perfect Excursion

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/15/17 9:00 AM

If you are looking for potential ideas for a father’s day excursion, why not plan a trip to the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas? You never know, it just might turn out to be more than just a bonding experience with your father.

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Did You Know These 32 Colored Diamonds Facts?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/18/17 9:10 AM

Colored diamonds come in all different shapes, sizes, and clarity. They also serve as a form of alternative investment; a treasure asset many investors are turning to. Did you also know they get their color from structural and chemical impurities? With so many interesting elements, let's take a look into 32 colored diamond facts.

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Why Colored Diamonds Are The Investment You're Looking For

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/25/17 9:11 AM

On April 4, 2017, history was made in the fancy colored diamond world. The Pink Star, now known as the CTF Pink Star, sold for $71.2 million dollars in less than 5 minutes.

In recent years, deals such as the sale of the Pink Star have been taking all around the world. Colored diamonds like the Pink Star get their hue from chemical impurities such as boron, nitrogen, and even hydrogen. These chemicals get trapped in the diamond’s formation for over millions of years and are now a part of the investing industry. 

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GIA Report: What You Need To Look For

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/20/17 9:02 AM

As diamond enthusiasts, collectors, and investors, it's only natural you want to know that you're getting exactly what you paid for. It's therefore a smart choice to always request for and verify the authentication of your diamond’s GIA certificate upon purchase.

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Color Modifiers in Fancy Colored Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/18/17 9:56 AM

Last month, we posted an article emphasizing the difference between color modifiers and undertones and how different hues impact diamond value. If you haven’t already, check it out here.

In that article we spent most of our time analyzing how different undertones affected pricing and possible reasons behind why they are not included in GIA reports. This time, as per your requests, we will be taking a closer look to color modifiers and exploring how different modifiers can affect a diamond’s value, as well as some exceptions to these rules.

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Colored Diamonds Investment: Comparison To Gold

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/13/17 10:37 AM

In recent years, colored diamonds have become more and more popular. Not only are these stones beautiful, but they also provide immense value for investors. In fact, colored diamonds have not reported any major depreciation in over 37 years. 

Arpège Diamonds kicks off this series by comparing fancy colored diamonds to gold investments. In the upcoming weeks, be sure to look out for more in-depth comparisons between colored diamonds and other common investments.

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$71 Million! Record Breaking Pink Diamond Sale

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/11/17 10:30 AM

Records are meant to be broken, right? On April 4, 2017 that’s exactly what happened. This pink diamond became the most expensive stone ever sold.

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Green Diamonds - Everything You Want To Know (Part 2)

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/6/17 9:55 AM

In this, the second part of our two-part post dedicated to radiant green diamonds, we will explore some of history's most famous greens.  If you missed the first part of this series, you can access it here, we explore a variety of key attributes starting with how these stones get their majestic color along with how certain secondary color modifiers positively affect value

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Green Diamonds - Everything You Wanted To Know (Part 1)

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/4/17 9:53 AM

As opposed to pink, blue, and yellow diamonds that have been dominating auction blocks for the past 40 years, green diamonds have made relatively few appearances. While lack of supply is the main contributing factor, other factors such as “underestimation” may be at fault as well. In a two-part series, we'll share insight regarding some of history's most beautiful and significant green diamonds.

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