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Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

GIA Report: What You Need To Look For

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/13/18 9:43 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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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, GIA

Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Modifiers and Undertones Affect Price

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/6/18 1:48 PM

Whether you’re an investor, collector, or diamond enthusiast, you are well aware that the highest contributing factor for a colored diamond’s value is its hue. In this article we will be examining the difference between a color modifier and an undertone, and how the slightest distinction can have a significant effect on price.

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Topics: Things to Know, Colored Diamond Investment

4 Things You Need If You Want To Invest In Fancy Colored Diamonds

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

Fancy Colored Diamonds can truly be top grade investments, and much like fine art, the more unique the piece the higher the value; especially if you have the patience to wait for the opportune moment to sell. It is then, and only then, that you can realize truly astronomical returns on your investment.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Things to Know, colored diamonds

5 Facts About Red Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/11/18 9:07 AM

Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. When it comes to gems, the rarer, the more expensive the diamond is. Their values are based on other factors including clarity and color. Red diamonds are among the rarest stones in the world. They’re so rare in fact, that it is thought that only 30 true gem quality red diamonds are known to exist. 

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Topics: Things to Know, red diamonds, colored diamonds

10 Facts About Black Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/4/18 8:00 AM

With their vibrant colors and breathtaking beauty, fancy colored diamonds have long been the centerpiece at auctions and museums. There is one category of gem however, that is a bit less "prevalent"; pure black diamonds.

Once thought to be an ancient curse, black diamonds have an interesting history. Did you know any of these 10 facts about black diamonds?

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Topics: Things to Know, black diamonds, colored diamonds

Black Diamond Investment Guide

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/21/18 9:00 AM

Naturally black diamonds are among the most rare gems in the world. Whether it is an addition to your collection or looking for an alternative investment, these stones have been steadily increasing in demand. But how are they valued and how valuable are they really?

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Topics: Things to Know, black diamonds, Investing

What To Look For In A Diamond Investment

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/17/18 9:04 AM

Having compared a plethora of tangible assets in one of our previous articles, 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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Topics: Things to Know, 4Cs, colored diamonds

Jaw Dropping Blue Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/24/18 9:05 AM

Blue diamonds are an alluring option for those seeking beauty and a value-holding investment. In fact, colored diamonds have shown significant appreciation over the last 20 years. Both collectors and investors alike have flocked to these colorful diamonds and when they come to auction, the price tag often sets records. Here are a few blue diamonds that have hauled in impressive price tags over the last few decades.

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Topics: Things to Know, blue diamonds

Color Modifiers in Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Do They Affect Value?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/19/18 9:07 AM

Last year, 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, we will be taking a closer look at 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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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment

Naturally Colored Diamond Facts: Yellow Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/9/17 8:29 AM

Colored diamonds make up an extremely tiny fraction of all the diamonds ever mined. Approximately, 1 out of 10,000 carats mined is colored. Values for colored diamonds can run into the millions, whether they are loose or mounted in jewelry. Of these colors, yellow is perhaps the most common category, so let’s dig into some facts about these magnificent stones.

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Topics: Things to Know, Yellow Diamonds