Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

Four Stunning Purple Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/8/16 8:00 AM

Purple diamonds make up less than 0.2% of all colored diamonds ever discovered in the world, which places them among the rarest types of colored diamonds in existence. Also included in this group are pink and red diamonds. All three of these colors are most frequently discovered in the Argyle Mine in Kimberly, Australia, which is owned by Rio Tinto. In this article, we will discuss a handful of these highly-coveted purple diamonds and where they originated from.

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The Pumpkin Orange Diamond: Fit for a Star

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/4/16 8:05 AM

Fall begins the season of pumpkins; pumpkin carvings, pumpkin spice latte, and pumpkin donuts to name a few. But there is another popular pumpkin item that comes with a much heavier price tag and a richer history than these pumpkin favorites, the Pumpkin Diamond, a beautiful 5.54 carat orange diamond.

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Naturally Colored Diamond Facts: Yellow Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/2/16 8:30 AM

Colored diamonds make up an extremely tiny fraction of all the diamonds found with approximately 1 out of 10,000 carats mined being colored. Values for colored diamonds can run into the millions, whether they be loose or mounted in jewelry. Of these colored diamonds, yellow is perhaps the most common form, also known as canary yellow or simply canary diamonds. Let’s dig into some facts about yellow diamonds.

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October News on Colored Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/28/16 8:05 AM

October brings with it a flurry of news from the world of colored diamonds. From upcoming auctions to closing tenders, the colored diamond industry is teeming with excitement. This month, Arpege Diamonds will recap some of the most popular news from the month on pink, blue, and other colored diamonds, as well as some news from the world of diamond mines and auctions. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with the latest information from around the colored diamond world. 

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Top Ten Colored Diamonds Sales Prices

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/21/16 8:05 AM

Arpege Diamonds recently compiled a comprehensive database of colored diamonds that have been sold in the last 25 years. We looked at auction results from Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and other big sales from around the globe to compile this list of almost 50 notable sales. The beauty of these diamonds is exceeded only by their stunning price tags. Let’s take a look at the top ten colored diamond sales from the last 25 years.

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How Do Auctions Work For Colored Diamonds?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/14/16 8:05 AM

Colored diamonds are one the most rare types of diamonds available. They originate just like colorless diamonds, from a mine. However, they are often worth much more than colorless diamonds. Colored diamonds are mainly sold at well-publicized auctions. Sometimes the diamonds are cut and polished prior to auction, while other times the diamonds may be sold in their rough form as they were found in the nine. In this piece we will discuss the process of a diamond traveling from its discovery in a mine to the auction block, as well as how colored diamond auctions work.

 

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Colored Diamonds: September News

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/30/16 8:01 AM

Arpege Diamonds continues to bring you the latest news from the around the world of colored diamonds. We strive to provide our readers with the most fascinating and important international information about colored diamonds. This month we will discuss colored diamond finds, upcoming auctions, diamond mine news, and more! 

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Colored Diamond Auctions: The Best of Sotheby’s

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/23/16 8:00 AM

Sotheby’s is one of the most recognizable names in auction houses. Each year, Sotheby’s hosts a number of auctions, often featuring prized colored diamonds as the main attraction. Throughout the years, Sotheby’s has broken record after record when it comes to these colored diamond sales. In this article, we will feature a few of these notable sales.

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August Colored Diamonds News

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/26/16 8:00 AM

The world of colored diamonds is constantly changing, with new and exciting news constantly hitting the web. From amazing auction results to fantastic diamond finds, Arpege Diamonds is bringing you all the news you may  have missed during August. 

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How Naturally Colored Diamonds are Formed

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

There are no two diamonds that are exactly alike. These gems have taken millions, and in some cases billions of years to form. Geologists believe that diamonds were formed in the earth’s mantle and brought up by volcanic eruptions many eons ago. Modern times have seen these gifts of the earth being commercialized, and out of all the diamonds in the world, colored diamonds are the rarest. How exactly do these rare gems get their color?

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