Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

Recapping The 2017 Oscars - Who Was Wearing Colored Diamonds?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/14/17 9:56 AM

The focus of this blog is typically related to Fancy Colored Diamonds. However, from time to time we will deviate to add something of topical interest.  After seeing the artistry and true magnificence of the pieces worn by nominees, models, and presenters, we could not help ourselves to compile a list with 9 of our favorite red carpet appearances.

As opposed to most critics, we will not be looking at the way these celebrities were dressed, conversely we will be taking a look at their jewelry.

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Topics: Things to Know

February Colored Diamonds News

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/28/17 8:09 AM

February was filled with colored diamond news from around the world, including some amazing auctions, Valentine’s Day specials, diamond trends, and more! This month, Arpège Diamonds is pleased to present the February edition of colored diamonds news.

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The Most Valuable Naturally Colored Diamonds of 2016

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/21/17 9:57 AM
 

A year ago in our article “Record-Setting Colored Diamond Sales in 2015” we had predicted that it would be very hard (impossible even), for future auctions and tenders to surpass the ones we experienced in 2015. It is a great pleasure to announce that we were wrong.

2016 was an incredible year with a wide array of record breaking diamonds of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Below are the most notable mentions.

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Projecting What Might Happen When the Argyle Mine Closes in 2020

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/17/17 10:08 AM

Despite occupying such an influential position within the diamond industry and the investment market, all mines eventually “burn out”, and unfortunately the Argyle mine is no exception. Its resources are expected to be largely depleted in the near future, an estimation that can be further supported by Rio Tinto’s 2013 announcement of ceasing operations in 2020.

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December Colored Diamonds News

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 12/28/16 4:26 PM

As the year winds down, there has been no shortage of exciting news in the world of colored diamonds and pink diamonds. Decembers top news includes some incredible diamond discoveries, amazing auction results, dazzling displays, and a recap of the year in diamond news. Arpege Diamonds is proud to present the final edition of colored diamond news for 2016.

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Holiday Shopping: Fancy Colored Diamonds Buying Guide

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

Colorless diamonds have a classic appeal to buyers of all sorts, but colored diamonds bring a wow factor that is unbridled. The holidays are the perfect time to give the gift of a colored diamond. Not only are colored diamonds a beautiful and timeless gift, they are also a treasure asset that offer a significant investment opportunity. If you’re looking for a gift idea for the person who has everything, a colored diamond is the perfect option this holiday season.

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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments

Best of the Best: Green Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 12/5/16 8:00 AM

Natural fancy colored green diamonds comprise a tiny percentage of the colored diamonds ever discovered. The majority of naturally colored green diamonds weigh less than a carat, so when a green diamond of significant size is discovered, the diamond world truly takes notice. Very few green diamonds have made it to auction throughout the last century. In this article, we will discuss four of these rare beauties.

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November Colored Diamonds & Pink Diamonds News

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/30/16 8:00 AM

November had a slew of news on colored diamonds and pink diamonds, including some amazing auctions, alternative investment pieces, and steady increasing interest in pink diamonds. This month we will discuss some of the most popular articles from around the internet on our favorite topic: colored diamonds!

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Jaw Dropping Blue Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/23/16 8:00 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 jewelry 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 hefty price tags over the last few decades.

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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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Topics: Things to Know

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