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The Beautiful Orange Diamond: One Of History's Unique Diamonds

by Tony Cathaway | May 25, 2017 | orange diamonds
While The Orange Diamond is one of the most significant finds in the history of fancy colored diamonds, there is little to no information regarding its early history. Virtually nothing is known about the mine it was excavated from (although it is ...

The Most Expensive Earrings Ever Sold

by Tony Cathaway | May 23, 2017 |
On May 16, the Mandarin Oriental (Geneva) hosted Sotheby’s spring sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Sotheby’s auctions are known for presenting breathtaking pieces and this year was no exception. Both Sessions were filled with a wonderful ...

Colored Diamonds Investment: Comparison To Art

When it comes to alternative investments, more specifically treasure assets, many people think of antique cars, classic wine, or fine art. However, one of the fastest growing forms of alternative investments right now is colored diamonds. With the ...

Mothers Day Weekend: Colored Diamonds To Consider

Mothers Day Weekend is just around the corner and it's our turn to give back to one of the most important women in our lives. Each year, we either stress to find a certain “something” for the occasion, and oftentimes we may even forget to get ...

The Arpège Tribute to the Breathtaking Pink Diamonds (Part 3)

In the third and final installment of our Pink Diamond tribute, we will be focusing on the reasons behind the exponential appreciation of pink diamonds. We'll explore pink diamonds and what constitutes an investment grade diamond for different ...

The Arpège Tribute to the Breathtaking Pink Diamonds (Part 2)

Our love for pink diamonds made the creation of this list an extremely challenging task as we could have easily included vast number of pink gems of all shapes, sizes, color grading, and time period. Here are six of our favorite pink diamonds that ...

The Arpège Tribute to the Breathtaking Pink Diamonds

Nurturing, compassion, and unconditional love; these are all emotions related to the color pink; one of the sweetest colors in the spectrum and one that is very dear to our hearts. As you might have expected, it was only a matter of time till we ...

Colored Diamonds News From April 2017

April was filled with colored diamonds news from all across the world including record breaking sales, new discoveries and much more! Arpège Diamonds is pleased to present this month's colored diamonds news! On May 16, Sotheby’s will have their ...

Why Colored Diamonds Are The Investment You're Looking For

by Tony Cathaway | April 25, 2017 | Things to Know
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 turning ...

Colored Diamonds Investment: Comparison To Gold

by Tony Cathaway | April 13, 2017 | Things to Know
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 ...

$71 Million! Record Breaking Pink Diamond Sale

by Tony Cathaway | April 11, 2017 | Things to Know
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. The Pink Star is a 59.6-carat diamond with GIA rating of internally flawless. On April 4th at the ...

Recapping Key Colored Diamond News for March 2017

by Tony Cathaway | March 29, 2017 | Things to Know
March was filled with colored diamonds news from all across the world, including the discovery of new diamonds, diamond trends, and much more! Arpège Diamonds is pleased to present this month's colored diamonds news! March was full of green diamonds ...

Fancy Colored Diamonds: Cutting Techniques From Around the World

by Tony Cathaway | March 21, 2017 |
Throughout the years, cultural identities and traditions contributed to the emergence of unique stylistic preferences and patterns. In turn, these influences yielded distinctions in the way diamonds are polished and cut among different continents. ...

The Arpege Tribute to the Brilliant Blue Diamonds (Part 2)

by Tony Cathaway | March 7, 2017 | History, blue diamonds
Blue diamonds are one of the most beautiful colored diamonds in the world. They yield some of the highest prices ever paid for a colored diamond and are constantly in high demand. If you haven’t read the first part of our tribute to blue diamonds; ...

The Arpege Tribute to the Brilliant Blue Diamonds (Part 1)

by Tony Cathaway | March 2, 2017 | blue diamonds
Blue diamonds; they are beautiful, in high demand and have yielded some of the highest prices ever paid for colored diamonds.  In this tribute, we will explore all three and more.  Since there is so much to dig into, we will split our post into two ...

February Colored Diamonds News

by Tony Cathaway | February 28, 2017 | Things to Know
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 ...

4 Exceptional Colored Diamonds At The Rare Brilliance Exhibit

by Tony Cathaway | February 23, 2017 |
If you are a diamond enthusiast and live in the US, you will have the opportunity to experience 4 extremely rare and breathtaking pieces that will be displayed in the “Gem and Mineral Hall” of the Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles, CA. ...

The Most Valuable Naturally Colored Diamonds of 2016

by Tony Cathaway | February 21, 2017 | Things to Know
  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 ...

Valentine's Day, Investments and Pink Diamonds

by Tony Cathaway | February 14, 2017 | Pink Diamonds Insight
Colors are rich in symbolism and perhaps no day highlights this more than Valentine's Day. This is a day of love and romance.  It's a day where many exchange gifts; from cards and candy, to expensive watches and even diamonds. When you close your ...

Best of the Best: Brown Diamonds

by Tony Cathaway | February 2, 2017 |
Red, blue and pink diamonds tend to grab the headlines (and the highest prices) due to their relative scarcity.  If one were to look to the opposite end of the colored diamond scarcity spectrum, they would find the brown diamond.  These tend to be ...