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.
About five thousand years ago, diamonds were first mentioned in ancient writings. The first diamonds were gathered from alluvial deposits in Indian rivers and streams, and the diamond trade dates from that time. Fast forward to 1871, the first year that over one million carats of diamonds were mined. While most people associate diamonds with perfectly clear stones, colored diamonds are some of the oldest and most famous diamonds in history.
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.
This post has been updated for 2019
When we think of buying a colored diamond, our mind pictures magnificent jewels set in high quality pendants, rings, necklaces, and earrings. While purchasing a set stone may be appealing and can save some time and hassle, is it the best option?
It is without a doubt that colored diamonds are rare. In fact, they comprise only 0.1% of all diamonds mined per year. Out of this percentage, the rarest colors found are pink, blue, green, purple, and orange, but which is the rarest diamond color in the world? The answer is; red diamonds.
But how valuable are they really?
Much like red, purple is an extremely rare hue in the world of naturally colored diamonds. For this reason, there are not many famous purple stones to talk about, especially when it comes to larger carat weights.
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, especially if you are a beginner? Arpège Diamonds is here to help.
After publishing 3 Reasons You Should Consider Fancy Colored Diamonds, the logical progression would be to share tips and tricks for those who wish to begin investing in colored diamonds. Thus we've compiled a list of 6 diamond investing tips every beginner should know.
After stressing the advantages of investing in colored diamonds, many of you contacted us and asked which colored diamond category you should invest in accordance to your budget. Since this is one of our most frequently asked questions, we figured it was high time we shed some light on the matter.
Australia’s Argyle Diamond Mine, the source of 90% of the world’s pink diamonds, is scheduled to cease operations in 2020. What can this mean for the pink diamond market, the industry as a whole, and investors. Let’s find out.