In April of 2017, a diamond sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong auction for $71.2 million dollars. At 59.6-carats, it was certainly a large stone, but not nearly large enough to justify its record-smashing winning bid. What made this particular diamond so unique? It was pink.
Diamonds are one of Earth’s natural beauties, formed centuries ago by elements compounding deep beneath the surface. Although diamonds can be many different color, sizes, or shapes, naturally fancy colored diamonds have generated perhaps the biggest thrill in diamond enthusiasts worldwide. Of about 10,000 diamonds mined, 1 is a natural colored diamond.
It is said that red diamonds are the most rare colored gems out of them all. While this may be true, natural purple diamonds are no easy find.
By now we all know that colored diamonds can come in all the colors of the spectrum, but... did you know that there is a diamond category that can change its color?
These stones are more famously known as chameleon diamonds, and in this article we will be answering the 9 most common questions regarding these beautiful and enigmatic stones.
During the past 2 decades, colored diamonds have steadily been breaking records at auction houses with pinks, blues, reds, and greens turning the head of investors and collectors alike. There is one category that has not gotten the attention it deserves, white diamonds. Yes, white (not to be confused with colorless). Let’s try to understand more about the remarkable hue.
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In this article we will be focusing on answering:
- What is a colorless diamond?
- What is the difference between colorless and white diamonds?
- What makes white diamonds, white?
- Where can white diamonds be found?
With so many socio-economic upheavals, great speculation has risen regarding the safest asset choice for investors. In this post, Arpège Diamonds compares natural colored diamond investments to 3, more traditional, investment alternatives. Let's see how they compare.
East Kimberley is a remote region of Western Australia more than 2,000 kilometers from Perth, the state capitol. Open and underdeveloped, there might not seem to be much to recommend this arid region…but under the surface, East Kimberley is home to one of the rarest and most unique treasures in the world: pink diamonds.
Colored diamonds have been admired for their beauty and value for hundreds of years. Within the last few decades, many types of colored diamonds have been growing in value, but one hue of colored diamond has outpaced all others. Since 2005, pink diamond price has increased by an average of 15% per year.
The alternative financial markets are typically comprised of tangible goods. Types of alternative investments include real estate, art, antique furniture, fine wines, classic cars, or even rare baseball cards and comics. While these assets may be illiquid, they are considered to hold exceptional quality and value over the long-term. One of the rarest and most sought after investments in alternative investing is that of high quality gemstones, and especially the area concerned with the acquisition of naturally colored diamonds.
Topics: Alternative Investments
As investors, you are constantly on the lookout for assets that show the greatest stability and potential for high returns. With the price of diamonds increasing exponentially in the last 2 decades, is there opportunity in investing in these colored stones? Can their prices rise even higher? And if yes, how much higher can they get?
In this article we will be looking at:
- How diamond rarity translates to value
- What we can learn about market demand and the industry by examining the Argyle Tender
- Final thoughts on the future of colored diamond prices