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Colored Diamonds News From March 2018!

by Tony Cathaway | March 28, 2018 |
March has come and passed with a blink the eye; as such, let's take a look at some of the best colored diamond news from March. This month, we have news about about Rio Tinto's 2017 report and their diamond production, the potential sale of a ...

All The Insight You Need To Know About Fancy Colored Diamonds

As you may already know, colored diamonds have been gaining serious momentum as investment alternatives, competing even against assets such as fine arts, wine, classic cars, and precious metals. It is for this very reason that we want to provide you ...

Arpege Diamonds Presents: The Gruosi Green Diamond

Being the month where we celebrate the Irish patron saint, we want to pay tribute to another breathtaking green diamond. While not as historic as the Dresden Green or valuable as the Aurora Green, this diamond has a certain captivating character ...

Alternative Investments: All You Need To Know About Investing In Diamonds

Arpège Diamonds is known and praised for our expertise in the world of colored diamonds.  As such, we share facts and investing tips related to them.  However over the past few months, we’ve seen a rise in questions about colorless diamonds. Driven ...

How Do Fancy Colored Diamonds Compare to Other Passion Investments

by Tony Cathaway | March 1, 2018 | Alternative Investments
Due to market fluctuations and sub-par performance during recent years, investors have started turning their attention towards more tangible assets to diversify their portfolio. More specifically they have been turning towards “passion investments” ...

Colored Diamonds News From February 2018!

by Tony Cathaway | February 27, 2018 |
February has come to an end, so join us as we take a look at some of the insight that was revealed about 2017. More specifically, colored diamond pricing from the previous year. We'll also take a look at a few 2018 trends, along with diamond ...

Famous Pink Diamonds: The Historic Hortensia Diamond

by Tony Cathaway | February 22, 2018 | pink diamonds
Just like people, every diamond is unique; each has a certain character and a certain story to tell. But perhaps the most prominent characteristic they share with us is that sometimes their flaws can be their biggest asset. This is precisely the ...

29 Factors Every Investor Should Know: What Affects Diamond Price? Part 1

by Tony Cathaway | February 20, 2018 |
When it comes to determining the value of a diamond, our mind immediately goes to the 4 main attributes that make up the stones appearance (and rarity). Of course we mean the 4Cs; Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat size. This is 100% accurate, but what ...

A Truly Breathtaking Purple Diamond: The Purple Orchid

We often see auctions being dominated by blue and pink diamonds, but what about naturally colored purple diamonds? Despite being in high demand we almost never see these precious stones make headlines, and for good reason…they are rare! Fancy purple ...

Famous Diamonds: The Meya Prosperity by Graff

by Tony Cathaway | February 13, 2018 |
Following the purchase of the now famous Peace Diamond, Graff closed off the year with another stunning purchase; the 476 carat rough, named The Meya Prosperity Diamond for an astounding $16.5 million. But why is this stone special? Let’s find out. ...

The Incredible 910 Carat Gem from Lesotho

by Tony Cathaway | February 6, 2018 |
Just last month one of the largest diamonds in history was discovered in the kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. Weighing in at 910 carats (or approximately the size of 2 gold balls), this giant rough was unearthed in the Letseng mine, by the ...

Colored Diamonds: News From January 2018

by Tony Cathaway | January 30, 2018 |
As 2018 kicks off, there is a significant amount of colored diamond news across the world. Arpège Diamonds strives to provide leading insight and stay on top of the latest and best naturally colored diamond news.  This month, we’ll share information ...

What Have We Learned From The Past Of Colored Diamond Investments

by Tony Cathaway | January 23, 2018 | Colored Diamond Investment
As much as we would like to, we all know that accurately predicting the future of the extremely volatile colored diamond investment market is close to impossible. However, as the old saying goes, knowledge is power. In this article we will briefly ...

The 6.5 Million Dollar Peace Diamond

by Tony Cathaway | January 16, 2018 | Famous Diamonds
On December 4 of 2017, Laurence Graff purchased the Peace Diamond from Sierra Leone’s government for a respectable $6.5 million. While this might just sound like any other purchase, it actually has a much deeper meaning. In this article we will be ...

The Blue Diamond Ring That Shook Christie’s December Auction

by Tony Cathaway | January 11, 2018 | blue diamonds
If you like Blue Diamonds, then you were in for a treat at Christie’s December 6th Magnificent Jewels sale held at Rockefeller Center in New York. All in all, the auction went quite well, achieving slightly over $62.5 million and featured some ...

The Fruition of a Promise: Rare Pink Diamond “The Pink Promise” Sold For Nearly $32 Million

by Tony Cathaway | January 3, 2018 | pink diamonds
On November 28, 2017 Christie's managed to leave us speechless once again.  The Magnificent Jewels auction held in Hong Kong presented some really marvelous pieces, but there was one lot that really stood out from the rest; The Pink Promise. Despite ...

Colored Diamond News From December 2017

by Tony Cathaway | December 28, 2017 | Colored Diamond News
Arpège Diamonds strives to provide leading insight and stay on top of the latest and best naturally colored diamond news. This month, we share highlights from auctions across the world, price trends from 2017, and history of beautiful diamonds like ...

The 7 Most Remarkable Diamonds of 2017

As 2017 is nearing its end we thought we would take a step back and admire it in all its glory. This year held some truly remarkable stones, and more importantly, many record breakers that left us in utter aw. In this article we will be paying ...

Arpege Diamonds Presents - Famous Diamond Series: Lesedi La Rona

by Tony Cathaway | December 21, 2017 |
The world’s second largest gem ever discovered goes by the name “Lesedi La Rona.” It means “Our Light” in Setswana, which is the official language of Botswana, located in Southern Africa. Botswana has not only become one of the world’s leading ...

Two Of The World's Most Famous Colorless Diamonds

by Tony Cathaway | December 14, 2017 |
It's no secret that we here at Arpège Diamonds adore fancy colored stones, but colorless diamonds have always held a special place in our hearts as well. With the Lesedi La Rona (link when posted) yielding massive price tags in auction recently we ...