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Arpège Diamonds strives to provide leading insight and to stay on top of the latest and best naturally colored diamond news. As the year comes to an end, let's take a look at the top colored diamond news; from record-breaking auctions to diamond companies using blockchain technology. Without further delay, here are the top stories of the year!



  • Colored diamond prices have been increasing each year, even hitting record breaking prices. But how much higher can they go? In this post, Arpege Diamonds explores the possibilities.
  • One of the biggest diamond sales carried out this year came from Gem Diamonds, who sold a 910-carat diamond from it’s Letseng mine. The stone sold for $40 million and is classified as a D color, type IIa stone. You can read more about it here. 
  • Did you ever wonder how colored diamonds bode against other passion investments? In this post, fancy colored diamonds are compared against assets such as art, collectible cars, and watches. What’s the verdict? Which investment is considered the best? Read more to find out!
  • Blockchain technology has taken the world by storm. From Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the world is taking notice. Most recently Argyle Coin announced the creation of a blockchain platform for transfer of colored diamonds, from mine all the way to retail. You can read more about this announcement here.
  • Are you interested in learning how to invest in colored diamonds? Arpège Diamonds takes a look at 5 reasons why you should invest, and how to get started. Click here to read more.
  • How much would you pay for an 8-carat blue diamond necklace that features a 1.6-carat intense pink diamond mounted in gold? Well, it recently sold for $20.5 million dollars at the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong. To read more about the necklace, click here.
  • Is this a one-time thing? Will other diamond organization follow? Judge for yourself; in this post, Lucara Diamonds recently launched a platform which uses blockchain technology and cloud computing to sell products in the diamond industry. Who will be next? You can read here for more details. 
  • Are you thinking about investing in colored diamonds? You might want to read this post first! Here’s 29 factors every investor should know that affect diamond prices. Read more here!
  • In another auction held by Sotheby’s in New York City this year, the record for most expensive blue diamond per carat was finally shattered. For $6.7 million, one anonymous bidder won the 3.47 carat, fancy intense blue diamond. You can read more details about the auction here.

Arpège Diamonds is committed to providing industry trends and information for those who appreciate colored diamonds both for their beauty and their value. Feel free to contact us at 866-821-5508 to learn more about investing in fancy colored diamonds.

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