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Famous Diamonds: The Darya-ye Noor

There’s nothing that the diamond world loves more than a good mystery or a good curse. The Darya-ye Noor (River or Sea of Light) has a story after the diamond lover’s heart. Like other famous diamonds such as the 186 carat Koh-I Noor, the Hope ...

Investing In Pink Diamonds For Valentine's Day

Pink, it combines the burning passion of red, with the purity of white, and with Valentine’s Day being just around the corner, what better way to surprise the one you love, than with a beautiful pink diamond. With a massive 600% increase in value ...

Colored Diamonds News From January 2019!

As 2019 kicks off, there was a ton of colored diamonds news from across the world. Let's take a look at some of the diamond industry trends from 2018, how pink diamonds are becoming one of the hottest investments of 2019, and how colored diamonds ...

Color Modifiers in Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Do They Affect Value?

Last year, we posted an article emphasizing the difference between color modifiers and undertones and how different hues impact diamond value. If you haven’t already, check it out here. In that article, we spent most of our time analyzing how ...

Three Famous Black Diamonds

by Tony Cathaway | January 10, 2019 | History, black diamonds
This post has been updated for 2021 In the diamond industry, there are two types of black diamonds. The first is called a natural fancy black diamond and the second is just referred to as a black diamond. Although they are both real diamonds, ...

The 10 Most Expensive Diamonds from 2018

2018 came and went, and while no diamond managed to break the record set by the Pink Star during 2017, there were plenty jaw dropping stones that managed to “wow” audiences and set headlines in the year that passed. The Pink Legacy Diamond The top ...

Need To Know: How To Invest In Fancy Colored Diamonds

Investments come in all types of forms. From real estate and stocks, to crude oil and gold. But did you know that another fast-growing form of investment is within the world of naturally colored diamonds? Are you unsure if colored diamonds are right ...

The Best Colored Diamond News From 2018

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 ...

Fancy Colored Diamonds: What Does Their Color Really Mean?

by Tony Cathaway | December 20, 2018 | colored diamonds
We often see the terms Fancy Colored Diamonds (FCD) in auctions, on certificates, in articles, and in collections but what does this really mean? In this article we will be exploring: The 27 possible color variations for diamonds How the most ...

8 Colored Diamonds Facts You Don't Want To Miss

by Tony Cathaway | December 18, 2018 |
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But did you know they’re also an investor’s best friend? The limited supply and rarity of specific colors has caused record-breaking colored diamond sales. Here’s eight colored diamonds facts you should ...

Top 5 Largest Diamonds In The World

This post has been updated for 2021 In late June 2018, the Lucapa Diamond Company reported a recovery of a massive yellow diamond from the Lesotho Mothae Diamond Project. While the discovery of such a large diamond is a truly magnificent (and rare) ...

Colored Diamonds News From November 2018

November was full of colored diamonds news and insight. This month, we take a look at record-breaking sales, highlights from the Annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, and the history of some of the most famous and expensive stones. Without further ...

Comparing Colored Diamonds to 4 Other Tangible Assets

With more and more people wanting to secure their wealth, investors have started looking towards alternative, tangible investments such as gold and fine art; but what about diamonds and especially colored diamonds? In this article we will be looking ...

Colored Diamonds Growing as an Alternative Investment

Diamonds are one of those unique investments that can be purchased in one currency and sold in another, providing a hedge against inflation that devalues the purchasing currency. Like we’ve mentioned in previous articles, diamonds are tangible ...

The Pink Legacy: Another Record Shattering Pink Diamond

On November 13, Christie's presented the largest Fancy Vivid Pink diamond to ever be offered at it's auction. While this sounds like a remarkable feat on its own, the stone went on to shatter the world record for highest price paid per carat for a ...

The 2018 Argyle Tender: A Complete Analysis

October 10th marked the day all bidders had to send Argyle their bids for each of the 63 diamonds that were being offered at this year’s annual Tender. As per usual, the stones presented were of exceptional quality and grading, leaving everyone with ...

Colored Diamonds News From October 2018

by Tony Cathaway | October 31, 2018 |
Can you believe that 2019 is just around the corner? With another month done, there has been a ton going on in the colored diamond world. This month, we take a look at some of the most rare colored diamond discoveries (including red and brown ...

What is a Blocked Stone in a GIA Report?

by Tony Cathaway | October 18, 2018 | colored diamonds, Rough Diamonds, GIA
Although rare, there have been instances when the GIA will issue a report that will include a very distinct term, a term that is not seen on general official reports for colored diamonds.   Image Source The term we are referring to is “blocked ...

The Graff Pink: Why This Pink Diamond Is Extraordinarily Special

The eponymous Graff Diamonds Company was founded in 1960 by Laurence Graff and soon became known as one of the premier diamond houses of the world. He was principally known only to most rarefied of buyers such as the Sultan of Brunei, Elizabeth ...

Red Diamonds – Everything You Wanted To Know (Part 2)

Red diamonds are among the most beautiful and rare diamonds ever to be discovered. They are so scarce that only about 30 such stones have been documented to exist and only a handful have ever made an appearance in auctions. If you have not yet read ...