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Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Highlights: Top 5 Lots

Sotheby’s held their Autumn Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Sale last week, October 3rd, in Hong Kong. Synonymous with quality and value, the auction house managed to deliver once again by hosting a spectacular selection of rare colored diamonds.     ...

Red Diamonds – Everything You Wanted To Know (Part 1)

It is without a doubt that red diamonds are among the most captivating and magnificent stones ever to be found. Their color is a representation of love, passion, and strength, and is of such immense rarity that only an estimated 30 pure red stones ...

Colored Diamonds News From September 2018

by Tony Cathaway | September 27, 2018 |
There has been a ton of colored diamond news during the month of September. This month, we take a look at exclusive diamond events (you need to be one of the lucky 100,) how blockchain is changing the diamond industry, and much more! Without further ...

How Naturally Colored Diamonds Are Valued

What determines the value of a diamond? As is true with their colorless counterparts, naturally colored diamonds are valued by taking into consideration the 4C’s, with arguably the most important being their Color. In this article we will be looking ...

The 7 Highest Auction Prices Paid For Colored Diamonds In The Last 7 Years

Nothing shows the true value of an asset more than its demand and investors’ willingness to pay astronomical amounts to acquire it. In the last decade alone, we’ve seen records being shattered one after the other in the diamond industry, with stones ...

Arpege Diamonds Presents "Famous Diamonds, The Black Orlov"

by Tony Cathaway | September 18, 2018 | History, black diamonds
Arpege Diamonds is proud to present the tale of the Black Orlov diamond. Would you hold in your hands a cursed diamond which boasts an ominous warning of death? Is this story too strange to be true? Or do you believe this diamond is really cursed?  ...

Famous Blue Diamonds: The Wittelsbach-Graff

In its pursuit to find the most historic diamonds of all time, Arpege Diamonds found the legendary Wittelsbach-Graff. This 31.06- carat blue diamond has become famous not just because of its size, color, or clarity, but rather for its history within ...

Colored Diamonds News From August 2018

by Tony Cathaway | August 30, 2018 | Colored Diamond News
The colored diamonds industry was full of updates, insights, and discover this summer. This month, we take a look at the price growth of pink diamonds, new information on the origin of blue diamonds, and some of the best auction sales in ...

How to Spot Stones That Are Not Real Diamonds

While diamonds have been steadily gaining ground as powerful alternative investments, there is still great uncertainty when it comes to distinguishing them from other precious gems. In 2 previous posts, we looked at various test that can be made to ...

Famous Colored Diamonds: The Sancy Diamond

It feels like it’s been ages since we last covered a historic diamond, so let’s get back to it with a bang. This time we will be looking at the famous Sancy Diamond. The history of this precious Pale Yellow stone dates back to about 1570, and its ...

Black Diamond Spotlight: The Amsterdam Diamond

by Tony Cathaway | August 2, 2018 | History, black diamonds
For many years colored diamond heavyweights such as reds, blues, pinks and greens have often overshadowed black diamonds. In recent years however, more and more diamond enthusiasts and investors have been turning their attention towards these ...

Green Diamonds - Everything You Want To Know (Part 2)

In this, the second part of our two-part post dedicated to natural green diamonds, we will explore some of history's most famous stones.  If you missed the first part of this series, you can access it here, were we explore a variety of key ...

Colored Diamonds News From July 2018

by Tony Cathaway | July 26, 2018 |
Another month has passed, which means we're back with another edition of our Colored Diamonds News from July. This month, we take a look at some of the most famous pink diamonds in the world, rough diamond sales, and much more! Without further ...

How to Tell if Your Diamonds Are Real

Diamonds, be it colorless or colored, are all assets to be admired. They are so rare, mesmerizing, and breathtaking that we often spend thousands or even millions to acquire them. The question is, how do we know that the asset we invested our money ...

Green Diamonds - Everything You Wanted To Know (Part 1)

This post has been updated for 2021 As opposed to pink, blue, and yellow diamonds that have been dominating auction blocks for the past 40 years, green diamonds have made relatively few appearances. While lack of supply is the main contributing ...

The Most Famous Pink Diamonds in the World

It is well known that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but when it comes to the rarest diamonds in the world, women aren’t the only ones fascinated by these precious gems. Apart from their captivating beauty, and truly stunning hue; it has been ...

History of Famous Colored Diamonds: The Regent Diamond

Just like most other world famous diamonds we’ve covered, the Regent diamond too has a very interesting past. Join us as we discover the unique and fascinating history of this diamond, which spans over 300 years.     Image Source: Louvre.fr The ...

Colored Diamonds News From June 2018

As we come to the end of another month, here is some of the best colored diamonds news you won't want to miss. In June, we saw some beautiful stones auctioned off, insight from a diamond mine expert, and information about colored diamond ...

Famous Pink Diamonds: The Argyle Pink Jubilee

by Tony Cathaway | June 12, 2018 | History, pink diamonds
Not all of the great and famous diamonds of the world are accounted for in auction houses or reside in the collections of crown jewels that reflect the grandeur of empires gone by.    One such gem is the Argyle Pink Jubilee; one the most spectacular ...

Christie's Auction Results: Our Top Colored Diamond Picks

by Tony Cathaway | June 7, 2018 | colored diamonds
Among the auctions that took place during the month of May, Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale was probably the one with the most mesmerizing lots. The pieces that were offered could easily be described as “art” and had very optimistic ...