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Philips Auction: Our Top Colored Diamond Picks

by Tony Cathaway | June 5, 2018 | colored diamonds
On the 28th of  May, Philips held their Jewels and Jadeite auction in Hong Kong, and we have to say it had some pretty remarkable lots. In this article we go over our top picks.   The Philips auction house is not a name that stands out often as it ...

Colored Diamonds News From May 2018

Another month has passed, which means we have another edition of our best colored diamonds news of the month. In May, we saw some record-breaking diamonds, and found new information about diamonds that might have originated millions of years ago. ...

Back to Back Record Breaking Blue Diamonds

April was full of auctions that yielded pretty exciting and unexpected results; however, most of the action definitely took place closer to the end of the month. While we would love to go into details for all the lots that did (and did not) sell, we ...

Arpege Diamonds Presents "Famous Diamonds, Moussaieff Red"

Arpege Diamonds celebrates the next installment of our Famous Diamond Series with a very rare and beautiful gem, the Moussaief Red Diamond.  Image Source Let's find out what is so special about this stone, and why it has earned its place on the list ...

Arpege Diamonds Presents Famous Blue Diamonds: The Oppenheimer Blue

Arpege Diamonds continues its search for some of the world’s most famous diamonds in history. Its latest installment of the Famous Diamond Series is the legendary Oppenheimer Blue. Image SourceCNBC Blue Diamonds In recent years, a few rare blue ...

29 Factors You Should Know: What Affects Diamond Price? Part 3

Welcome back to the third and final part of our 29 factors affecting diamond price series. If Part 3 is your first exposure to the series, no worries, you can check out Part 1 and Part 2 by clicking the links. The goal of this series is to explore ...

Colored Diamonds News From April 2018!

by Tony Cathaway | April 26, 2018 |
 April's colored diamond news was full of exciting and interesting events, including the sale of a $6 million royal blue diamond, ongoing colored diamond auctions, and of course the discovery of new diamonds facts you might not have known. Without ...

Jaw Dropping Blue Diamonds

by Tony Cathaway | April 24, 2018 | Things to Know, blue diamonds
Blue diamonds are an alluring option for those seeking beauty and a value-holding investment. In fact, colored diamonds have shown significant appreciation over the last 20 years. Both collectors and investors alike have flocked to these colorful ...

29 Factors You Should Know: What Affects Diamond Price? Part 2

by Tony Cathaway | April 17, 2018 | Alternative Investments
Welcome to Part 2 of our investor facts series. If you missed part 1, (you can check it out here) this is the series in which we explore 29 factors that directly affect diamond price, apart from the 4Cs of course. While the 4Cs are the main ...

Surprising Results: Colored Diamonds of Sotheby's Hong Kong Auction

Last Wednesday, the Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction yielded some pretty interesting and surprising results. As always, the auction presented some remarkable and unique pieces, however not all performed as expected. In this article we will be comparing ...

The Arpège Tribute to the Stunning Purple Diamonds (Part 2)

by Tony Cathaway | April 5, 2018 | purple diamonds
It is speculated that large purple diamonds can surpass even the reds when it comes to rarity (although this is not unanimously accepted among diamond experts and enthusiasts.) Whichever the case, history has not seen a great many sizable purple ...

The Arpège Tribute to the Stunning Purple Diamonds (Part 1)

In line with our series on colored diamonds, we continue to share our admiration for one of the most beautiful and captivating colors of the spectrum; Purple. Linked to courage, loyalty, strength, honor, and of course royalty, these gemstones ...

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 ...