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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 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 ...

How to Take the Perfect Diamond Photo with your Phone

by Tony Cathaway | December 12, 2017 | Non Investment Information
From big time investors to everyday diamond enthusiasts, we have all felt the inclination to take a perfect diamond picture of our prized possession; be it for selling, artistic, or just “capturing the moment” purposes. Most of the time, we don’t ...

Arpege Diamonds Presents Famous Yellow Diamonds: The Tiffany Yellow

As you already know, Arpege Diamonds is on a constant journey to discover and present to you the world’s most enchanting famous diamonds. This time we are here to talk about a truly beautiful yellow diamond, recognized worldwide for its superior ...

Could The Raj Pink Be A Threat To Current Pink Diamond Record Holders?

by Tony Cathaway | December 5, 2017 | pink diamonds
2017 has been an exceptional year for record setting diamonds, and when we got news of the Raj Pink, it only got better. Once again Sotheby’s has managed to amaze us as it unveiled the Raj Pink Diamond on October 13, in London. This stone is said to ...

Colored Diamond News From November 2017

by Tony Cathaway | November 29, 2017 |
Arpège Diamonds is back to present this month’s colored diamond news. Some key information from November includes the introduction of the Raj Pink diamond, newest price trends, and more! To learn more, check out the posts below.   With the year ...

Holiday Shopping: Fancy Colored Diamonds Buying Guide

by Tony Cathaway | November 24, 2017 | Alternative Investments
Colorless diamonds have a classic appeal to buyers of all sorts, but colored diamonds bring a certain “wow factor” that is unbridled. The holidays are the perfect time to give the gift of a colored diamond. Not only are colored diamonds a beautiful ...

Famous Pink Diamonds - The Sweet Josephine

by Tony Cathaway | November 16, 2017 | pink diamonds
Arpège Diamonds continues the exploration of some of the most famous diamonds in history. In this installment of the Famous Diamond Series, we will be taking a look at the breathtaking Sweet Josephine.  The Investments of a Giant - Joseph Lau It ...

The High Cost of Mining Colored Diamonds Impacts Availability

by Tony Cathaway | November 14, 2017 | Alternative Investments, History
Diamonds not only symbolize wealth and power, but are also the common symbol of love and devotion. In five thousand years of recorded history, many diamonds have been discovered. However, there may be no greater period for diamond mining than the ...

Answering Frequently Asked Questions about Yellow Diamonds

Colored diamonds make up an extremely tiny fraction of all the diamonds ever mined. Approximately, 1 out of 10,000 carats mined is colored. Values for colored diamonds can run into the millions, whether they are loose or mounted in jewelry. Of these ...

Colored Diamond News From October 2017

by Tony Cathaway | October 31, 2017 |
Arpège Diamonds is pleased to present this month's colored diamond news. Some key points from October included more information on the new Argyle Tender collection, another blue diamond sale by Bonhams auction, and more!  We all knew colored ...

Famous Colored Diamonds: The Golden Empress

by Tony Cathaway | October 25, 2017 |
Nowadays museums across the world have a plethora of faceted gems on display, but more often than not, they are a part of the exhibits on mineralogy. Why aren't these famous colored diamonds being displayed as art? One such stone that truly deserves ...

Where Do Colored Diamonds Come From? - The Largest Contributors & Their Top Mines

by Tony Cathaway | October 12, 2017 | History
There are not that many colored diamond mines in the world. In fact, it’s estimated that there are around 50 viable mines in operation and around 30 that are inactive. However, with increasing demand for diamonds not only as jewelry, but for ...

The Arpège Tribute to the Stunning Orange Diamonds (Part 2!)

by Tony Cathaway | October 5, 2017 | Things to Know, orange diamonds
Welcome to Part 2 of our Tribute to Orange Diamonds. Today we will be taking a closer look at the history, the characteristics, and the value of the two largest and important orange stones ever to be unearthed. With Halloween just around the corner, ...

The Arpège Tribute to the Stunning Orange Diamonds

by Tony Cathaway | October 3, 2017 | Things to Know, orange diamonds
This post has been updated for 2021 We are back with the sixth installment of our Colored Diamond Tribute Series. Since autumn is officially here, and October is the month of Halloween, what better time to pay our respects to the breathtaking Orange ...

Colored Diamond News From September 2017

by Tony Cathaway | September 28, 2017 | Things to Know
Arpège Diamonds is pleased to present this month's colored diamonds news. Some key points from September included the introduction of the new Argyle Tender collection, more jaw dropping diamonds selling at auction houses, and more!  It’s that time ...