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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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” ...

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 ...

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 ...

You Won't Believe How Much These Colored Diamonds Are Worth!

Colored diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on these characteristics, prices can range from a couple thousand dollars to millions! Last year, Arpège Diamonds presented stones in the 5 million dollar club. This time however, we decided ...

3 Reasons You Should Consider Fancy Colored Diamonds Investment

by Tony Cathaway | June 20, 2017 | Alternative Investments
Ever since the global financial crisis reached its peak in 2012, many investors have turned their attention to tangible assets in hopes of greater monetary stability and security. Among gold, oil, real estate, antiques, wines, fine arts, and classic ...

Colored Diamonds Investment: Comparison To Art

When it comes to alternative investments, more specifically treasure assets, many people think of antique cars, classic wine, or fine art. However, one of the fastest growing forms of alternative investments right now is colored diamonds. With the ...