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How Naturally Colored Diamonds Are Valued

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/25/18 9:08 AM

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 at:

  • The determining factors of a colored diamond's price
    • Hue
    • Tone
    • Saturation
  • How rarity affect's price per carat
  • Examples of which colors sell for the highest price per carat

 

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds

How to Spot Stones That Are Not Real Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/14/18 9:36 AM

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 assess a diamond's authenticity. These ranged from assessments that could be made from the comfort of your own home, or at a lab by an experienced gemologist.

In this article we will be learning how to distinguish between real diamonds and:

  • Cubic Zirconium
  • White Sapphire
  • Moissanite
  • White Topaz
  • Synthetic Diamonds
Let’s begin!

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, Diamonds

How to Tell if Your Diamonds Are Real: Pt.2

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/7/18 9:35 AM

Welcome to part 2 of our "How to Tell if Your Diamond is Real" series. In part 1, we saw how you can run some tests from the comfort of your home. While convenient, most of these test are not conclusive. If you want to be 100% certain for your diamond's authenticity, the best thing you can do is seek the expertise of a seasoned gemologist.

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So what methods do the experts use to test for authenticity, and what can we learn from them?

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, Diamonds

How to Tell if Your Diamonds Are Real: Pt.1

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/24/18 10:39 AM

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 in is genuine? (Assuming we don't have a certification.)

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In this 2 part series, we will be going over how to assess if a diamond is truly natural, or a synthetic "impostor." 

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, Diamonds

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

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/2/18 9:01 AM

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 additional factors that affect the final price of a precious stone (excluding, of course, the more apparent 4Cs.)

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Topics: Alternative Investments

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

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/17/18 9:07 AM

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 contributing factors to a stone’s beauty, rarity, and value; there are multiple other nuances that also play a significant role in the stone's overall value.

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Topics: Alternative Investments

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

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/10/18 8:51 AM

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 this year’s auction to 2017’s, and we will briefly be looking at the lots that did and didn’t sell.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond News

Alternative Investments: All You Need To Know About Investing In Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/8/18 8:26 AM

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 by these questions, we decided to create a short guide on what to look for when investing in white diamonds.

While colored and colorless stones share many differences, the process of investing is in many ways the same. There are many common areas when looking at the importance of certain characteristics qualifying the diamond as worthy alternative investments.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Diamond Investing

How Do Fancy Colored Diamonds Compare to Other Passion Investments

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/1/18 8:34 AM

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” which include works of art, antique cars, and of course fancy colored diamonds.

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Topics: Alternative Investments

Holiday Shopping: Fancy Colored Diamonds Buying Guide

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/24/17 9:01 AM

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 and timeless gift, they are also a treasure asset that offer a significant investment opportunity. If you’re looking for a gift idea for the person who has everything, a colored diamond is the perfect option this holiday season.

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Topics: Alternative Investments

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