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10 Facts About Black Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/30/19 9:32 AM

With their vibrant colors and breathtaking beauty, fancy colored diamonds have long been the centerpiece at auctions and museums. There is one category of gem however, that is a bit less "prevalent"; pure black diamonds.

Once thought to be an ancient curse, black diamonds have an interesting history. Did you know any of these 10 facts about black diamonds?

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Topics: Things to Know, black diamonds, colored diamonds

Black Diamonds: An Investment Guide

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/28/19 10:46 AM

Naturally black diamonds are among the most rare gems in the world. Whether it is an addition to your collection or looking for an alternative investment, these stones have been steadily increasing in demand. But how are they valued and how valuable are they really?

In this article we will be looking at:

  • How do black diamonds get their color
  • The types of grading these stones can receive
  • What to look for when deciding on a purchase/investment
  • Should you actually invest in a black diamond?
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Topics: Things to Know, black diamonds, Investing

Three Famous Black Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/10/19 9:34 AM

In the diamond industry, there are two types of black diamonds. The first is called a natural fancy black diamond and the second is just referred to as a black diamond. Although they are both real diamonds, natural fancy black diamonds are found in the rough with their black coloring. The alternate black diamonds are treated with irradiation or heat in order for the diamond to appear darker in color.

The value of natural fancy black diamonds far outpaces its engineered black diamond counterpart.

In this article we will be looking at:

  • The Spirit of Grisogono
  • The Gruosi Diamond
  • The Korloff Noir Diamond
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Topics: History, black diamonds

Arpege Diamonds Presents "Famous Diamonds, The Black Orlov"

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/18/18 9:09 AM

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? 

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Topics: History, black diamonds

Black Diamond Spotlight: The Amsterdam Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/2/18 8:29 AM

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 captivating black stones and have begun showing them the love that they deserve.

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Topics: History, black diamonds

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