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What You Need To Know When Buying A Colored Diamond: Clarity

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/23/19 9:36 AM

Welcome to Part 2 of our 4C’s series. Today we will be looking at arguably the second most important C right after color; Clarity.

Image Source: GIA

If you missed Part 1 of our series, containing everything you need to know about a colored diamond's hue, you can find it here

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Topics: Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds, 4Cs

How Will Investing In Colored Diamonds Change In The Future?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/18/19 9:46 AM

One of the best ways to determine market demand, and ultimately which diamond colors are best for investing, is to monitor auctions. During the past 3 years, most colored diamonds sold were bought with the intention of investing, meaning that the days of pure “aesthetic appeal” that drove diamond sales are long gone.

Nowadays, investors seek for transparency and high quality stones that will not only show promising concentration of wealth, but also great potential for growth (in value) for the decades to come.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds

What You Need To Know When Buying A Colored Diamond: Color

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/16/19 9:39 AM

One of the most important factors when considering a colored diamond purchase is education. Despite these gems quickly gaining the attention of collectors and investors alike, there is still some uncertainty when it comes to the actual value of a diamond.

In this 3-part series, we will be going over everything you truly need to know about each of the 4Cs: color, clarity, carat, and cut. Without further delay, let’s begin with the first C; color.

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Topics: Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds

Investing In Pink Diamonds For Valentine's Day

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/7/19 9:33 AM

Pink, it combines the burning passion of red, with the purity of white, and with Valentine’s Day being just around the corner, what better way to surprise the one you love, than with a beautiful pink diamond.

With a massive 600% increase in value during the last decade however, these gems can be much more than just a valuable gift, they can be an investment. But just like your loved one, no one pink diamond is alike, more specifically; these stones can be categorized into 4 color categories based on their grading. So which one is right for you?

Source: Christie's

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Topics: Colored Diamond Investment, pink diamonds, Pink Diamond Value

The Argyle Mine and the Future of Pink Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/24/19 9:46 AM

East Kimberley is a remote region of Western Australia more than 2,000 kilometers from Perth, the state capitol. Open and underdeveloped, there might not seem to be much to recommend this arid region…but under the surface, East Kimberley is home to one of the rarest and most unique treasures in the world: pink diamonds.

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Topics: Things to Know, Colored Diamond Investment, pink diamonds, Argyle Mine

Color Modifiers in Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Do They Affect Value?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/22/19 9:07 AM

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 different undertones affected pricing and possible reasons behind why they are not included in GIA reports. This time, we will be taking a closer look at color modifiers and exploring how different modifiers can affect a diamond’s value, as well as some exceptions to these rules.

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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment

The Best Colored Diamond News From 2018

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 12/27/18 3:25 PM

Arpège Diamonds strives to provide leading insight and to stay on top of the latest and best naturally colored diamond news. As the year comes to an end, let's take a look at the top colored diamond news; from record-breaking auctions to diamond companies using blockchain technology. Without further delay, here are the top stories of the year!

 

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Topics: Colored Diamond News, Colored Diamond Investment, Colored Diamond Mines

Are Green Diamonds for Investing or Collecting?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 12/13/18 10:48 AM

While natural green diamonds are exceptionally rare, they have often been outperformed by their red, blue, and pink counterparts, mainly because of color preference. This “underestimation” if you would, often led to green diamonds having fewer appearances in auctions, and were viewed as stones that mostly appealed to collectors rather than serious investors.

But how does that statement hold today? Are green diamonds still only sought after collectors and gem enthusiasts or are they starting to turn the heads of more serious investors?

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Topics: Colored Diamond Investment, green diamond, Diamond Investing, Natural Green Diamond

Pink Diamonds - Year by Year Price Review

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 12/4/18 10:16 AM

Arpège Diamonds is a seller of many types of colored diamonds, but none are more central to the brand than pink diamonds. These stones perfectly capture the beauty and luxury that colored diamonds have to offer.

Not only do they make wonderful additions to any jewelry collection, pink diamonds also prove to be an amazing investment opportunity as their demand and value have shown significant growth in the past 3 decades.

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Topics: Colored Diamond Investment, pink diamonds, colored diamonds, Pink Diamond Value

Comparing Colored Diamonds to 4 Other Tangible Assets

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/27/18 9:27 AM

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?

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds

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