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

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 ...

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

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 ...

The Most Famous Blue Diamonds in the World

They say that the colors have emotional attributions to them. The color blue denotes intelligence, trust, and serenity, among others. The true science behind color and emotion is complicated, but most can agree that blue is one of the most dominant ...

4 Things You Need If You Want To Invest In Fancy Colored Diamonds

Fancy Colored Diamonds can truly be top grade investments, and much like fine art, the more unique the piece the higher the value; especially if you have the patience to wait for the opportune moment to sell. It is then, and only then, that you can ...

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 ...

Fancy Colored Diamonds: What Does Their Color Really Mean?

by Tony Cathaway | December 20, 2018 | colored diamonds
We often see the terms Fancy Colored Diamonds (FCD) in auctions, on certificates, in articles, and in collections but what does this really mean? In this article we will be exploring: The 27 possible color variations for diamonds How the most ...

Colored Diamonds News From November 2018

November was full of colored diamonds news and insight. This month, we take a look at record-breaking sales, highlights from the Annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, and the history of some of the most famous and expensive stones. Without further ...

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 ...

What is a Blocked Stone in a GIA Report?

by Tony Cathaway | October 18, 2018 | colored diamonds, Rough Diamonds, GIA
Although rare, there have been instances when the GIA will issue a report that will include a very distinct term, a term that is not seen on general official reports for colored diamonds.   Image Source The term we are referring to is “blocked ...

Red Diamonds – Everything You Wanted To Know (Part 2)

Red diamonds are among the most beautiful and rare diamonds ever to be discovered. They are so scarce that only about 30 such stones have been documented to exist and only a handful have ever made an appearance in auctions. If you have not yet read ...

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Highlights: Top 5 Lots

Sotheby’s held their Autumn Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Sale last week, October 3rd, in Hong Kong. Synonymous with quality and value, the auction house managed to deliver once again by hosting a spectacular selection of rare colored diamonds.     ...

Red Diamonds – Everything You Wanted To Know (Part 1)

It is without a doubt that red diamonds are among the most captivating and magnificent stones ever to be found. Their color is a representation of love, passion, and strength, and is of such immense rarity that only an estimated 30 pure red stones ...

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 ...

The 7 Highest Auction Prices Paid For Colored Diamonds In The Last 7 Years

Nothing shows the true value of an asset more than its demand and investors’ willingness to pay astronomical amounts to acquire it. In the last decade alone, we’ve seen records being shattered one after the other in the diamond industry, with stones ...

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 ...

The Most Famous Pink Diamonds in the World

It is well known that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but when it comes to the rarest diamonds in the world, women aren’t the only ones fascinated by these precious gems. Apart from their captivating beauty, and truly stunning hue; it has been ...