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History of Famous Colored Diamonds: The Regent Diamond

Just like most other world famous diamonds we’ve covered, the Regent diamond too has a very interesting past. Join us as we discover the unique and fascinating history of this diamond, which spans over 300 years.     Image Source: Louvre.fr The ...

Christie's Auction Results: Our Top Colored Diamond Picks

by Tony Cathaway | June 7, 2018 | colored diamonds
Among the auctions that took place during the month of May, Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale was probably the one with the most mesmerizing lots. The pieces that were offered could easily be described as “art” and had very optimistic ...

Philips Auction: Our Top Colored Diamond Picks

by Tony Cathaway | June 5, 2018 | colored diamonds
On the 28th of  May, Philips held their Jewels and Jadeite auction in Hong Kong, and we have to say it had some pretty remarkable lots. In this article we go over our top picks.   The Philips auction house is not a name that stands out often as it ...

Back to Back Record Breaking Blue Diamonds

April was full of auctions that yielded pretty exciting and unexpected results; however, most of the action definitely took place closer to the end of the month. While we would love to go into details for all the lots that did (and did not) sell, we ...

Answering Frequently Asked Questions about Yellow Diamonds

Colored diamonds make up an extremely tiny fraction of all the diamonds ever mined. Approximately, 1 out of 10,000 carats mined is colored. Values for colored diamonds can run into the millions, whether they are loose or mounted in jewelry. Of these ...

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 ...

Best of the Best: Red Diamonds

by Tony Cathaway | September 7, 2016 | History, colored diamonds
  Red diamonds are as beautiful as they are rare. Throughout history, only a handful of red diamonds have every come across the auction block, and the winners of these auctions have seen their investment multiply year over year. In this piece, we ...

How Naturally Colored Diamonds are Formed

There are no two diamonds that are exactly alike. These gems have taken millions, and in some cases billions of years to form. Geologists believe that diamonds were formed in the earth’s mantle and brought up by volcanic eruptions many eons ago. ...

Mines To Market: How Colored Diamonds are Produced

Diamonds take millions of years to make and can even be dated back to over 1 billion years ago! Geologists believe that these gems are made in the mantle layer of the Earth and brought up to the surface by volcanic eruptions.  Today, diamond mines ...

Do You Know How Many Diamond Mines Exist Today?

There are not that many diamond mines in the world. In fact, it’s estimated that there are around 50 viable mines in operation, and around 30 that are inactive. However, with increasing demand for diamonds not only as jewelry, but for scientific ...