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The Hope Blue Diamond: Origin, Legacy, and Curse

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/26/19 9:41 AM
When someone says, “the most famous diamond in the world,” what is the first diamond that you think of?  Odds are it is the truly breathtaking  Hope Blue Diamond; possibly t he most well-documented blue diamond in the world. 
 
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Topics: History, blue diamonds, Historic Diamonds, Hope Blue Diamond

The Heart of Eternity Blue Diamond: Origin & History

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/19/19 9:47 AM

It is a known fact that natural fancy blue diamonds are among the rarest, most beautiful, and sought after stones worldwide. Additionally, blue stones with favorable overtones, deep saturation, crystal clarity, and exquisite craftsmanship are on a whole other level, appearing once in a blue moon.

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Topics: History, Famous Diamonds, blue diamonds, Heart of Eternity Diamond

The Dresden Green: The Most Historic Green Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/14/19 10:08 AM

Every holiday has a unique theme and coloring surrounding their festivities. Apart from their spiritual value, these celebratory events that come around once every year help us leave the routine of our everyday lives behind, and “feel the moment” with our loved ones.

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Topics: History, green diamond, Dresden Green, Historic Diamonds

Famous Diamonds: The Darya-ye Noor

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/12/19 9:48 AM
There’s nothing that the diamond world loves more than a good mystery or a good curse. The Darya-ye Noor (River or Sea of Light) has a story after the diamond lover’s heart. Like other famous diamonds such as the 186 carat Koh-I Noor, the Hope Diamond, the 410 carat Regent Diamond, and other legendary stones, the Darya-ye Noor comes from one of the most legendary mines in all of history, the Kollur Mine in India’s Andara Pradesh district.
 
Unfortunately, some of the most amazing stones produced from this mine are considered lost to history. 
 
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Topics: Pink Diamonds Insight, History, pink diamonds, Darya-ye Noor

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

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

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/11/18 10:09 AM

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.

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Topics: History, red diamonds, colored 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

Famous Blue Diamonds: The Wittelsbach-Graff

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 9/6/18 9:18 AM

In its pursuit to find the most historic diamonds of all time, Arpege Diamonds found the legendary Wittelsbach-Graff. This 31.06- carat blue diamond has become famous not just because of its size, color, or clarity, but rather for its history within European royalty.

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Topics: History, Famous Diamonds, blue diamonds, Wittelsbach-Graff

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

The Most Famous Pink Diamonds in the World

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/10/18 9:01 AM

It is well known that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but when it comes to the rarest stones 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 estimated that pink stones account for only .0001% of all diamonds mined. This is enough to make them one of the most sought after variety of colored diamonds in the world.

 

From record-breaking diamonds to stones that once belonged to royalty; let's quickly look at the history and characteristics of some of the most famous pink diamonds in the world.

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Topics: History, pink diamonds, colored diamonds

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