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The $5 Million Colored Diamond Club

by Tony Cathaway | October 25, 2016 | History
Colored diamonds have been gaining attention by collectors and investors for decades. The value of colored diamonds is determined through a variety of factors, including standard things like their carat weight and clarity, but some diamonds gain ...

4 Superstar Blue Diamonds

by Tony Cathaway | October 19, 2016 | History, blue diamonds
Blue diamonds are among the rarest of the colored diamonds, along with pinks and greens. In recent years, they have repeatedly broken auction records, selling for several millions of dollars per carat at auction. The most notable sales of these blue ...

Famous Blue Diamonds: The De Beers Millennium Jewel 4

by Tony Cathaway | September 9, 2016 | History
Colored diamonds are a beautiful rarity that have been catching the eye of investors and collectors alike in recent years. Blue diamonds have been making headlines worldwide with the sales of diamonds like The Blue Moonand The Wittelbach ...

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 ...

Famous Pink Diamonds: The Star of the South

by Tony Cathaway | August 24, 2016 | History
Arpege Diamonds continues its journey for some of the world’s most famous diamonds in history. Its newest addition to the Famous Diamond Series is a pink diamond with a very powerful story; the Star of the South diamond.  The Star of the South is a ...

Famous Yellow Diamonds: The Allnatt Diamond

by Tony Cathaway | August 16, 2016 | History
The Allnatt Diamond is the latest addition to Arpege Diamonds’ search for the most famous diamonds of all time. This breathtaking fancy vivid yellow diamond weighs 101.29 carats and was graded by the Gemological Institute of America as one with VS2 ...

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 ...

Famous Yellow Diamonds: The Sun-Drop

by Tony Cathaway | July 25, 2016 | History
Fancy yellow diamonds continue to sell at record setting prices as now, more than ever, diamond enthusiasts are recognizing the true potential of this captivating color. Arpege Diamonds’ latest addition to the Famous Diamond Series is the larger ...

Arpege Diamonds Presents: The Martian Pink Diamond

by Tony Cathaway | July 12, 2016 | History
Arpege Diamonds continues its quest to find the most famous diamonds ever to be unearthed. Our latest installment of the Famous Diamond Series is the enchanting Martian Pink Diamond.  The Martian Pink is a wonder of nature, weighing 12.04 carats and ...

Arpege Diamonds Presents Famous Green Diamonds: Aurora Green Diamond

Arpege Diamonds is proud to present the history of one of the most famous green diamonds ever discovered, the record-setting Aurora Green Diamond. Explore the history of this stone and learn how it traveled from the mine to the auction block. Image ...

The Most Famous Yellow Diamonds in the World

by Tony Cathaway | June 6, 2016 | History, Yellow Diamonds
Diamonds are made up of complex carbon molecules deep within the Earth. They are formed when squeezed with over 725,000 pounds per square inch of pressure and temperatures of over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Diamonds come in all shapes, sizes, and ...

Arpege Diamonds Presents, "Famous Diamonds, The Koh-I-Noor"

by Tony Cathaway | March 25, 2016 | History
This post was updated for 2021 The Koh-I-Noor, comes from Persian for “ Mountain of Light.” It is said to be one of the oldest and most famous diamonds of all time with an intriguing sense of mystery attached. The diamond's history dates back as ...

Top Auction Prices for Pink Diamonds.

by Tony Cathaway | November 11, 2015 | Pink Diamonds Insight, History
According to a recent statement from Sotheby's concerning its May 2015 auction in Geneva, "The market for colored diamonds and precious gemstones has never been stronger and pink diamonds rank among the rarest of all.” In that auction, a historic ...

Colored Diamonds: 2015 in Review

by Tony Cathaway | October 30, 2015 | Things to Know, History
2015 has been a really big year for colored gemstones and fancy colored diamonds. The auctions this year have been epic, with some of the most beautiful and significant stones and pieces of jewelry ever presented. Whether they are historic items ...