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Projecting What Might Happen When the Argyle Mine Closes in 2020

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/12/19 10:41 AM

This article has been updated for 2019

Despite occupying such an influential position within the diamond industry and the investment market, all mines eventually “burn out”, and unfortunately the Argyle mine is no exception. Its resources are expected to be largely depleted in the very near future, an estimation that can be further supported by Rio Tinto’s 2013 announcement of ceasing operations in 2020.

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Topics: Things to Know, pink diamonds, Diamond Market Forecast, Argyle Mine, Diamond Investing

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

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

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

The Pink Legacy: Another Record Shattering Pink Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/15/18 9:29 AM

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 diamond of its caliber, essentially dethroning the Pink Promise.

 

Image Source: Christie's

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Topics: Alternative Investments, pink diamonds, colored diamonds, Christies Auction

The 2018 Argyle Tender: A Complete Analysis

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/8/18 10:27 AM

October 10th marked the day all bidders had to send Argyle their bids for each of the 63 diamonds that were being offered at this year’s annual Tender. As per usual, the stones presented were of exceptional quality and grading, leaving everyone with very positive impressions.

Image credit: Rio Tinto

Perhaps the most noteworthy thing to point out however, is that for the first time in 5 years, a diamond weighing more than 3 carats was offered!

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Topics: Alternative Investments, pink diamonds, Argyle Mine

The Graff Pink: Why This Pink Diamond Is Extraordinarily Special

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/17/18 8:02 AM

The eponymous Graff Diamonds Company was founded in 1960 by Laurence Graff and soon became known as one of the premier diamond houses of the world. He was principally known only to most rarefied of buyers such as the Sultan of Brunei, Elizabeth Taylor, members of the Royal House of Saud, and an assortment of billionaires. As such, Mr. Graff has held some of the most expensive colored diamonds, such as the Graff Pink.

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Topics: Colored Diamond Investment, pink diamonds, Sotheby's, Graff Pink Diamond

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 diamonds 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

Famous Pink Diamonds: The Argyle Pink Jubilee

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/12/18 9:02 AM
Not all of the great and famous diamonds of the world are accounted for in auction houses or reside in the collections of crown jewels that reflect the grandeur of empires gone by. 
 
One such gem is the Argyle Pink Jubilee; one the most spectacular stones we have ever seen. This diamond is one of the most captivating stones ever unearthed, and a stunning example of the diamond cutter’s masterful fusion of art and high technology. Let's find out a little more about this truly amazing gem.
 
Image Source: Blouinartinfo
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Topics: History, pink diamonds

Famous Pink Diamonds: The Historic Hortensia Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/22/18 9:03 AM

Just like people, every diamond is unique; each has a certain character and a certain story to tell. But perhaps the most prominent characteristic they share with us is that sometimes their flaws can be their biggest asset. This is precisely the case for the historic Hortensia diamond.

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Topics: pink diamonds

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