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Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Modifiers and Undertones Affect Price

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/13/19 10:08 AM

Whether you’re an investor, collector, or diamond enthusiast, you are well aware that the highest contributing factor for a colored diamond’s value is its hue. In this article we will be examining the difference between a color modifier and an undertone, and how the slightest distinction can have a significant effect on price.

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Topics: Things to Know, Colored Diamond Investment

What To Look For In A Diamond Investment

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/9/19 10:37 AM

Having compared a plethora of tangible assets in one of our previous articles, you may now see potential opportunity in a new diamond investment. A big question arises however, how can you determine “investment grade diamonds” from the rest, especially if you are a beginner? Arpège Diamonds is here to help.

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Topics: Things to Know, colored diamonds, 4Cs

The Most Famous Red Diamonds in the World

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/15/19 9:41 AM

Red is an iconic color that can symbolize love, strength, and passion. In history, red diamonds are one of the most rare stones in the world. They’re found primarily in Australia, Brazil, and Africa and are so exclusive that only approximately 30 red diamonds have ever been found!

If you haven't checked out our tribute to red diamonds, you can find it here.

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Topics: Things to Know, red diamonds, Historic Diamonds

The Argyle Mine and the Future of Pink Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/26/19 11:33 AM

East Kimberley is a remote region of Western Australia more than 2,000 kilometers from Perth, the state capitol. Open and underdeveloped, there might not seem to be much to recommend this arid region…but under the surface, East Kimberley is home to one of the rarest and most unique treasures in the world: pink diamonds.

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Topics: Things to Know, Colored Diamond Investment, pink diamonds, Argyle Mine

5 Facts About Red Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/29/19 12:16 PM

Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. When it comes to gems, the rarer, the more expensive the diamond is. Their values are based on other factors including clarity and color. Red is the rarest diamond color in the world. It's so rare in fact, that it is thought that only 30 true gem quality red diamonds are known to exist. 

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Topics: Things to Know, red diamonds, colored diamonds

GIA Report: What You Need To Look For

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/16/19 10:26 AM

As diamond enthusiasts, collectors, and investors, it's only natural you want to know that you're getting exactly what you paid for. It's therefore a smart choice to always request for, and verify the authentication of your diamond’s GIA certificate upon purchase.

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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, GIA

10 Facts About Black Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/30/19 9:32 AM

With their vibrant colors and breathtaking beauty, fancy colored diamonds have long been the centerpiece at auctions and museums. There is one category of gem however, that is a bit less "prevalent"; pure black diamonds.

Once thought to be an ancient curse, black diamonds have an interesting history. Did you know any of these 10 facts about black diamonds?

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Topics: Things to Know, black diamonds, colored diamonds

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

Black Diamonds: An Investment Guide

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/28/19 10:46 AM

Naturally black diamonds are among the most rare gems in the world. Whether it is an addition to your collection or looking for an alternative investment, these stones have been steadily increasing in demand. But how are they valued and how valuable are they really?

In this article we will be looking at:

  • How do black diamonds get their color
  • The types of grading these stones can receive
  • What to look for when deciding on a purchase/investment
  • Should you actually invest in a black diamond?
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Topics: Things to Know, black diamonds, Investing

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

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/21/19 9:07 AM

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 realize truly astronomical returns on your investment.

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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, colored diamonds

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