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September 20, 2019

It’s a good time to buy natural color diamonds. “The recent price declines in the white goods market  created an overall negative psychological effect on all trying to sell. This is probably the reason we also witnessed a decline of 0.1% in the Fancy Color Index in Q2,...

September 11, 2019

 A flawless white diamond with a high estimate of $13 million will feature in Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction in Hong Kong next month. 

The emerald-cut, 80.88-carat, D-color, type IIa stone is valued at $10 million to $12.8 million, and is o...

September 5, 2019

Retail is a circle, not a line, and every trend comes back again — especially styles with distinctive looks and rich stories. As a new generation of customers discovers the charms of vintage jewelry, the style and craftsmanship of eras past have become not only a drivi...

August 5, 2019

Prices of pink fancy-color diamonds outperformed other major color categories during the second quarter, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) said. 

Prices of pinks rose 0.4% quarter on quarter for the three months ending June 30, according to the FCRF, which re...

July 30, 2019

Image:  The “hero diamonds” from the 2019 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender. (Rio Tinto)

Rio Tinto has launched what’s likely to be one of its last annual pink-diamond tenders, as the company gears up to close its flagship Argyle mine. 

Ladies and Gentlemen,  those of you who...

June 9, 2019

Survey reveals that 79% of diamantaires oppose diamond listing and pricing services for synthetic diamonds.

The most buzz-generating subject of late in the diamond industry has been Martin Rapaport’s suggestion to provide diamond listing and pricing services for synthet...

May 23, 2019

Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 130-carat, gem-quality diamond from its Lulo alluvial mine in Angola. 

The stone is the miner’s 13th over 100 carats to date, and its second in that size category this year, it said last week. It found a 128-carat, white, type II...

Pink Diamond Finds No Buyers at Bonhams

According to Diamonds . net,  two top items failed to sell at Bonhams' New York auction last week, including a rare fancy orangey-pink diamond. 

The 12.62-carat stone, which was valued at $1.5 million to $2 million, was the...

May 8, 2019

A diamond named for its resemblance to bubble gum will go under the hammer at Christie’s Hong Kong sale later this month. 

The rare cushion modified brilliant-cut, 3.44-carat, fancy-vivid-purplish-pink diamond, which is internally flawless, will lead the Magnificent J...

April 17, 2019

 Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) has revealed a 20.46-carat polished stone, the largest blue diamond to come out of Botswana. 

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has graded the oval brilliant-cut, type IIb diamond as fancy deep blue, with VVS2 clarity, ODC...

February 22, 2019

In Chinese Culture, 88 - the number of carats, is a symbol of perfection and eternity.

At its upcoming Hong Kong Sale of Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite on April 2, Sotheby’s will be offering an 88.22-carat, flawless diamond as the top lot. According to the auction...

February 20, 2019

“There is no steady supply of pink and blue diamonds so most likely prices will continue to appreciate,”

“In 2018, fancy color diamonds continued to have a strong position in the market, simply because they are generally rare, although some colors have had soft prices f...

January 17, 2019

AFTER A HARD YEAR FOR YELLOW DIAMONDS, PRICES TO RISE IN 2019

The Fancy Color Diamond Index for 2018 showed an an overall increase of 0.2%

The Fancy Color Diamond Index for 2018, published by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), showed an an overall increase of 0....

January 10, 2019

The history of rubies is a story rich in splendor and mystery. These precious gems have been mentioned in the Bible, worn by royalty throughout human history, and believed to protect ancient warriors in battle.

They have been thought to act as a talisman for peace and a...

January 5, 2019

PINK DIAMONDS ARE THE BIG AUCTION WINNERS OF 2018

2018 was an excellent year for pink diamonds, which garnered the highest prices of the year, leading the diamond market

  • Credit: Christie's

2018 was an excellent year for pink diamonds, which garnered the highest pri...

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