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Friday 26th April 2013

Blue Diamond Sells for Record $9.5M

(IDEX Online News) – An extremely rare blue diamond sold for $9.5 million at a London auction, creating a new world record for price per carat. The fancy deep-blue cushion-shape 5.30-carat diamond was bought by jewelry company Graff Diamonds at the Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale in London on...
Friday 19th April 2013

25.5 ct Blue Diamond Discovered in South Africa

(IDEX Online News) – An exceptionally large blue diamond has been discovered in South Africa. The 25.5-carat blue diamond, discovered at the Cullinan Mine earlier this month, is reportedly a high quality gem of top color. On Wednesday, Petra Diamonds announced the recovery of the blue ...
Wednesday 17th April 2013

Record-breaking sale of a 34.65 carat pink diamond!

(IDEX Online News) – A 34.65-carat fancy intense pink cushion-cut diamond broke a number of records at Christie's on Monday. Fancy color diamond prices continue to ascend, almost regardless of the economic situation. The diamond, nicknamed The Princie Diamond, sold to an anonymous ...
Thursday 11th April 2013

Round Diamond Breaks Price Record

(IDEX Online) A 28.86-carat D / Flawless round brilliant diamond sold for $6,940,821 at Sotheby's in Hong Kong on Monday. The $240,500 per carat price set a world auction record for a round white diamond. The loose diamond is graded by the GIA as triple excellent with no fluorescence. The ...
Tuesday 9th April 2013

Birks Debuts 16-Ct. Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond in Edmonton

(Rapaport) Birks in Canada is premiering a 16.01-carat, VVS1, fancy intense yellow diamond at its Edmonton location beginning this week. The diamond is set in a platinum ring and adorned with diamond pavé. The diamond will head to Birks in Calgary after its Edmonton showing. This ...
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