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Monday 29th December 2014

What Makes Pink Diamonds Pink?

Washington, 24 December 2014 - They're one of the world's rarest jewels - but nobody knows for certain why pink diamonds are pink. That hasn't stopped investors from snapping them up at auction and sending prices skyrocketing.

Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Holiday Shopping

Yes, all those cliches about wanting "Santa Baby" to bring you a ring (or other bling) are backed up by the data. Americans spend over $6 billion on jewelery in the final month of the year.

Saturday 20th December 2014

Time to Invest in Colored Diamonds

Antwerp’s rough diamond imports are up 15.8% by volume and 14.08% value; exports up 27.04% by volume and 9.29% by value. In November, Antwerp’s rough diamond trade recorded a ‘very good’ outcome, as per AWDC, over the same month last year.

Thursday 18th December 2014

The 10 Most Expensive Jewels at Auction in 2014

When it came to color, blue was the must have in 2014. The most expensive: the fancy vivid blue 9.75-carat Zoe Diamond sold at a staggering $32,645,000 ($3,348,205 per carat), setting a new world auction record total price for a blue diamond and a new world auction record.

Wednesday 10th December 2014

One of the Largest Red Diamonds Ever Offered at Auction

New York, 10 December 2014 – It's the 3rd largest red diamond ever offered at auction. This rare, oval-cut color diamond of 1.42 carats from Australia's Argyle Diamond Mine is expected to fetch $1.5-2.5m today in New York.

Thursday 4th December 2014

Liori Diamonds Engagement Survey Shows Growing Interest in Black Diamonds

Rapaport | Dec 3, 2014 4:30 PM By Liori DiamondsPress Release: Liori Diamonds, a leading brand in the area of handcrafted diamond jewelry, recently revealed the findings of its customer case study. One of the most interesting insights revolved around how much people were willing to ...
Wednesday 3rd December 2014

$3.1 m Boots to Be Displayed at Dubai Jewellery Show

The European size 38 boots retail for $3.1 million (Dh11.3 million) and feature more than 39,000 fancy coloured diamonds. 

Monday 1st December 2014

Burmese Rubies, Colored Diamonds And Cartier Lead Sotheby's Hong Kong Sale

A ruby and diamond necklace with 50 carats of unheated “Pigeon’s Blood” Mogok Burmese rubies was the top lot in Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Jewels and Jadeite sale, fetching $805,128.

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