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Thursday 2nd February 2017

Pink and Blue Diamonds Hit Peak Price

Fancy-color diamond prices grew in 2016, supported by mounting demand for rare blues and pinks, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF)

Monday 29th August 2016

Kashmir Sapphires and Rare Blue Diamond in Spotlight at Bonhams Sale

Bonhams London kicks off its autumn auction season with its Fine Jewellery sale on September 20, with a pair of Kashmir sapphires and a rare blue diamond set to provide most of the sparkle.

Monday 23rd May 2016

Oppenheimer Blue Diamond Sells for $57.5 Million at Christie's

The Oppenheimer Blue, a 14.62-carat vivid blue diamond was sold at Christie’s Magnificent Jewel auction in Geneva, Switzerland, for CHF56.8 million

Tuesday 15th March 2016

10-Carat Blue Diamond May Fetch Up to $35M at Sotheby’s

The largest oval fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction will cross the block at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on April 5.

Friday 13th November 2015

Flawless 12 carat Blue Moon Diamond Sells for World Record $48.4m in Geneva

Hong Kong buyer purchases gemstone, which has the top grading of fancy vivid blue and was found in South Africa’s famed Cullinan mine in 2014.

Friday 6th November 2015

Blue Fancy Color Diamonds in Hot Demand for Q3

As the diamond industry gears up for its for the holiday season, fancy colour diamond prices are holding steady. According to the Fancy Colour Diamond Index, prices of these diamonds remained stable during the third quarter of 2015.

Sunday 20th September 2015

Blue Moon Diamond May Fetch Record $55 Million

[Discovery News] A blue diamond weighing 12.03 carats and described by experts as internally flawless could sell for a record $55 million (47 million euros) when it goes up for auction in November, according to Sotheby’s.

Thursday 23rd April 2015

Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels Sale Sets Record: Triumph of the Pink

It was the triumph of the pink at the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction this week. The New York arm of the auction house’s jewelry department’s spring Magnificent Jewels sale totaled $65million. 

Friday 6th March 2015

Cartier Watch Wants Vibrating Diamonds To Be a Woman's Best Friend

It’s called the Ballon Bleu de Cartier Vibrating Diamond Setting watch and it presents its fortunate female wearer a very unique way of enjoying diamonds on the dial of a timepiece. Do the diamonds really vibrate? Is there a therapeutic action to rapidly gyrating precious stones? 

Monday 2nd February 2015

How to Set a Value on the World’s Rarest Gems

Intensely coloured — or “fancy” — diamonds have long fetched high prices at auction, but in recent years those prices have soared. 

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