Diamond jewelry, diamond prices & loose diamonds
News and Trends defining the diamond market
Christie’s New York broke several records with their sparkling diamond lots. On December 10, Christie’s Magnificent Jewelry auction was finally here, having the “Victory Diamond” as the top lot of the auction since it broke the record for highest diamond price per carat... Continue Reading.
Queen Nazli’s diamond necklace features 217-carat diamonds with a 6-carat round diamond in the center. This royal diamond necklace was at the Magnificent Jewels auction of Sotheby’s the highest profile lot....
Fancy greyish- blue diamond fetched the highest auction price per carat in its category. In London on December 5, Bonham auction house sold a very unique 2.97-carat diamond ring for 2.2 million USD. The diamond ring includes a fancy greyish- blue diamond that was in the pre-sale estimated for $752.00 to $1.05 million... Continue Reading.
“The Williamson” 23.16 carat rough pink colored diamond is on its way to Antwerp to be sold. While the 1,111 carat rough colorless diamond can still not be valued due to its large size a giant rough pink diamond is found and up for auction. Colored diamonds are compared to colorless diamonds a lot more rare to find. Therefore this 23.16 carat rough pink colored diamond is a very unusual finding... Continue Reading.
Most important “Pigeon’s Blood” ruby realized more than $18 thousand USD. The “Crimson Flame” is a beautiful yet extraordinary combination of a ruby and colorless diamonds, is auctioned at Christie’s Hong Kong on December 1 2015. This “Pigeon’s Blood” (red) ruby was the most important ruby that has ever appeared at an action in Asia... Continue Reading.
A 217-carat bib style diamond necklace, with all kinds of diamond shapes at Sotheby’s Auction. On December 9 Sotheby will have its final fall season of “Magnificent Jewels” auction in New York where an Egyptian royal diamond necklace is one of the top lots. The 217-carat bib style diamond necklace, which contains all kinds of diamond shapes, belonged to Queen Nazli of Egypt... Continue Reading.
This shocking 1,111-carat rough diamond is second largest diamond in size. Again we are amazed by the work of Mother Nature, which created an extremely large colorless diamond. This colorless diamond, which has been found in Botswana, is a shocking size of 1,111-carat rough diamond... Continue Reading.
Hong Kong property tycoon bought two rare colored diamonds and named them “Blue Moon of Josephine” & “Sweet Josephine. A spectacular price of $28.5 million USD for this stamp sized pink diamond of 16.08 carat. This rare colored diamond has been bought and dubbed by Joseph Lau, a Hong Kong bidder... Continue Reading.
The 12.03 carat vivid blue diamond is the new record holder for blue diamonds! We have talked about this extremely rare blue diamond called “The Blue Moon” for weeks! Today this rare colored diamond was up for auction and fetched a record price of $48.26 million USD... Continue Reading.
The moment we’ve all Amazing estimated price of $55 million USD for extremely rare colored diamond at Sotheby’s November 11. We have talked about this extremely rare blue diamond called “The Blue Moon” for weeks! ... Continue Reading.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is approaching, the sale of the largest pink diamond ring of 16+ carat. Do you remember that a month ago the diamond industry was amazed by the upcoming sale of the stamp sized pink diamond? Now the moment quite some people... Continue Reading.
Having a wedding that cost 31 million USD is for many of us unbelievable, but AngelaBaby (Angela Yeung) had it with an engagement ring that will blow your mind! Everything of the wedding was arranged and appeared beautiful just like the diamond ring with a five carat pear shape diamond... Continue Reading.
The vivid yellow diamond cushion cut diamond was top lot at Christie’s October 20 auction. In New York, Christie’s has sold the vivid yellow cushion cut diamond for more than 3.6 million USD. In the email that the auction house shared with the media this amazing amount for the cushion cut diamond... Continue Reading.
Magnificent 10.06 natural fancy blue diamond is one of the world’s rarest natural colored gemstone. We love this period of the year, many rare and magnificent diamond jewelry gets sold and auctioned just like this natural blue diamond ring combined with pink diamonds... Continue Reading.
Find out which colored diamonds or gemstones belongs to most expensive ones in the world? In the world we have all kind of glittering rare gemstones that are record breakers when they are sold at jewelry auctions. For every gemstone category there is one that holds the record of most expensive gemstone in their category... Continue Reading.
The over 8 carat pigeon blood Burmese ruby estimated 6 to 9 million USD! In Geneva we will soon see another stunning and historical diamond jewelry because the ruby diamond ring of Queen Maria-José is for auction. This time it will be an 8 carat ring from a former personal collection which is from the last Queen of Italy... Continue Reading.
The total sale including the fancy yellow diamond is estimated around 20 million USD! This yellow diamond is super rare due to its size and intense color. In nature colored diamonds are not found that easily, especially if it is this size. Therefore, experts are speculating that the cushion cut yellow diamond is already estimated for 3 – 4 million USD ... Continue Reading.
The stamp sized pink diamond is going to make history, but which 4 diamonds were before that? In the history of auction house Christie’s many unique diamonds were sold. In this brief recap we will look back at the 4 most exceptional diamonds besides the pink stamp sized diamond... Continue Reading.
In Los Angeles not very long ago, the 67th Emmy awards occurred and the biggest Hollywood stars celebrated their great performance by wearing beautiful diamond jewelry. As always the red carpet brings forward a very strong trend, which was this time diamonds, rings, diamond bracelets, diamond earrings... Continue Reading.
The 14 carat golden ring with a diamond claw crest, which is known among the Presley fans as Presley’s most prized possessions as it, was a gift from his father is up for sale! However, Presley gave it away together with a scarf to Tommy Milham after reading the interview that this super fan queued up for more than 20 hours to see him perform back in 1976... Continue Reading.
After the amazement of the blue diamond called ‘Blue Moon’ a stamp size pink diamond is up for auction coming November 10. Christie’s auction house is most probably going to set a record with this pink diamond ring, which contains a very rare 16.08 carat pink diamond. This will be the largest pink diamond of its kind that is going to be auctioned... Continue Reading.
Last September 24 and September 25 Sotheby’s is kicking off the important jewels season with notable provenance diamond jewelry. The auction was held in New York City and contained very exceptional diamonds but also emeralds... Continue Reading.
These days the diamond industry news headlines are mostly covered by the upcoming auction of an extremely rare blue diamond called ‘Blue Moon’. The loose diamond called Blue Moon is valued in between 33 to 55 million USD... Continue Reading.
Just like all things, tastes changes and therefore also the engagement ring styles are changing. But which diamond cut, ring metal or design is nowadays the running trend for engagement rings? Well according to jewellers there is a significant increase for rose gold and classic ring designs... Continue Reading.
After 98 years this rare 50.13-spinel and diamond jewelry piece is up for auction.Very soon the so-called cousin of the famous Hope Diamond will be up for sale, shining with 22 colorless loose diamonds around the center spinel. This unique diamond jewelry piece has been in the Hope’s vast collection, which contained extraordinary diamonds ... Continue Reading.
At the MTV Video Music Awards the celebrities showed us amazing colored diamond jewelry. All kind of colored diamonds such as black diamonds dominated the red carpet in Los Angeles. Colored diamonds are very popular in the market at the moment and very rare to find in nature. Every year or better said every red carpet we are amazed on how the celebrities look like... Continue Reading.
Last week many impressive jewelry pieces gathered in Australia for the Sotheby Important jewels auction with diamonds as highlights. One of the major diamond jewelry highlights was the 10.94 fancy yellow colored diamond ring, which is sold for an amazing amount. Resulting in a total auction sale of 1.84 million USD. This result is a new record for Sotheby Australia since ... Continue Reading.
246 incredible lots are going to be auction, such as the natural fancy yellow round cut diamond. Coming August 31, a lot of spectacular diamond jewelry will be shown at the Sotheby’s auction in Australia. Altogether there are 246 incredible lots that are going to be auctioned, among them a fancy yellow round cut diamond. The auction has all different kind of lots variation from pearls to emerald ... Continue Reading.
The loose diamond industry is operating worldwide which makes it logical that some countries push it more than others. Now there has been a sudden depreciation of the Chinese Yuan, which results in the looming of the U.S. interest rate, what does this mean for the diamond prices? Last week the Zhou's People bank of China allowed the CNY to depreciate by about 3.5% ... Continue Reading.
Many celebrities are sealing their love with an emerald cut diamond rings, so why this fancy cut diamond? A fancy cut diamond is every cut that is not round brilliant cut. Maybe it is only us but almost every day we are amazed by the beautiful sparkling engagement rings that are given to the loved ones. Now it looks like the celebrities are loving the engagement cut diamond rings more than ... Continue Reading.
Starting from August 9 2015 the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) began to offer lower carat starting from 0.15ct to 0.29ct a digital diamond grading report. This new GIA certification is not available in all countries at the moment those will offer this new service in the future. The countries where the new digital diamond grading report is active is ... Continue Reading.
Hong Kong is a very dynamic place in the world with an impressive skyline where a diamond engagement ring proposal of 400.000 HKD makes the image of the city complete. However, not only the engagement ring was a stunning eye-catcher, the helicopter with large banner stating “I love you! Stephanie BB, will you marry me?” did a very good job to impress us and most of all the lucky lady. ... Continue Reading.
Last Tuesday in New York a stunning 100 carat emerald cut ring was sold for more than 22 million USD at the Sotheby’s auction. The fancy cut diamond ring was the highlight of the Sotheby’s auction. The diamond ring was sold for an amount so high that the diamond ring set a new record for jewelry auction ... Continue Reading.
Diamond Registry experts share their new findings
Lovely proposals from couples with a sparkling diamond engagement ring which can be a 1 carat diamond ring or up to 10 carat diamond ring is always a very happy happening all over the world. Even when diamonds have become the symbol of infinite love and most engagement rings are with diamonds the diamond prices are often an obstacle.... Continue Reading.
What are the typical diamond shapes & ring settings? Because in the market there are plenty of engagement rings, the question while searching for the right engagement ring that fits you can be even more challenging. By knowing the typical diamond ring settings, diamond shapes, diamond size and color in mind it may get a bit easier... Continue Reading.
Buying an engagement ring is a very important and happy moment and marks a new milestone in your life. This makes the decision which diamond ring to get all the more difficult.Which diamond ring setting would you choose not even mentioning the 4Cs! ... Continue Reading.
Fancy shaped diamonds such as princess cut or cushion cut are taking over the engagement rings.Are you looking around for engagement rings and you don't know where to start? Let us help you by informing you about new trends that came out regarding the 5 trending diamond cuts for engagement rings this 2015. Continue Reading.
Buying diamond jewelry for themselves for fun or investment is getting more common, find out more. In the household today, who really buys the diamonds? Surprisingly for some, it is the women who are buying the diamond jewelry at the moment... Continue Reading.
This pink colored diamond belongs to the best pink diamonds of the industry. In the diamond industry pink diamonds are very desired, often set in diamond rings or diamond necklaces. Each year there are pink colored diamonds sold from a very specific mine but it is quite hard to purchase this colored diamond since it goes through a very private tender process... Continue Reading.
Unusual diamond engagement rings are the new modern ring to be. Every individual has its own taste when it comes to diamond rings. Some would prefer a diamond engagement ring that comes with a solitaire setting, high prong, halo setting... Continue Reading.
Outstanding diamond jewelry pieces with certified diamonds is seen this year. This year the diamond jewelry looks are just as strong in uniqueness, or maybe stronger than 2014. Some say most of the diamond jewelry is becoming one of a kind jewelry. Continue Reading.
Last Tuesday June 2 Christie’s Hong Kong magnificent jewelry sale sold many impressive diamond jewelry pieces. The auction that was held in Asia set a new record for three pieces of jewelry of which one was a breathtaking necklace mixed with colorless diamonds and red rubies. Continue Reading.
Are you looking for an engagement ring with another kind of style? Maybe you'd like a bit of an Irish twist to your future engagement ring. The Irish engagement rings have a story behind every diamond ring... Continue Reading.
Recently the diamond industry gained another large loose diamond from the Russian mines. This loose diamond that has been found is 76.07 carat and is octahedral in shape. In addition, this large diamond is a colorless diamond instead of a colored diamond. Continue Reading.
Every year glittering diamond rings, diamond necklaces, diamond earrings or diamond bracelets are worn at Cannes Film Festival. We will be reviewing the most eye-caching diamond jewelry until now... Continue Reading.
The market for colored diamonds has never been so dynamic as now.At the auction that was held in Geneva, a historic pink diamond and ruby gemstone stole the show. Together with the rare and popular colored diamonds the auction set new world record... Continue Reading.
The diamond brooch that was given by the Spanish king Alfonso XII to his wife Maria Christina of Austria is up for auction next week in Geneva. It is one of the main highlights of the auction which contains more than 350 pieces of sparkling jewelry with diamonds and other gemstones. ... Continue Reading.
the auction on May 12 in Melbourne is attracting much attention since Sotheby’s is preparing to sell at least 2 pink diamonds. One pink diamond is a very fancy vivid diamond, which means that the color is very intense and you can see clearly the pink color is distributed well through the body of the diamond... Continue Reading.
Last Saturday night, many diamond jewelry was seen at the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner (WHCA) at Washington Hilton.Many Hollywood celebrities were present, wearing colorless diamond jewelry you would love... Continue Reading.
Can you imagine a 100 carat diamond that is internally flawless? If not, we can tell you it exists and it was sold for more than 22 million US dollar including buyer’s premium last April 21 in New York. The so called “perfect” 100 carat emerald cut diamond is graded by the GIA as...
After the successful Sotheby’s auction on April 6, Christie’s is set to steal the spotlight with their upcoming auction featuring an 80.74 carat diamond coming April 14. In New York, Christie's is holding their spring auction with magnificent jewels and is projected to achieve a sales total of 40 million US dollar. Continue Reading.
Do we still remember jewelry and watches show of BaselWorld 2015? Well, we do remember and we want to share the top jewelry designs that were present at BaselWorld 2015 with you all. Let's start with a necklace that is so colorful that it is perfect to launch the spring of this year. Continue Reading.
One of the biggest auction houses Sotheby’s is holding an auction in the early spring time and leads it with a joyful yellow diamond. From all the diamonds that are on the auction this amazing energetic and joyful colored diamond is leading the Hong Kong spring auction. Continue Reading.
Recently a new report announced insight trends and opportunities regarding the global diamond and gemstone market. It provides a good overview of rough diamond production and the diamond jewelry industry. The global diamond industry and gemstone market has made changes and obvious growth. Continue Reading.
On social media you see more and more videos of proposals that are filmed by friends or photographers. To catch the expression of your loved one from the closest angle there is an engagement ring box fitted with a camera. Continue Reading.
Thanks to powerful and popular couples from Hollywood such as Natalie Portman and Carrie Underwood this trend called elaborately shaped wedding bands turned viral and is inspiring many brides-to-be around the globe. Continue Reading.
Last Sunday we saw many stunning diamond jewelry at the 87th academy awards next to the amazing dresses and suits. Every year it is one of the most important award shows where diamond jewelry gets more outstanding and expensive. Continue Reading.
A perfect emerald cut diamond of a remarkable carat weight. Diamond jewelry auction house Sotheby’s recently unveiled an incredibly rare 100 carat emerald cut diamond to be featured in the April 2015 loose diamonds and diamond jewelry auction.. Continue Reading.
Great news! Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are finally engaged. Gaga confirmed the good news with a beautiful photo of an 8 carat heart-shaped ring on her Instagram captioned: "He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said YES!". Continue Reading.
This year it will be the 87th Academy Awards, so we have already seen many impressive and expensive diamond jewelry at previous Academy Awards. While we are counting down the days, here’s a recap of the most expensive diamond jewelry ever seen on the red carpet of the Academy Awards. Continue Reading.
The famous jewelry and loose diamonds auction house Sotheby’s had a very good 2014 as they broke many records for auction houses. In 2014, Sotheby’s sold about 3900 diamond jewelry pieces of which 77 jewels were above.... Continue Reading.
Diamond prices continue to increase for colored loose diOn January 25th 2015 many Hollywood celebrities wore their best diamond jewelry to steal the show on the red carpet. The SAG Awards of 2015 was amazingly filled with diamond jewelry, such as diamond necklaces, diamond earrings... Continue Reading.
Diamond prices continue to increase for colored loose diamonds & diamond jewelry. Colored diamonds have been fetching high prices during diamond auctions for a very long time. However in recent years, diamond prices for colored diamonds have skyrocketed as the demand increases. To illustrate the tremendous increase... Continue Reading.
Brilliant Diamond necklaces, diamond earrings and diamond rings are the stars on the red carpet. Last Sunday at the Golden Globes Awards, the Hollywood stars pleased many diamond lovers by wearing stunning diamond jewelry. Continue Reading.
A new report has shown that China’s e-commerce market is expected to be larger than Japan, U.S. France, Germany and Brittan by 2020. This is especially good news for diamond shops selling loose diamonds and diamond jewelry online.... Continue Reading.
The GIA is the number one most authoritative source when it comes to diamond grading and jewelry appraisal. They will hold a 7 week diamond education program to share advice and wisdom from their research and education activities in the field of gemology.... Continue Reading.
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