Diamond Report #171

We continue to see tremendous activity at the auction, retail and dealer level for rare colored diamonds in the upper segments of the grading spectrum, as supply is tight around the world and buying shows solid activity. Dealers have been slowly increasing their inventory in the second quarter in anticipation of trade show activity in […]

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Diamond Report #170

Colored Diamonds As global financial markets reach new heights around the world, sophisticated investors are taking some of those profits and acquiring rare colored diamonds at the auction, retail and dealer level. Trade show activity for the colored diamond pavilions in Hong Kong and Basel earlier in the year showed promising results, with dealers reporting […]

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Diamond Report #169

Auction Sales Sotheby’s will offer what it has called the “most valuable” set of earrings in auction history at its Geneva sale next month – though the two stones don’t match in color. The pear-shaped “Apollo and Artemis Diamonds” — one blue and one pink — will jointly lead the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels […]

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Diamond Report #168

Yellow Diamonds to Lead Bonhams Sale RAPAPORT… Bonhams will offer an array of yellow diamonds at its New York auction later this month. The top lot will be an “old European” brilliant-cut, 6.32-carat, fancy vivid yellow, VVS1-clarity diamond set between two brilliant-cut diamonds. The entire ring is valued at $400,000 to $600,000, Bonhams said in a […]

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