5.30ct Fancy Deep Blue Diamond At Auction

Blue DiamondAn exquisite blue diamond ring will lead Bonham’s Fine Jewelry auction on April 24th. The ring dates back to circa 1965, and features a cushion-shaped, fancy deep blue of 5.30 carats set horizontally in a platinum and diamond setting. This masterpiece was crafted by the renowned Italian jeweler Bulgari, whose creations were the epitome of innovation and high-fashion in the 1960’s. It is estimated to (more…)

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Highlights of JCK Las Vegas 2012 & Hearts on Fire

DreamIf you read the previous post about JCK Las Vegas or heard of it from elsewhere, you would be well aware of what it entails. Here is a quick run-down for those who don’t know: JCK is an online publication detailing news, trends, and prices of the jewelry industry. Every year, they hold a fine jewelry show convention in Las Vegas where thousands of industry professionals gather to network, keep up with (more…)

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Making The Grade

How do we determine the price of a colored diamond? Who makes the classifications between light and fancy? Naturally occurring colored diamonds are rare; fancy colored diamonds are even rarer. It is estimated that only 2% of total rough diamond production yields a fancy color, any color really, including pink, green and yellow.

GIA Color GradingDevelopment of the color grading system began in the 1950’s, when the (more…)

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What Is A Synthetic Diamond?

Synthetic DiamondMany people wonder what the difference between natural and synthetic diamonds are. The most obvious difference between the two is that natural diamonds are found inside the Earth whereas synthetic diamonds are manufactured in a factory or laboratory rather than an mined underground. The common misconception is that these synthetic diamonds are ‘fake’. When in actuality the diamonds are still diamonds, (more…)

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136 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Found

Fancy YellowWorkers in a Siberian diamond mine have found what could possibly turn out to be the world’s largest fancy vivid yellow faceted diamond. In late April of last year, a 136 carat rough yellow diamond was uncovered in the Yakutia mine by the Udachninsky Mining Company. The color of the stone is described as “honey yellow” and has an irregular shape.
The Idachninsky Mining Company is a subdivision of (more…)

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