Ambrosia to Model Victoria’s Floral Fantasy Bra

AmbrosiaVictoria’s Secret Fashion Show is sure to be red hot this year as supermodel Alessandra Ambrosia will be strutting down the runway in the ‘Floral Fantasy’ bra valued at $2.5 million Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, was created by London Jewelers and is handset with amethysts, rubies, and sapphires as well as white, pink and yellow diamonds. On top of all the bling, the bra is set in 18 karat rose and (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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The Tiffany Yellow Diamond

The Tiffany Yellow Diamond is one of the largest yellow diamonds of its calibre in known existence. At its discovery in 1877 in the Kimberly Mines in South Africa –which notoriously yield many of the world’s highest quality colored diamonds- it weighed a total of 287.42 carats. It was shipped to Paris shortly after, where it spent a year being studied by various experts. The man assigned to supervise (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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