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Considerations When Selling Diamonds

Diamonds are forever. Or are they? Typically, diamonds are seen as enduring signifiers of love, status, or wealth. Times change, however, and when they do, it is often appropriate to dispense with these old symbols and replace them with new ones. There are a variety of reasons why you might wish to do this. Sometimes [...]

By |2021-07-29T16:11:11+00:00July 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diamond Resale Value: What is Your Diamond Worth?

Most consumers aren't fully informed on how diamonds fare when it comes to their resale value. As consumers, our perception is often misled by inflated retail prices or other assumptions. Many of us expect our diamonds to be worth what we paid for them. However, the retail price or insurance appraisal amount of a piece [...]

By |2021-07-09T02:30:40+00:00July 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diamonds All Over the World

photo via Flickr Researchers have published evidence that diamonds may exist in Antarctica due to the presence of kimberlites in the eastern part of the continent. The findings, which were published in Nature Communications, imply that diamonds could now be found on every continent. 120-Million-Year-Old Kimberlites Kimberlites are formed between 100 and [...]

By |2021-11-11T06:15:56+00:00January 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Investors Clamor for Large and Colored Diamonds

photo via Flickr In 2005, jeweler Laurence Graff purchased a 50.01-carat diamond for $4.2 million. He then sold it, but when the gem went on the market again in 2012, Graff had to pay $8.4 million to get it back. The fact that the price of an individual stone doubled over the [...]

By |2021-11-08T07:09:34+00:00November 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Raining Diamonds

photo via Flickr Or rather, it would be if we were on Jupiter or Saturn. A pair of scientists recently announced that the two planets could be producing as many as 10 million tons of diamonds. They believe that large chunks of the precious stone are floating in the planets’ atmospheres and that, at lower [...]

By |2021-11-08T05:45:33+00:00October 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EU Ends Sanctions on Diamonds from Zimbabwe

  Zimbabwe Landscape | photo by MAZZALIARMADI.IT via Flickr.com   An official statement released by the European Union confirms their decision to resume doing business with the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, ending its ban on the importation of rough diamonds from the nation. Zimbabwe’s diamond exports were suspended under the Kimberley Process [...]

By |2021-11-11T06:16:21+00:00September 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rare Blue Diamonds Set to Sell for Millions

  photo via M.S. Rau Antiques   Blue diamonds are among the rarest of the fancy colored gemstones, and two of them are expected to sell for tens of millions of dollars in the coming weeks. The first is the Royal Blue--a 10.6-carat cut-cornered, modified brilliant cut diamond that is just one [...]

By |2021-11-08T07:10:16+00:00August 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

India Could Be Sitting on Untouched Diamonds

photo by soundog via Flickr Roughly 100 miles underground, massive amounts of heat and pressure crystallize carbon into diamonds. The rough stones are then pushed toward the surface through small volcanic eruptions known as kimberlite eruptions, which seem to have stopped occurring 20 million years ago. It is from these kimberlite pipes [...]

By |2021-11-11T05:05:04+00:00August 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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