Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Memorable Year in the World of Diamonds

Want to know all that we were talking about when it comes to diamonds this year?   Take a look at our top 5 most popular blog posts for 2015.

Is the trend of diamond Man-Gagement Rings really going to catch on?

An in-depth look at the fabulous diamonds cut from the famous Cullinan Diamond.

A breakdown of the four diamond types.

A look at the most famous of the rarest of colour diamonds, the red ones.

The most unlikely of the diamond jewelry designers, surrealist artist Salvador Dali.


Color Diamonds Light Up Christmas For Christie’s

The final major jewelry auction of 2015 is ready to go on December 10 by Christie’s in New York and some stunning color diamonds are set to go under the hammer.

1.  A Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring


A massive 30.48-carat Fancy Vivid yellow diamond headlines this stunning ring and is flanked by tapered, baguette-cut white diamonds.   Pre-auction estimates for the ring have been set for between $1.4 and $1.8 million (USD).

2.  A Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring


The diamond only weighs in at 3.74 carats but it is a stunning Fancy Vivid purplish pink set with  tapered baguette-cut white diamond on either side.   The piece is expected to sell for between $1.3 and $1.5 million.

3.  A Diamond and Coloured Diamond Pendant Necklace


The only necklace on our list, the piece features an 18.88-carat modified heart-shaped white diamond, with a circular-cut pink diamond and white diamond surround, as well as a pear and circular-cut diamond surmount to the fine link chain, enhanced by two circular-cut diamonds.   This fantastically intricate piece is expected to sell for between $1.25 and $1.75 million.

4.  A Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring


The star of this piece is a pear brilliant-cut fancy gray-blue diamond, weighing in at 19.97 carats, trimmed with circular-cut diamonds and set within an undulating tapered baguette-cut diamond surround.   This final ring on our list has a pre-auction estimate of between $1 and $1.5 million.

5.  A Pair of Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ear Pendants


The high-end estimate for this piece is $1 million, not surprising considering the earrings feature a Fancy yellow pear brilliant and a pear modified brilliant-cut yellow diamond, weighing 15.10 and 14.86 carats respectively.



Pinks and Yellows Headline Christie’s December Auction

Christie’s of Hong Kong held their Magnificent Jewels auction on December 1 and the results were highlighted by million dollar sales of color diamonds.

Here is a look at the top 5 color diamonds sold at this auction.

1.  A Rare Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring


The third-highest selling lot of the entire auction, this ring features a 7.53-carat pear-shaped Fancy Intense pink diamond flanked by half-moon white diamonds.  The piece sold for $6.3 million (USD).

2.  A Rare Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring


The second of three pink diamonds that sold in the millions, this piece includes a 5.22 Fancy Intense pink diamond with heart shaped white diamonds on either side.   The final sale price was $4.5 million!

3.  An Important Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring


This pear-shaped Fancy brown-pink diamond weighing in at 15.82 carats mounted in gold and featuring a pear-shaped, rose cut white diamond gallery sold for $1.7 million.

4.  An Important Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring


The first of two yellow diamonds on our list features a square-shaped Fancy vivid yellow stone weighing in at 13.79 carats and is flanked by shield-shaped white diamonds.   The stunning piece sold for $1.1 million!

5.  An Important Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring, By Cartier


Designed by famed jeweler Cartier, this ring is centred by a cushion-shaped Fancy Vivid yellow diamond weighing in at 7.16 carats.  The pre-auction estimates ranged between $648,000 and $1 million.   The final sale price ended up being $876,000.