Blue Diamonds

Diamond Prices Exceeding Expectations at Auction in Hong Kong

December 1st, 2016 by Noam Flint

Pricing diamonds is extremely difficult and twice as hard when it comes to fancy colored diamonds. Christie’s has concluded their Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong, and despite weak sales they have still emerged with several fancy color diamonds that exceeded expectations. The highlight of the auction was the 4.29 carat Fancy Vivid Blue IF […]

Cartier’s $25 Million Sky Blue Diamond Ring is Coming to Sotheby’s

October 21st, 2016 by Noam Flint

The auctions in Geneva that occur in November are one of the highlights of the year for the fancy color diamond world, and this year is no exception with the Sky Blue Diamond. Cartier Sky Blue Diamond RingBy Sotheby’s Sotheby’s has officially announced their lineup of beautiful diamonds and diamond jewelry, and as expected, has […]

”The Jane Seymour” – A Blue Diamond to Remember

July 20th, 2016 by Noam Flint

Blue diamonds have been making headlines for the past few months because of incredible selling prices at auction. As recently as May of this year, the 14.62 carat Oppenheimer Blue, the largest fancy vivid blue diamond in the world, was sold for a record $58 million. It became the most expensive gem ever sold, edging […]

Cullinan Dream Diamond – a Blue Diamond Beyond Imagination

May 29th, 2016 by Noam Flint

Christie’s has done it again for the 3rd time so far this year. It started with unveiling the Largest vivid Blue Diamond at auction in Geneva, the Oppenheimer blue. It then went on to offer the largest fancy Vivid Green – The Aurora Green, coming up on May 31 in a Hong Kong auction. And […]

Geneva Auctions Set Several Records in a Matter of 2 Days

May 22nd, 2016 by Noam Flint

Leading the sale of over $324 million and accounting for 9.7% and 18% respectively, “The Unique Pink” and “The Oppenheimer Blue” Diamonds broke several auction records. This year, has a reversed situation between the two leading auction houses; Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Last year, Christie’s Sold the most expensive Fancy Vivid Pink and Sotheby’s sold the […]

Will Sotheby’s Geneva Jewels Auction Meet Fancy Color Diamond Demand?

May 17th, 2016 by Noam Flint

The diamond and jewelry auctions that take place in Geneva biannually are known to showcase some of the world’s rarest and most expensive diamonds. All year, investors and collectors alike look to the Geneva auctions for the most important gems of the year, and price records are almost always set in kind. The Geneva auctions […]

Christie’s to Feature the ‘Oppenheimer Blue’, Largest Vivid Blue Diamond Ever Sold

May 16th, 2016 by Noam Flint

Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction only falls slightly behind that of Sotheby’s in that they managed to accumulate 23 items worth over $1 million for their catalog. However, this fact in and of itself helps to further fuel the excitement that perpetually surrounds the diamond auctions that take place biannually in Geneva. The total number […]

3 Amazing Blue Diamonds coming to Geneva

May 9th, 2016 by Noam Flint

Natural blue diamonds have become legendary in the media because of the incredible prices that they have been earning lately under the hammer. It all began when the 9.75 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ‘Zoe Diamond’ was sold in New York by Sotheby’s on November 20, 2014 for a then record $3.348 million per carat, […]

Will Sotheby’s Keep Up its 2015 Momentum in 2016?

April 4th, 2016 by Noam Flint

Time has flown by and the next season of diamond and jewelry auctions is about to begin. Sotheby’s Hong Kong is choosing to head its April auction with some spectacular diamonds and diamond jewelry, probably hoping to keep up the momentum that it established in November with its sale of the now infamous Blue Moon […]

$35 Million for Shirley Temple’s Blue Diamond Ring!

March 20th, 2016 by Noam Flint

The famous Shirley Temple, “America’s little darling” who began her acting career at the tender age of 3, also happened to have spectacular taste in jewelry. The Shirley Temple Blue Diamond9.54 carat Fancy Deep Blue VVS2 (Image: Sotheby’s) After starring in numerous movies, her father bought her a 9.54 carat Fancy Deep Blue Diamond with […]