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 […]

Aurora Green Diamond – The Largest Vivid Green Diamond Ever

May 12th, 2016 by Noam Flint

Natural green diamonds are a controversial subject in the world of natural fancy color diamonds. The question that is often discussed is exactly how rare and valuable are green diamonds? They almost never appear at auctions, unlike blue, pink and yellow diamonds, but they also do not result in final prices that would reflect their […]

1,109 carat & $70 Million – World’s 2nd Largest Diamond

May 9th, 2016 by Noam Flint

The largest diamond to be discovered in over a century is the 1,109 carat Lesedi la Rona diamond that was discovered in Botswana by Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond Corporation in November. It will go up for auction on June 29 at Sotheby’s in London and if it will live up to Sotheby’s expectations – […]

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, […]

The ‘Impossibly Rare’ – Unveiling of Argyle Violet Diamond

May 4th, 2016 by Noam Flint

The Argyle Diamond Mine is making splashy noise with latest rare diamond offering. The ‘Impossibly Rare’ Diamond – 2.83 carat Violet Diamond The mine, famous for its beautiful red and pink diamonds has unveiled its 2016 savior. Normally we hear about an exciting pink or even more so about a rare red diamond being the […]

The Jubilee Ruby or Yellow Diamonds Will Give Christie’s the Edge?

April 19th, 2016 by Noam Flint

Not to be outshone by Sotheby’s who made the announcement a few weeks ago that they would be featuring two incredible blue diamonds at auction, one in New York and one in Hong Kong, Christie’s has announced that the headline jewel of their New York auction will be the Jubilee Ruby. The Jubiliee Ruby In […]

The “Unique Pink” – A One of a Kind Pink Diamond!

April 9th, 2016 by Noam Flint

Sotheby’s 2016 start outdid all others by presenting (and selling) an unmatched collection of blue diamonds, and now, judging by their Catalog for its Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction on May 17, it seems that they are aiming towards pink diamonds. The Unique PinkImage: Sotheby’s Their plate is looking quite full and tempting, […]

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 […]

$15 Million for 32.33ct Rough Pink Diamond found by Petra

March 27th, 2016 by Noam Flint

Notorious diamond mining company Petra Diamonds has made headlines yet again, this time with the sale of its 32.33 carat rough pink diamond for $15 million. 32.33 carats Rough Pink DiamondImage by Petra Diamonds One of the World’s Biggest Pink Diamonds Discovered The rough pink diamond was discovered in its Williamson mine in Tanzania, which […]

$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 […]