Diamond Trade

Imperial Cushion Golconda Diamonds

June 7, 2012By 2 Comments
Imperial Cushion Golconda Diamonds

Christie’s Hong Kong sale of Magnificent Jewels on May 31, 2012 was 80 percent sold by lot and achieved a total of $89,403,200(HKD 695,744,750). The top lot, the Imperial Cushions, was a pair of cushion-shaped, 24.49-carat and 23.11-carat, D, potentially internally flawless Golconda diamond ear pendants that sold for $9,295,690 to an anonymous buyer. Vickie […]

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6 Diamond Prices Fast Rising

May 2, 2011By 2 Comments
6 Diamond Prices Fast Rising

If the amped-up prices of gold and ­silver weren’t giving jewelers big-enough headaches, now they must contend with more-expensive diamonds. De Beers on Feb. 11 reported its rough prices rose 27 percent throughout 2010, mostly due to strong polished sales in China and India, where gem demand has soared more than 20 percent. In February, […]

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5 The Darya-i-Nur Pink Diamond

December 23, 2010By 0 Comments
5 The Darya-i-Nur Pink Diamond

The Darya-i-Nur, which means “Ocean of Light” in Persian, is one of the largest and most celebrated diamonds in the world, weighing an estimated 186 carats. Its color, pale pink, is one of the rarest to be found in diamonds. The Darya-i-Nur presently forms part of the Iranian Crown Jewels and is on display at the Central Bank of […]

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4 The Centenary Diamond

August 2, 2010By 32 Comments
4 The Centenary Diamond

The Centenary is one of the world’s largest modern cut diamond weighing 273.85 carat, measured 39.90 × 50.50 × 24.55 mm, and had 247 facets – 164 on the stone and 83 around its girdle. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) (Read here for GIA gemologist class) graded its color as D (Read here for […]

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