January 2, 2019

How the PINK DIAMOND became the world’s hottest gemstone

The Pink Legacy sold for a record-breaking $50 million in November. Pink diamonds first hit the gossip columns in 2002 when Ben Affleck gave a 6.1-carat […]
December 18, 2018

Bulgari Blue Diamond Fetches $18M at Christie’s

From Rapaport: A Bulgari diamond ring surpassed its estimate at Christie’s in New York on Wednesday, bringing in more than $18 million.  The cushion-cut, 8.08-carat, fancy-vivid-blue […]
December 17, 2018

552-carat yellow found, largest ever in North America

Just in time before you send your list to Santa, miners in the far reaches of Canada announced that they found a rough 552-carat yellow diamond, […]
November 13, 2018

19-carat Pink Legacy diamond could fetch $50 million

The 18.95 carat, fancy vivid pink stone is a rectangular cut and is called The Pink Legacy. Christie’s will put it up for auction Nov. 13 […]
October 15, 2018

A Brief History of Diamonds

From International Gem Society:   How Did Diamonds Form? Scientists have found evidence that diamonds formed in several ways. Around 90 miles (145 km) below the surface in […]
October 5, 2018

61,500 Carat Sapphire purchased for $50M

From NationalJeweler.com: Pingdingshan, China—The 61,500-carat Millennium Sapphire has a new owner and could soon be back in the public eye. Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd., manufacturer of eco-friendly […]
September 20, 2018

5 carat fancy vivid blue to be auctioned by Sotheby’s

From NationalJeweler.com: Hong Kong—A 5-carat fancy vivid blue diamond ring will be the highlight of Sotheby’s upcoming jewelry auction in Hong Kong. Named the “Ai” diamond […]
September 12, 2018

What Causes Emerald Inclusions/Fractures?

Emerald fractures can be caused by the same things that give the gems their intense green color. This is the chemical formula for beryl: Be3Al2Si6O18 Beryl is composed […]
August 29, 2018

Purchasing Jewelry and Gemstone Insurance

Before you purchase jewelry and gemstone insurance, be sure you understand how the policy works and what will happen should you make a claim. Ask your […]