Graff Vivid Yellow sells for $16,347,847

Vivid Yellow THUMB

A record was set today for a yellow diamond  with the sale of the ‘Graff Vivid Yellow’, a 100.09-carat daffodil yellow diamond ring sold for $16,347,847. With its exceptional size and a superb daffodil color, the Graff Vivid Yellow is a truly extraordinary diamond with immense presence. In an unusual turn of events … [Read more...]

Sapphire Ring Sets Auction Record

record sapphire THUMB

A 28.18 ct. exceptional platinum, Kashmir sapphire, and diamond ring sold for $5,093,000 at Sotheby’s New York on April 29. An anonymous buyer paid $180,731 per ct., a new auction record for price per carat for any sapphire. The sale was part of the Magnificent Jewels auction, in which total sales were $44,313,500. … [Read more...]

Crater of Diamonds Park Yields 6.19 ct

A man has found a 6.19 ct. white diamond at Crater of Diamonds Park in Murfreesboro, Ark.

A man has found a 6.19 ct. white diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. David Anderson has named the diamond, which he found in the East Drain area of the park, the Limitless Diamond in honor of the religious charity Speed the Light. He plans to give all proceeds … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s “Pink Star” Buyer Defaults.

The Pink Star

In a Sotheby’s (BID) auction in November, a New York diamond cutter defeated three bidders to win the most expensive gemstone ever. Yesterday, the auction house said the buyer couldn’t pay.  The Pink Star a 59.6 carat oval-cut pink diamond, which fetched $83.2 million in a transaction guaranteed by Sotheby’s … [Read more...]

Gem Diamonds Recovers 2 162 ct Diamonds

Gem Diamonds recovers 2 162 carat diamonds

Gem Diamonds Ltd said it has recovered two 160-plus carat diamonds from the Letšeng mine at the end of January 2014. These two rough diamonds (a 162.06-carat type II diamond and a 161.74-carat type I diamond) are each expected to achieve top prices at Letšeng’s February tender, the company said. … [Read more...]

29 Carat Blue Diamond Found.

Blue diamond

A rare 29 carat blue diamond that could be worth millions of dollars has been discovered in South Africa. Petra Diamonds said the "exceptional" acorn-sized diamond was unearthed at the Cullinan mine near Pretoria. Previous notable finds at the mine include the Cullinan Diamond in 1905, described as the largest rough gem … [Read more...]

Pink Star sells for record $83M

Pink Star

The "Pink Star", a flawless pink diamond the size of a plum, sold for $83 million US in Geneva on Wednesday, a world record price for a gemstone at auction, Sotheby's said. "The diamond was bought by Isaac Wolf and the diamond has been renamed The Pink Dream," said Matthew Weigman, Sotheby's worldwide director of sales … [Read more...]

Orange Diamond Sells for 36million

The Orange Diamond

The largest  known to exist fancy-vivid orange diamond sells for 36million US at Christie’s International in Geneva today. The 14.82-carat pear-shaped stone’s price including fees was about $2.4 million per carat, according to the auction house at last night’s sale. This was a per-carat record for any colored diamond … [Read more...]

Alrosa Discovers 235.16ct Rough Diamond

alrosa 235 200 x 150

The diamond is estimated to be worth between $1.5 million to $2 million. A 235.16ct rough diamond was discovered by a business unit of Alrosa, the Aikhal Mining and Concentration Mill, in Russia, reports say. The diamond is described to be of gem-quality, transparent, with a yellow hue and having small graphite-sulfide … [Read more...]

Flawless Diamond sells for $30million

118 carat D Flawless

World's Largest D colour Flawless diamond was auctioned today for a record $30.6million $30.6 million was the record selling price today at Sotheby's in Hong Kong, for the world's largest, 118 carat, oval shaped, D color, Flawless diamond. The stone was discovered in 2011 as a 299-carat rough diamond in a southern African … [Read more...]