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...]

Design Spotlight: RUIFIER of London

RUIFIER LONDON

New British fine jewellery brand RUIFIER launched just 8 weeks ago at Claridges. The creative team is headed up by the creative director Rachel Shaw. Based in London, RUIFIER is a brand that is passionate about design, quality and luxury. The directors travel the world to gather inspiration and … [Read more...]

VIDEO POST: Color Grading

color grading

The short video below on color grading,  produced by The Gemological Institute of America, will give you a good understanding as to how a diamond's color affects its quality and ultimately its overall value. If after this video you still have some more questions may we suggest our more in-depth articles … [Read more...]

Be Smart When Buying a Diamond

buying a diamond

You need to be smart when buying a diamond and ensure you do your homework well in advance. Here are some tips that will help you approach your purchase in a wise and sensible fashion. 1) When buying a diamond choose a jeweller as you would choose a doctor. He or she should be armed with expert training, … [Read more...]

Purchasing an Engagement Ring

couple-buying-ring

Purchasing an engagement ring can seem like a daunting task, but with the correct information and right approach it can actually be a fun and painless process. When it comes to purchasing an engagement ring know what you want to spend:  You will be confronted with a dizzying array of choices when it comes to engagement rings, … [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...]

West Coast Premiere: Masters of Dreams

Masters of Dreams

We were recently contacted by French Connection Films to help promote their upcoming West Coast Premiere of their newly released DVD "Master of Dreams" at The Gemological Institute of America headquarters in Carlsbad, CA, this coming Wednesday, Sept. 18. "Master of Dreams" is a four-part documentary series … [Read more...]

Design Spotlight: Pallavi Foley

Pallavi Foley

Known for her innovation of avant-garde jewellery pieces, Pallavi Foley is one of India’s leading jewellery designers.  Creative visionary is a word synonymous with Pallavi Foley who graduated as an accessories designer from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi in 2000, and then worked … [Read more...]