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GIA has included natural fancy colour diamonds to its Diamond Origin Report, which scientifically matches faceted D-to-Z and now fancy colour diamonds to the original rough to confirm their country of origin.
Alrosa has launched its first True Colours auction of large fancy colour diamonds, which is slated to become a regular event. The auction features 250 diamonds of different shapes and hues that were presented at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.
Prices of fancy colour diamonds were stable in the second quarter of 2018, with prices of yellow diamonds increasing slightly after four years of decline, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
Demand for fancy colour diamonds is reaching new heights. The gems’ impressive turn at recent auctions underscores their significance for asset preservation among investors and jewellery connoisseurs while convincing affluent consumers of their appeal. Further opportunities abound as lighter-coloured, smaller and more commercial goods increasingly fill different niches in the market.
Rio Tinto’s 2017 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender collection of 58 rare pink, red and violet diamonds from its Argyle mine has delivered a record result, reflecting strong global demand for these increasingly rare diamonds.
A fancy intense blue diamond was the star of Bonhams’ Fine Jewellery sale in London on September 20. The rare piece, which has been held in a private collection for nearly 30 years, sold for £2,685,000 (around US$3.6 million).
A 4.03-carat fancy intense blue diamond is headlining Bonhams London Fine Jewelry sale in September. The auction will also feature a fancy grey-blue diamond and a Kashmir sapphire ring, among other notable pieces.
An eclectic array of bespoke coloured gemstone and fancy colour diamond jewellery pieces is set to dazzle buyers at Tiancheng International’s Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction 2016 scheduled for December 4.
Fancy coloured diamonds were the stars of Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale in November 16 in Geneva. Overall jewellery sales reached CHF136.7 million (US$136.4 million), according to the auction house.