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The Red Hot Gems of Summer

These red, pink and orange hued gems evoke passion and excitement – and are surefire accessories for sultry summer days.

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A 24.18 ct. cut-cornered, rectangular, mixed cut Fancy Intense blue diamond flanked with tapered baguette-cut diamonds.
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A Vivid Spring 2016 Auction Season: Sales Totals Near $800 Million

The spring 2016 auction season was one for the record books, achieving nearly $800 million in sales between March and July and featuring the costliest gemstone ever to be sold at a public sale.

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Fancy Color Diamond History and Lore

While fancy color diamonds have traditionally been a small part of the diamond business, their popularity and availability have grown in the past several decades.

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Ups and Downs of 2016 Make for an Uncertain 2017

The diamond industry was slow to recover in 2016 and colored gems got a welcome shot in the arm. Mixed signals leave no clear indicators for 2017.

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The Wittelsbach Blue

This article describes what is known about the Wittelsbach Blue since it was first reported in 1666, and the gemological information released to date on this diamond.

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Sapphires in graduated colors – from yellow, green, blue, purple and pink – create rainbow effects on the face and band of this watch.
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Luxury Watch Companies Tone Down the Bling in 2016

A tour of the luxury watch pavilion at Baselworld 2016 revealed a much more muted line of products than were offered two or three years ago.

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The 14.62 ct. emerald cut Fancy Vivid Blue Oppenheimer diamond is flanked by diamonds in a ring setting.
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Spring 2016 Auction Update: Big Checks – Mega Diamonds

Big diamonds – really big ones – dominated the news in May, setting sales records for colorless and colored beauties.

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Attendees walk the halls of Baselworld 2016
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Baselworld 2016: Spotty Demand; Glitz Out, Rare In

Smart sellers adapted to a changed market at the Baselworld show in Switzerland March 16-23, 2016. Focus on rare, unusual gems and distinctive design.

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De Beers Reduces Rough Prices – Too Little?

De Beers reduces rough prices at May sight, undisclosed treated diamonds submitted to GIA and Sotheby’s, Christie’s sales break auction records − again.

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Over the Top at BaselWorld
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Over the Top at BaselWorld 2015

An insider’s tour through the Basel show

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