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Magnificent Jewels auction to be held in November

For most, this is the stuff of dreams. For some, it could be reality. Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction will take place in Geneva this November.

Some of the show-stopping diamonds being auctioned include: Miroir de l’amour diamond earrings—the world’s largest pear-shaped, D-flawless diamonds with symmetrical cut (each weighing more than 50 carats); Le jardin d’Isabelle diamond necklace weighing a total of 140 carats; and an exceptionally rare, fancy vivid, pear-shaped pink diamond with no trace of … Continue reading Magnificent Jewels auction to be held in November

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FCRF unveils Fancy Color Rarity Evaluator

For the past five years, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has been collecting data and performing analysis to develop the Fancy Color Rarity Evaluator (FCRE™). This is the industry’s first-ever rarity evaluator for fancy-colour diamonds.

The FCRE™ provides proprietary rarity estimates for yellow, pink, and blue fancy-colour diamonds based on the carat weight, colour, colour intensity, clarity, and shape. The FCRE™ will provide an estimated range of the number of similar diamonds unearthed each … Continue reading FCRF unveils Fancy Color Rarity Evaluator

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An alternative take on grading fancy-coloured diamonds

One in 10,000 natural diamonds has enough colour to be deemed a fancy-coloured stone. Browns are the most common, and some mines like Rio Tinto’s Argyle in Australia produce large quantities of these diamonds, which are marketed as ‘champagne’ in the lighter yellowish brown range and ‘cognac’ for the darker orangey brown variety.

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