We identify three primary visual characteristics of fancy color diamonds: Inner-Grade, Color Dispersion, and Undertone (IDU). We use grades 1, 2, 3, and 4. Grade 1 being the lowest quality grade and Grade 4+ is the highest possible grade, granted in rare cases and denotes stones with exceptional quality characteristics. Inner-Grade refers to the strength […]
Investment banks serving as a link in the diamond trade-chain between a diamond wholesale source and private clients is not a new practice. However, connecting a mining company directly to private clients has never been done before. Alrosa recently forged a groundbreaking partnership with an investment bank ###truncate### to develop a new platform to benefit […]
Don’t Do 1. Don’t put too much emphasis on Polish, Symmetry and Clarity. These parameters were made first and foremost for colorless diamonds. The value of a fancy color diamond is determined above all by its beauty, quality of color and rarity. Color retention is a top priority when polishing a Fancy Color Diamond while […]
Ephraim Zion, Dehres “One of the most beautiful diamonds that I’ve seen during the last decade is a 1.10 ct cushion fancy vivid green, with the deepest and rarest color. The most obvious characteristic of this colored diamond is its saturation and brightness. To find diamonds in such a unique and vibrant green color is […]
According to a lawsuit filed on April 2nd, Mr. Brees claims that a San Diego retailer did not act in good faith by selling him $14,535,004 worth of investment grade fancy color diamonds over the course of a decade with an allegedly unreasonable profit margin. An independent appraiser evaluated the jewelry at $6.5 million.