23.16 Carat Rough Pink Diamond Sells For $10 Million
Although the recent discovery of the 23.16-carat rough pink diamond was an amazing find, it isn’t just the size and quality of the recent discovery that shocked everyone who knows what’s what in the market. It came as quite a surprise when the stone brought in $10 million only a few weeks after being discovered, all still while in its rough state! It clearly goes to show the direction people see the market heading.
The Blue Moon Diamond Breaks All Records In A $48 Million Dollar Sale
Despite it being a tough year in the diamond industry, color diamond sales continue to soar at auction!
The colorless diamond market may not be thriving right now as it has in the past, but color diamonds on the other hand are seeing record-breaking prices left and right. From the 16.08-carat vivid pink diamond that sold at auction for $28.5 million on November 10, 2015 in Geneva to the extremely rare blue diamond that sold a day later in the same location for $48.5 million, color diamonds are still very much on the rise.
The Hope Spinel Said to Sell for Close to $300,000 At Upcoming Sale
One of the most famous diamonds of all times is the hope diamond: a 45.52-carat deep blue diamond now housed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. While the Hope Diamond, its appearance, and its history, is rather known to many people, its “cousin,” the Hope Spinel, is completely new to most.
The rare 50.13-carat spinel, actually set a new record at Bonhams London Fine Jewelry Sale on Sept 24, 2015.
The Diamond And Gold Mercedes Benz Key
Here’s a riddle for all of you who enjoy a good diamond-related mind teaser: what’s made from gold, encrusted with 300 diamonds and gemstones weighing 3.14 carats, can fit in the palm of your hand, and yet valuates at approximately 50% of the item it opens? Why, a diamond-studded Mercedes Benz car key of course! Prices starting at $46,000