Big & Important Diamonds

442-Carat Diamond Recovered From Mine in Lesotho

August 25, 2020
It’s the largest find for Gem Diamonds so far this year, and is believed to be the second-largest gem-quality diamond dug up this year.

This Online Auction Comprises 50 Lots of Just Diamond Jewelry

August 14, 2020
Running now through Aug. 27 is Christie’s first online-only sale dedicated to the gemstone.

Alrosa Just Dug Up This 236-Carat Diamond

August 11, 2020
It’s the largest natural color diamond the miner has found in Russia.

Christie’s Partially Resuming In-Person Jewelry Auctions in New York

July 22, 2020
You can visit this 116-carat diamond estimated to sell for $5 million to $7 million at Christie’s Rockefeller Center location, but you can’t bid on it in person.

These 2 Fancy Color Diamonds Captured Buyers’ Hearts in HK

July 13, 2020
The 5.04-carat fancy vivid blue diamond led Sotheby’s jewelry auction, selling for $10.6 million Friday.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

July 10, 2020
A big blue diamond sells for $16 million, another big retailer goes bankrupt, beautiful rubies for July, and more.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

July 5, 2020
A D-color diamond makes a splash online, a major lab reopens, four mines go up for sale, and more.

The 10 Most Popular Stories of 2020 So Far

July 2, 2020
The RapNet row, a touching remembrance of a beloved designer, lessons about fordite, tips on keeping jewelry clean, and more.

29-Carat D-Color Diamond Breaks Online Auction Record

July 1, 2020
It sold for $2.1 million at Christie’s online-only jewelry auction, which ended Tuesday.

Diamond Mine in Lesotho Yields 163-Carat Yellow

July 1, 2020
The Letšeng mine reopened in mid-April after being closed for a month to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Visitor Finds 2.23-Carat Diamond in Arkansas

June 29, 2020
The brown stone is the largest found in the Crater of Diamonds state park so far this year.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

June 26, 2020
Jewelry cleaning tips from an expert, two fancy colored diamond hearts set to hit the auction block, and more.

These Fancy Colored Diamond Hearts Could Sell for $18M Total

June 22, 2020
The two lots lead the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction July 10 as the house resumes live events in Asia.

12-Carat Blue Diamond Could Garner $12M in Live July Auction

June 1, 2020
Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong will be one of the auction house’s first live sales since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

30-Carat Yellow Diamond Fails to Sell in Online Auction

May 22, 2020
The top lot of Freeman’s Jewelry & Watches sale turned out to be a 10.07-carat old European-cut diamond ring, sold for $75,000.

Sotheby’s to Resume Live Jewelry Auctions in Early June

April 27, 2020
The auction house will start with the Magnificent Jewels and Fine Jewels sales in New York on June 9.

5 Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About Diamonds

April 10, 2020
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff recaps a webinar in which she learned more about the stones’ formation, inclusions and the oldest diamonds on Earth.

Alrosa Is Selling Its Big Rough Diamonds Online

March 26, 2020
Due to travel restrictions put in place because of COVID-19, the miner is offering its specials and 3D scans with data online.

Gem Diamonds Uncovers Six Notable Stones

March 16, 2020
The miner also reported a dip in revenue and the number of carats recovered in 2019, which it attributed to an overall weakness in the market.

Costco Sells $600K Diamond Engagement Ring

March 12, 2020
The big-box store announced the six-figure sale during its recent earnings call.
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