Blog Post Archives

March 2008

  1. Fancy red diamond

    Fancy Color Diamonds

    When we think of diamonds, we often imagine brilliantly white gemstones. But every so often, a diamond will come out of the ground in vivid color. These diamonds are extremely rare, accounting for only 0.001% of the total number of rough diamonds that are mined. Because of this, they are often far more expensive than normal diamonds. The range of colors in hue and intensity takes most people by surprise. The intensity of color in fancy color diamonds is described using the following terms: Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light... read more »

  2. Jewelry Appraisals Over 3 Years Old May be Greatly Undervalued

    Gold and Platinum has dramatically increased in value in the past 5 years. Gold in one year had a low of $637 per troy ounce and high of $978 and climbing. Platinum in the same year had a low of $1,168 per ounce to $2,169 and souring higher. The five year low and high is even greater. Gold’s low was $322 and now is over $978 and Platinum’s low was $602 and has climbed over $2,169. If the jewelry item’s value was due in large part to gold or platinum... read more »