Blue Diamond Jewelry - discover the allure!
From the unforgettable blue glow of a pendant like the Cour de la Mer in The Titanic, or the real-life intrigue surrounding the legendary Hope diamond, blue diamonds conjour up all the glamour of white diamonds with a touch of enchantment all their own. It's no wonder these fancy colored diamonds are fast becoming a jewelry favorite, in fashion rings, earrings and more!
Diamonds are the birthstone for April - blue diamonds make a great gift and are also an increasingly popular and beautiful way to declare your love for that special someone in a solitaire or three stone ring.
Blue Diamond sets Auction Sale Record!
Auctions for spectacular, natural blue diamonds are always making the news! In October of 2010, the 10.95 carat triangular blue diamond known as the Bulgari Blue was sold for $15.7 million dollars, making it the highest priced gemstone sold during 2010!
Previously, on May 12, 2009, an internally-flawless, 7.03 carat, emerald-cut, fancy, vivid blue diamon, set auction records at Sothebys after a brief but intense bidding war. The winning bidder paid $9.5 million dollars - the highest price per carat ever paid for a gemstone at auction! The winning bidder will have the right to name and/or reset that amazing stone. The diamond was originally cut from a 26 carat rough stone discovered in the Cullinan mine in South Africa. At time of sale, it was set in a simple, platinum ring setting.
Read about the details and history of some other very famous blue diamonds.
Learn about Blue Diamonds
Are blue diamonds natural or color enhanced ? Where do they come from ? Which hues are most desirable? Discover the answers to these questions and more with our blue diamond FAQ.
Diamond Clarity Ratings, Deceiphered
Clarity - one of the "4 C's" of diamond quality and often one of the most overlooked. Whether you're shopping for blue diamonds, white diamonds or any of the other fancy colored stones, learning about the clarity ratings and the classification of of diamond flaws will make you a smarter consumer! [Read article...]