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The Graff Venus: a high-stakes heartbreaker

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Today Graff unveiled the record-breaking Venus, the largest flawless heart-shape diamond ever certified by the GIA. Just as you thought another diamond record couldn’t be broken, Graff Diamonds in London has pulled out a trump card. And what a weighty one it is: the Graff Venus weighs an impressive 118.78 carats, making it the largest flawless heart-shape diamond ever to be certified [...]

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The world’s most sought-after pear-shaped diamonds

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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To mark the upcoming sale of the world’s largest pair of pear-shaped, D Flawless diamonds — and an exceedingly rare Fancy Vivid pink pear-shaped diamond ring — we look at some of the record-breaking pear-shaped diamonds offered at Christie’s 1. Miroir de l’Amour by Boehmer et Bassenge Working exclusively with a handful of large, D-colour [...]

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Brilliance in Round

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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While many people may just see simple shapes when looking at diamonds (i.e. round, square, heart), those in the diamond industry see cut, pattern, and detail when looking into a diamond. The loan officers at New York Loan for example, are trained to not only see the details in the cut, but to look at [...]

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Gold Not All That Glitters – Diamonds Act as Hedge for Rich

By   /  September 6, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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GENEVA/LONDON — In a packed Christie’s auction room in Geneva, one could hear a pin drop as two anonymous bidders slugged it out in their quest to own the world’s most exquisite blue diamond. The room in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues was filled with multi-millionaire collectors and diamond dealers, listening intently as the [...]

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How the Tennis Bracelet Got Its Name

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Tennis season is upon us. Wimbledon is finishing up and the women’s U.S. Open is set to get underway. So it’s a perfect time to look at the tennis bracelet – a great piece of jewelry that comes with a great story. At the 1987 U.S. Open, tennis star Chris Evert was playing in a [...]

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The Price of Large Diamonds is Rising

By   /  September 5, 2012  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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In comparison to the gold industry the diamond industry is small; however, it is still a multi-billion dollar industry.  In 2010 the worldwide retail market for diamond jewelry was $60 billion.  While there is some industrial demand for diamonds the jewelry business represents about 95% of the value of production.  Diamond pricing is based on [...]

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