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Diamonds at Auction: We review the Top 10 Coloured Diamonds Sold by Christie’s & Sotheby’s!

The diamond trading network Rapaport recently listed the top ten fancy coloured diamonds to have gone to auction at both Christie’s and Sotheby’s. We take a look at the lists and show you some images of our favourite gems…

Top Ten Fancy Coloured Diamonds Sold at Christie’s 2009-2014

THE PRINCIE DIAMOND
$39,323,750 — Christie’s New York, April 2013
Fancy intense pink cushion-shaped diamond, 34.65 carats, VS2, Golconda.

Photo: Christie's
Photo: Christie’s

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Introducing… Claire Adler!

We have had our blog at 77 Diamonds for several years now where we have discussed all aspects of the jewellery world; celebrity stories, diamond auctions and also our own diamond jewellery collections. Last year we began working with Claire Adler, a writer and consultant for luxury clients such as De Beers and the London Luxury Quarter. As a contributor to the Financial Times and a commentator for Bloomberg TV, Claire’s articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, The Economist Intelligent Life and The Daily Telegraph. Her portfolio impressed us so much we knew we had to get her on board for her words of wisdom and professional commentary.

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Jewellers hoping for romance on Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day 2014 approaches, jewellers are not the only ones hoping for romance.

Here in London, home to the 77 Diamonds headquarters and showroom, the British Library is hosting a sell-out Georgian-themed Valentine’s ball in its Terrace Restaurant. It’s rather appropriate really. Affectionately known as the BL by regular users, the British Library has long been a hotbed of romance.

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29.6 Carat Blue Diamond Found in South Africa!

The Cullinan diamond mine in South Africa produced the worlds largest ever diamond, so this week when Petra Diamonds Limited announced another rare discovery, at 77 Diamonds, we wanted to know more!

They have said “the stone is an outstanding vivid blue with extraordinary saturation, tone and clarity, and has the potential to yield a polished stone of great value and importance.”

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Showrooming – The New Normal

Online diamond jewellery sales soar

 We all know savvy shoppers research products on their smartphones while out shopping to check prices and customer reviews, and then often end up buying online at better prices. But now retail industry insiders have come up with their own word to describe the trend – it’s called showrooming.

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