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Rare diamonds - Russia Unearths Rare Pink Diamond at 27.85 Carats

Posted by Steve Richards on Oct 18, 2017 4:59:18 PM
Almazy Anabara, a subsidiary of Russian mining company Alrosa, has discovered a rare pink diamond weighing 27.85 carats . The rough pink diamond has the potential to be the most expensive diamond in Alrosa history if the company decides to polish it themselves .
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Topics: Diamond cuts, Diamond news, Diamonds Melbourne

Record 37ct. Pink Diamond Up for Sale

Posted by Steve Richards on Oct 13, 2017 11:24:13 AM

Sotheby's Auction House announced that a rare, fancy intense pink diamond will be up for auction for an estimated $20 million to $30 million USD.

The diamond has a weight of 37.30 carats and according to Sotheby's, the Raj Pink diamond is the largest fancy intense pink diamond on record . Sotheby's set the previous record for the sale of the Graff Pink in 2010, for $46.2 million USD.
Sotheby's noted that the Graff Pink is a third smaller than the Raj Pink and it's colour is not as intense. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) noted it as an "astonishing stone" with a "very bright and ravishing fancy intense pink colour" .
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Topics: Diamond cuts, Diamond History

Ruby Outshines Diamond at Sotheby's Auction

Posted by Steve Richards on Oct 12, 2017 9:01:54 AM
A ruby and diamond ring was the highest seller at Sotheby's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale this week. Whilst a rare blue diamond ring failed to meet it's minimum auction price.
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Topics: Diamond Rings

Ice Envy's Custom Ring Service: Design Your Dream

Posted by Steve Richards on Oct 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Your wedding should be everything you've dreamed of. From the ceremony to the cake, it should be yours to remember for the rest of your days. Your ring shouldn't be any different. Whether you're looking for a colored diamond in a princess cut, or a diamond halo ring, you shouldn't have to compromise on your dream.

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Topics: Diamond Engagement Rings, Diamonds, custom design

What Gives a Diamond Its Sparkle?

Posted by Steve Richards on Oct 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and we do love to watch them shine and sparkle in the light. But what really makes diamonds sparkle?

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Topics: Diamond Education, Diamond History, Diamond news

Cushion Cut Diamond? What is This Cut and How Should it be Used?

Posted by Steve Richards on Oct 6, 2017 10:45:26 AM

You might have heard that cushion cuts are becoming more and more popular for engagement rings - Sofia Vergara wears one, and everyone seems to be following suit.

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Topics: Diamond Engagement Rings, Diamonds, Diamond Education

Sotheby's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite auction.

Posted by Steve Richards on Oct 3, 2017 11:58:05 AM

We will be watching this Sotheby's auction closely today. A rare blue diamond ring will lead the Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite auction in Hong Kong, estimated at AUD$9 million (HKD 55 million) to AUD$12.2 million.

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Topics: Diamonds, Diamond Rings

Engagement Ring Trends 2018

Posted by Steve Richards on Sep 29, 2017 7:43:01 PM

As we begin to predict the jewellery trends of 2018, nothing is more clear than the desire of consumers to find pieces that will stand up to the test of time while still embracing the contemporary options that have entered the marketplace. While the classics will never fade, these new and popular choices are bound to be the classics of the future as styles have never been more elegant and uniquely romantic than they are today. Presented here are the top 6 choices for engagement rings in the coming years.

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Topics: Diamond Engagement Rings, Diamond Education, Diamond Rings

Celebrities and Diamond Rings

Posted by Steve Richards on Sep 20, 2017 4:14:11 PM

Here at Ice Envy, we think it's only fair that we share some pieces of work that we admire. This - ladies and gentlemen - is our take on the best celebrity diamond rings.

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Melbourne diamond buying guide

Posted by Steve Richards on Sep 18, 2017 9:39:42 AM

Welcome to Melbourne: A trendy city with a world-class coffee culture, prestigious sporting history and a vibrant art scene. With a rich retail sector, you'll never have to look far to uncover some (not so) hidden gems.

Buying a diamond is an expensive decision; and not one to make without care. When buying, consider these tips. Firstly, arm yourself with information; be sure you know your carats from your carrots. Secondly, find a reputable jeweller. Unsurprisingly, the first of these two makes the second far easier.

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