A new year brings new goals, a new website and new jewelry. As the in house gem geek at Jade Trau, once a week I will give you my take on trade happenings, noteworthy news and diamond insights. Everyone loves diamonds and each stone has a story to tell. Diamonds truly are the king of all gems and have been for 2500 years. Before we get into 2016, I want to share a few special stones that made headlines last year.
First, there was a 12.03ct Cushion Fancy Vivid Blue $48.5 million – *setting a world auction record for any gemstone price per carat at $4.08 million
5.18ct Radiant Vivid Pink $10.8 million.
In Botswana this year, the second largest rough diamond in history was found. At 1,111 carats it is about the same size as a tennis ball!
Stay tuned to see what emerges from this amazing rough stone.