Ladies (and gentlemen) prefer coloured diamonds

The market for coloured gemstones is on fire, with pink diamonds, rubies and sapphires achieving record prices and experts predicting a sharp increase on demand next year to last a decade.

Only last month, Sotheby’s set a new world record for a ruby when it sold an 8.62-carat Burmese stone for US$8.4 million (8.2m Swiss francs). The auction house also set a new world record for sapphires at a recent auction in Hong Kong.

But what makes diamonds have a colour? Canadian diamond retailer Excalibur Royale created the following infographic explaining this, and more.

Ladies (and gentlemen) prefer coloured diamonds

 (Cover image from Argyle Pink Diamonds.)

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