According to a November 2014 article from Rapaport’s Diamonds.net: “Fancy Color Diamonds, across pinks [including reds], yellows and blues have increased in value by 167 percent on average since January 2005, outperforming other leading assets in a similar period…for example, the Dow Jones industrial average has increased 58 percent, Standard & Poor’s 500 has increased 63 percent and London house prices have increased 82.1 percent.” Which only makes the following rings all the more incredibly fascinating and noteworthy.
Left: “The Golden Muse” 25.71-Carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring. Right: “The Trilogy” 1.59-Carat Argyle Fancy Red Diamond Ring. GIA Certified. For more information visit theoneandonlyone.com (PRNewsFoto/The One and Only One(TM))
A rare 25.71-carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring and a rare 1.59-carat Fancy Red Diamond Ring are available by private appointment at selected fine jewelers nationwide. The Natural Fancy Color Diamonds from The One and Only One(TM) group are certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). (Prices are available on request.)
The One and Only One is an elite group of GIA-certified gemologists and prestigious diamantaires specializing in ultra-rare, one-of-a-kind Natural Fancy Color Diamonds, the most desired and sought-after gemstones in the world.
Only the Rarest of the Rare Natural Fancy Color Diamonds can be called The One and Only One…Fancy Vivid, Fancy Deep and Fancy Intense pinks, reds, greens, blues and yellows…singularly spectacular diamonds of extraordinary color, rarity and provenance.
To receive the distinction of The One and Only One, a Fancy Color Diamond must be accompanied by a certificate from the Gemological Institute of America. But that is only the beginning. Each colored diamond selected by The One and Only One team of specialists equals or surpasses the world-class gems currently breaking records at premier international auction houses, and making their way into the portfolios of the savviest collectors and connoisseurs. These are important investment-quality Fancy Color Diamonds, diamonds that have doubled or tripled in value over the past ten years.
The Golden Muse: A Canary Diamond with a Distinguished Provenance
From the Kimberley region of South Africa, the cushion-cut Golden Muse Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond is an extraordinary example of the most sought-after canary diamonds. It was cut from a rough stone weighing 67 carats, resulting in remarkable clarity for its color and size (VVS1).
Set in ring of platinum and 18k gold, and flanked by white diamonds, this important yellow diamond has a distinguished provenance. Until recently, it was housed at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California, on loan to the GIA Museum’s exhibit, “The Beauty of Science: Gems & Gemology Celebrates 80 Years.“
Fancy Yellow Diamonds are the most popular of all Natural Color Diamonds. In fact, it is estimated that 60 percent of all Natural Color Diamonds belong in the Fancy Yellow category. Large investment-quality Fancy Vivid or Fancy Intense Yellow Diamonds, often called Canary Diamonds, are very rare, commanding record prices at international auction houses and a select group of the world’s most exclusive diamond dealers.
One of the largest known Canary Diamonds, the 205.07-carat Red Cross, was discovered as an uncut stone by DeBeers in 1901. The company presented it in 1918 to Christie’s London to be auctioned to benefit the British Red Cross Society. Its current owner is unknown.
Marilyn Monroe is pictured wearing the Moon of Baroda, a 24-carat, pear shaped yellow diamond. The pear-shaped, rose-cut yellow stone–and Monroe’s association with the stone–sparked an infatuation with Fancy Yellow Diamonds that has grown stronger over each successive decade. (Photo courtesy of httpwww.jointventurejewelry.com)
“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” Movie Trailer Screenshot: Marilyn Monroe Performing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953), one of all-time favorite movies.
One of the most famous of all Natural Fancy Yellow Diamonds is the 24-carat Moon of Baroda, which was worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1954 to the premiere of her film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”
The Trilogy Argyle Red Diamond Ring
In the rarefied world of Fancy Color Diamonds, red diamonds are the rarest of them all. Over the 31-year history of Rio Tinto‘s Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, an invitation-only international auction, only 16 Fancy Red diamonds have been offered.
The Trilogy Argyle Red Diamond Ring features three superbly matched Argyle red diamonds, cut by experts to maximize their potential value and strength of color. At 1.32 carats, the radiant-cut center stone is considerably larger than the famous Hancock Red, and it shares the unusual Fancy Purplish Red color for which it is prized. With flanking Fancy Red diamonds totaling 0.27 carats, The Trilogy is a collection capstone for investors and connoisseurs.
Red diamonds represent the pinnacle of value and rarity in the diamond industry; fewer than 100 red diamonds have ever been found. Argyle Red Diamonds come from the Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia, which is owned by Rio Tinto. The mine produces over 90 percent of the world’s supply of rare Natural Pink Diamonds, which includes ultra-rare Red Diamonds. Polished red diamonds are always referred to as Fancy Red Diamonds, never Fancy Deep, Fancy Intense or Fancy Vivid. Each year the very best polished Argyle Diamonds are offered at the Argyle Mine Pink Diamond Tender, the world’s most exclusive international diamond auction. In the 30-year history of the Argyle Mine Pink Diamond Tender, only nine Fancy Red Diamonds have been offered. The Argyle Mine is expected to cease production by the end of this decade.
Unlike colored diamonds that are sold at auction, each Natural Fancy Color Diamond awarded The One and Only One distinction will be made available to Ultra High Net Worth Individuals for a limited time, by appointment only. Upon confirmation of your Request for Private Appointment Application, The One and Only One Natural Fancy Colored Diamond(s) you select to view can be hand-transported by one of their Specialists to a mutually agreed upon high-security location near you. To arrange an appointment to view The One and Only One(TM) Golden Muse Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring or the Trilogy Argyle Fancy Red Diamond Ring, please visit theoneandonlyone.com