Côte d'Azur Deluxe n°2012-1 printemps
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84 I cÔte d’azur deluxe I Business & Finance Some exceptional auctions Sotheby’s Geneva on 5/11/2007 A 84.37 carat diamond sold for 16.2 million dollars Sotheby’s Geneva on 17/05/2011 A 10.99 carat rose diamond ring sold for 10.8 million dollars Sotheby’s on 13/05/2009 A 7.03 carat blue diamond sold for 10.5 million Swiss francs (Previous record for an intense blue diamond, 7.9 million dollars for a 6.04 carat diamond) Sotheby’November 2011 24.78ct fancy intense pink diamond sold for 34 million euros The diamond having fetched the highest price for a carat is probably the Hancock red, fancy purplish red, a 0.95ct red diamond, with 880,000 US$ or 926,000 US$ per carat. Sotheby’s 18/11/2009 A vivid green diamond sold for 3.07 million dollars 22/10/2009 Christie A 32.01ct square diamond sold for 7.7 million dollars Sotheby’s 26/01/2011 A rose diamond of almost 25 carats sold for 46 million dollars Wittelsbach, a 35.56ct fancy deep greyish blue diamond was sold for 18,7 million euros in 2008 Acknowledgements : AWDC Antwerp World Diamond Centre Liaison body between the diamond sector and the government www.awdc.be Antwerp Stones International bvba Diamond company in Antwerp antwerpstones@hotmail.com AMG Invest Counter purchase in Guinea Amg.invest@hotmail.com www.amg-diamond.com
Photos : Fancy Cut Diamonds - By courtesy of AWDC, AWDC Precious and eternal diamonds and their endless journey from the mine to the jewel casket Since earliest antiquity diamonds have always represented power, elegance and luxury. It is said that the termdiamond derives from the Greek word « adamas » meaning untameable, unconquerable. The diamond symbolized the sun and life in the Ancient Egypt and wealth for the Maharajas in India. Through the centuries, diamonds have attested of the power of the kings and conquerors and testified to the power of those who held them. Long reserved exclusively to men as symbols of power and boldness, the diamond only gradually began to be made available for women around the 15th century. In the 500 years since this premiere, diamonds have become a « girl’s best friend »..., and the fascination of this altogether superlative gem has never stopped growing. Modern jewellery made its appearance parallel with the first serious and successful attempts to cut diamonds, the feminization of the jewel by the jewellers and the beginning of dream and luxury oriented « marketing ». The hardest, brightest, rarest and most expensive gemstone in the world, the diamond is now more than ever the abiding symbol of beauty, wealth and luxury. The longest journey Diamonds first appeared three billion years ago at the time of the origin of the earth, deep in the bowels of our planet. Through the primeval magmaupheavals, an element emerged that is the essential foundation of life : carbon. Under the most extreme conditions and during many millions of years, at depths of 200 km, temperatures in excess of 2000°C and pressures of 75 tons per cm 2, some of this gradually attained its purest form, followed by the miracle of the diamond. Subsequently volcanic eruptions would castup some rough diamonds to the surface of the earth, most of these « burningup » in the volcanic fury. Few of these diamonds - only 15 to 20% - would arrive undamaged at the surface. This is the source of the rough diamonds of many different shapes, qualities and weights that have lain on the earth’s surface for immense periods of time, often covered with rock or sediment, submitted to erosion or rolled in the river beds, sometimes carried down to the sea. The oldest diamond deposits are located in Africa and since the 19th century when the South African diamond fields were first discovered, the industrial and small scale exploitation has never stopped developing, leading to a steady increase of the diamond price. It is important to know that it is necessary to extract 10 tons of earth or rocks in order to find one carat of diamond, that only 15% of the diamonds are used for jewellery, 85% for industrial purposes. This very rarity confers on diamond the attraction of the exceptional. Once extracted from the mines, washed, sorted and brought on to diamond markets, the rough diamonds will then embark on the second part of their history where they will be transformedinto cut diamonds and finally into jewels. This is when the jewellery set with these eternal gems and the people who will possess them are brought together in an atmosphere of luxury and dream. Antwerp, flagship of the « diamond business » In addition to Africa where research takes place on the small-scale basis, diamond deposits are also mined in Russia, Canada and Australia on a largely industrial way. Antwerp, a cosmopolitan city in the heart of Europe is the major exchange and trade centre for diamonds. This city has shared a successful history with diamonds since the 14th century. The diamond cutters here are famous for their skilland excellence, and have helped spread the reputation of Antwerp around the world. This city has more than 1,800 diamond firms and employs 34,000 peopleeither directly or indirectly. Hundreds of workshops, cutters, gem setters and manufacturers of jewellery are a busy hive of commercial and creative activity and have turned a few streets into a unique and spectacular location. The diamond district is an international platformwhere diamond producers, importers, manufacturers and traders meet to trade. At the moment, Antwerp is the multicultural hub for 80% of the worldwide trade for rough diamond and 50% of the cut diamond trade, including four diamond stock exchanges with extremely rigorous member selection. AWDC (Antwerp World Diamond Centre) is an organization assuring an official link between the diamond sector and the government and dealing with the promotion of the diamond sector. It also includes certification laboratories for diamonds. In times of crises or when the economic situation is uncertain investment in diamonds is especially widespread around the world. Diamonds are justly considered to be a gilt-edged security, and in the minds of many people they compete with gold as a safe haven investment. A 5 carat diamond, that is 1 gr, can cost more than tens of kilograms of gold, and has the enormous advantage that it can be set on a jewel for luxurious evenings. jewellery I 85



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