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Purchasing diamonds or rubies, sapphires and emeralds instead?

  • What are gemstones?
  • What are the characteristics of rubies, sapphires and emeralds?
  • Why are diamonds the most attractive investment?

How can you diversify your investment portfolio? Apart from real estate and securities, it is also interesting to expand your portfolio with movable properties or commodities, for example precious gemstones. Purchasing diamonds as an investment can be one of those interesting options, but what about other gemstones such as rubies, sapphires and emeralds?

What are gemstones?

Gemstones are minerals that are formed in very specific natural circumstances. Their origin and their source are fundamental to determine their value. The different types of gemstones can be distinguished through transparency, colour, brilliance, rarity and the hardness of the stone. The hardness of the stone is shown on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

With a score of 10/10, diamonds are the hardest known type of gemstone and because of their sustainability they are most interesting as an investment. Are you considering purchasing diamonds? Please keep in mind the 4 C's when determining the value of the diamond.

What are the characteristics of rubies, sapphires and emeralds?
 

  1. Why purchase rubies ?

Following diamonds, red rubies are the hardest gemstones with a score of 9/10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Generally, rubies are very small and much rarer than diamonds. Rubies larger than three carat are extremely rare and priceless. This exclusiveness makes investing in rubies mainly accessible to specialized investors and investment funds who are able to negotiate without intermediaries.

  1. Why purchase sapphires?

Like diamonds, sapphires come in a range of different colours, but the iconic blue sapphires are the most valuable and the most popular. Similar to rubies, sapphires are usually very small, less than 4 carats.  

  1. Why purchase emeralds?

Thanks to their strong inclusions, emeralds are very unique and for experts easily to distinguish. Deep vivid green emeralds with a high clarity grade are most rare and very popular among collectors.
 

Why diamonds are the most attractive investment?
 

  1. Which assurance do I get?

Unlike the above types of gemstones, purchasing and selling diamonds is strictly regulated by the national and international legislation. Here, the use of certificates is one of the most important assurance for investors, traders and jewellers alike. BAUNAT DIAMONDS only provides diamonds with a certificate. 

  1. How are diamond prices developing?

Not only the prices for basic commodities such as oil and wheat are volatile, the prices for gemstones like rubies, sapphires and emeralds ar too. Over the past decades, the diamond price evolution has been very stable, showing a steady growth. For the upcoming years, experts again expect a steady price growth.

  1. How can I easily purchase diamonds?

BAUNAT DIAMONDS makes purchasing diamonds accessible to every type of investor. Our experts will gladly advise you regarding the different types of diamonds that suit your investment strategy. Do you wish to resell your diamond after a period of time? Thanks to the higher price valuation and the growing demand, you are almost certain that your investment will be profitable.
 

Which investments should you make? Where can you purchase diamonds safely? Please feel free to contact our team of experts regarding your investment.

Author: Daan Deruyter
Source: BAUNAT

With this article, BAUNAT strives to inform you thoroughly about investing in diamonds. No investment can be guaranteed to be without risk or fully according to your expectations. That is why we recommend to research the risks and aspects of investing in diamond properly to ensure that you make the right choice for your portfolio.

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