The right investment diamond is a sellable diamond

Do you strive for diversification outside the traditional investment world of shares and bonds? It is smart to eliminate alternative investments such as expensive watches because of their complexity. But if you have got your investment eye on the jewellery world, then you should know that there is a difference between investing in diamonds and investing in coloured gemstones. In this article, we will focus on diamonds that offer you a high guarantee regarding resale options. 

Which diamond should you be buying as an investment?

The reputation of diamonds proceeds them. For many centuries, they have been part of our culture. Also, buying diamonds as an investment is nothing new and has known an increase in popularity over the past 3 decades. But which diamonds are suitable as investment diamonds? In the antique trade, the value of exclusive china vases decreases significantly if it has a crack, visible or not. In the diamond world, absolute perfection is also the goal. If you are buying diamonds that do not meet certain quality requirements, you are buying diamonds that have a significantly lower sales value. White diamonds starting at 1 carat, G colour and VS2 clarity and with a certificate from a recognized laboratory are the best choice. The cut or cut quality plays a big role too. In general, we can conclude that the quality features of a diamond are summarised in the 4C’s and that these are very important when you are buying diamonds for investment purposes.

The advantages of buying diamonds as an investment

Traditionally, hard assets are expected to maintain their value even when inflation is eroding the savings. Diamonds have proven to be and  remain a stable and good investment. But buying diamonds requires the necessary knowledge. Whoever starts with investing in diamonds should be aware that, sometimes, there are more flaws in the investment advice than in the investment diamonds. The big challenge with buying diamonds is reselling them. The certification of independent laboratories such as GIA, plays a big role. But do not get lost while searching for extremely rare diamonds. Their saleability is lower than high quality diamonds that are a little less rare. You will also notice that at auctions in Sotheby's and other auction houses, diamonds are sold at record prices, but certain stones seem not to get sold at all.

Author: Inge de Wee

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