With so many socio-economic upheavals, great speculation has risen regarding the safest asset choice for investors. In this post, Arpège Diamonds compares natural colored diamond investments to 3, more traditional, investment alternatives. Let's see how they compare.
Fancy Colored Diamonds can truly be top grade investments, and much like fine art, the more unique the piece the higher the value; especially if you have the patience to wait for the opportune moment to sell. It is then, and only then, that you can realize truly astronomical returns on your investment.
Colored diamonds have been admired for their beauty and value for hundreds of years. Within the last few decades, many types of colored diamonds have been growing in value, but one hue of colored diamond has outpaced all others. Since 2005, pink diamond price has increased by an average of 15% per year.
In April of 2017, a diamond sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong auction for $71.2 million dollars. At 59.6-carats, it was certainly a large stone, but not nearly large enough to justify its record-smashing winning bid. What made this particular diamond so unique? It was pink.
Last year, we posted an article emphasizing the difference between color modifiers and undertones and how different hues impact diamond value. If you haven’t already, check it out here.
In that article, we spent most of our time analyzing how different undertones affected pricing and possible reasons behind why they are not included in GIA reports. This time, we will be taking a closer look at color modifiers and exploring how different modifiers can affect a diamond’s value, as well as some exceptions to these rules.
After stressing the advantages of investing in colored diamonds, many of you contacted us and asked which colored diamond category you should invest in accordance to your budget. Since this is one of our most frequently asked questions, we figured it was high time we shed some light on the matter.
2018 came and went, and while no diamond managed to break the record set by the Pink Star during 2017, there were plenty jaw dropping stones that managed to “wow” audiences and set headlines in the year that passed.
The top diamonds sold during 2018 were:
- A 50.47 Carat Colorless Diamond Ring, by Harry Winston
- The Fancy Intense Blue Diamond Ring
- The Farnese Blue Diamond
- A 50.39 Carat Colorless Diamond Ring
- A 51.71 Carat Colorless Diamond Ring
- The Pink Diamond Heart Pendant
- A 5 Carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring
- The Bulgary Blue Diamond Ring
- The Moussaieff Blue and Pink Diamond Necklace
- The Pink Legacy Diamond
Investments come in all types of forms. From real estate and stocks, to crude oil and gold. But did you know that another fast-growing form of investment is within the world of naturally colored diamonds?
By now we all know that colored diamonds can come in all the colors of the spectrum, but... did you know that there is a diamond category that can change its color?
These stones are more famously known as chameleon diamonds, and in this article we will be answering the 9 most common questions regarding these beautiful and enigmatic stones.
With more and more people wanting to secure their wealth, investors have started looking towards alternative, tangible investments such as gold and fine art; but what about diamonds and especially colored diamonds?