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.
One of the best ways to determine market demand, and ultimately which diamond colors are best for investing, is to monitor auctions. During the past 3 years, most colored diamonds sold were bought with the intention of investing, meaning that the days of pure “aesthetic appeal” that drove diamond sales are long gone.
Nowadays, investors seek for transparency and high quality stones that will not only show promising concentration of wealth, but also great potential for growth (in value) for the decades to come.
After stressing the advantages of considering fancy colored diamonds as alternative investments, many of you contacted us and asked us 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.
While diamonds have been steadily gaining ground as powerful alternative investments, there is still great uncertainty when it comes to distinguishing them from other precious gems. In 2 previous posts, we looked at various test that can be made to assess a diamond's authenticity. These ranged from assessments that could be made from the comfort of your own home, or at a lab by an experienced gemologist.
In this article we will be testing for differences between real diamonds and cubic zirconium, white sapphire, moissanite, white topaz, and of course synthetic diamonds. Let’s begin!
Welcome to part 2 of our "How to Tell if Your Diamond is Real" series. In part 1, we saw how you can run some tests from the comfort of your home. While convenient, most of these test are not conclusive. If you want to be 100% certain for your diamond's authenticity, the best thing you can do is seek the expertise of a seasoned gemologist.
So what methods do the experts use to test for authenticity, and what can we learn from them?
Diamonds, be it colorless or colored, are all assets to be admired. They are so rare, mesmerizing, and breathtaking that we often spend thousands or even millions to acquire them. The question is, how do we know that the asset we invested our money in is genuine? (Assuming we don't have a certification.)
In this 2 part series, we will be going over how to assess if a diamond is truly natural, or a synthetic "impostor."
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.
Welcome back to the third and final part of our 29 factors affecting diamond price series. If Part 3 is your first exposure to the series, no worries, you can check out Part 1 and Part 2 by clicking the links.
The goal of this series is to explore 29 additional factors that affect the final price of a precious stone (excluding, of course, the more apparent 4Cs.)
Topics: Alternative Investments
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.
Welcome to Part 2 of our investor facts series. If you missed part 1, (you can check it out here) this is the series in which we explore 29 factors that directly affect diamond price, apart from the 4Cs of course.
While the 4Cs are the main contributing factors to a stone’s beauty, rarity, and value; there are multiple other nuances that also play a significant role in the stone's overall value.
Topics: Alternative Investments