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Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

29 Factors You Should Know: What Affects Diamond Price? Part 3

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/2/18 9:01 AM

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.)

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Topics: Alternative Investments

Color Modifiers in Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Do They Affect Value?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/19/18 9:07 AM

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.

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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment

29 Factors You Should Know: What Affects Diamond Price? Part 2

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/17/18 9:07 AM

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.

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Topics: Alternative Investments

Colored Diamonds Investment - 6 Tips You Need To Know

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/12/18 9:02 AM

After publishing 3 Reasons You Should Consider Fancy Colored Diamonds, the logical progression would be to share tips and tricks for those who wish to begin investing in colored diamonds. Thus we've compiled a list of 6 diamond investing tips every beginner should know. 


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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds

Surprising Results: Colored Diamonds of Sotheby's Hong Kong Auction

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/10/18 8:51 AM

Last Wednesday, the Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction yielded some pretty interesting and surprising results. As always, the auction presented some remarkable and unique pieces, however not all performed as expected. In this article we will be comparing this year’s auction to 2017’s, and we will briefly be looking at the lots that did and didn’t sell.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond News

How Much Higher Can Fancy Colored Diamonds Prices Go?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/13/18 8:40 AM

As investors, you are constantly on the lookout for assets that show the greatest stability and potential for high returns. With the price of diamonds increasing exponentially in the last 2 decades, is there opportunity in investing in these colored stones? Can their prices rise even higher? And if yes, how much higher can they get? 

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Topics: Alternative Investments

How Do Fancy Colored Diamonds Compare to Other Passion Investments

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/1/18 8:34 AM

Due to market fluctuations and sub-par performance during recent years, investors have started turning their attention towards more tangible assets to diversify their portfolio. More specifically they have been turning towards “passion investments” which include works of art, antique cars, and of course fancy colored diamonds.

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Topics: Alternative Investments

Holiday Shopping: Fancy Colored Diamonds Buying Guide

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/24/17 9:01 AM

Colorless diamonds have a classic appeal to buyers of all sorts, but colored diamonds bring a certain “wow factor” that is unbridled. The holidays are the perfect time to give the gift of a colored diamond. Not only are colored diamonds a beautiful and timeless gift, they are also a treasure asset that offer a significant investment opportunity. If you’re looking for a gift idea for the person who has everything, a colored diamond is the perfect option this holiday season.

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Topics: Alternative Investments

Colored Diamonds Growing as an Alternative Investment

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/21/17 8:19 AM

Diamonds are one of those unique investments that can be purchased in one currency and sold in another, providing a hedge against inflation that devalues the purchasing currency. Like we’ve mentioned in previous articles, diamonds are tangible investments that are highly portable, easy to store, and of course wearable. 

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Topics: Alternative Investments

The High Cost of Mining Colored Diamonds Impacts Availability

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/14/17 8:45 AM

Diamonds not only symbolize wealth and power, but are also the common symbol of love and devotion. In five thousand years of recorded history, many diamonds have been discovered. However, there may be no greater period for diamond mining than the last 200 years. Even in just the last 60 years, some of the largest mines have been discovered.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, History