As diamond enthusiasts, collectors, and investors, it's only natural you want to know that you're getting exactly what you paid for. It's therefore a smart choice to always request for and verify the authentication of your diamond’s GIA certificate upon purchase.
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?
They say that the colors have emotional attributions to them. The color blue denotes intelligence, trust, and serenity, among others. The true science behind color and emotion is complicated, but most can agree that blue is one of the most dominant colors. This is particularly true when it comes to diamonds.
Although rare, there have been instances when the GIA will issue a report that will include a very distinct term, a term that is not seen on general official reports for colored diamonds.
The term we are referring to is “blocked stone.” Have you ever seen this on one of your reports? Have you ever wondered what this might actually mean? Let’s dig in together and find out.
Sotheby’s held their Autumn Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Sale last week, October 3rd, in Hong Kong. Synonymous with quality and value, the auction house managed to deliver once again by hosting a spectacular selection of rare colored diamonds.
Let's take a look at some of our top picks (and coincidentally, the top 5 most expensive colored diamonds sold.) Without further delay, let’s begin.
When we think of buying a colored diamond, our mind pictures magnificent jewels set in high quality pendants, rings, necklaces, and earrings. While purchasing a set stone may be appealing and can save some time and hassle, is it the best option?
What determines the value of a diamond? As is true with their colorless counterparts, naturally colored diamonds are valued by taking into consideration the 4C’s, with arguably the most important being their Color.
In this article we will be looking at the determining factors of a colored diamond's price including the three main characteristics of color (hue, tone, and saturation,) and how rarity affect's price per carat. Let's begin.
Nothing shows the true value of an asset more than its demand and investors’ willingness to pay astronomical amounts to acquire it. In the last decade alone, we’ve seen records being shattered one after the other in the diamond industry, with stones so beautiful one could argue they belong among the stars above.
To pay tribute to these magnificent gems, we’ve compiled a list with the 7 highest auction sales of the past 7 years.
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.