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.
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.
Having compared a plethora of tangible assets in one of our previous articles, you may now see potential opportunity in a new diamond investment. A big question arises however, how can you determine “investment grade diamonds” from the rest, especially if you are a beginner? Arpège Diamonds is here to help.
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.
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.
Diamonds are one of Earth’s natural beauties, formed centuries ago by elements compounding deep beneath the surface. Although diamonds can be many different color, sizes, or shapes, naturally fancy colored diamonds have generated perhaps the biggest thrill in diamond enthusiasts worldwide. Of about 10,000 diamonds mined, 1 is a natural colored diamond.
It is said that red diamonds are the most rare colored gems out of them all. While this may be true, natural purple diamonds are no easy find.
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?
We often see the terms Fancy Colored Diamonds (FCD) in auctions, on certificates, in articles, and in collections but what does this really mean?
In this article we will be exploring:
- The 27 possible color variations for diamonds
- How the most popular colored diamonds get their hue
- How color intensity and hue affect value
- The different kinds of Tones and Saturation
- The true meaning of a Fancy Diamond
Topics: 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.