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The Million Dollar Investment Opportunity

by Tony Cathaway | October 19, 2020 | Investing
How many times in your life have you come across a "million-dollar" investment opportunity? Or better yet, when was the last time you saw one emerge?  Were these "safe" opportunities or were they fraught with risk? Right now, you may be thinking, ...

3 Booming Niches To Diversify Your Investment Portfolio

by Tony Cathaway | September 14, 2020 |
It's been established that we are in a "new norm," and instead of letting uncertainty confound us, we must be proactive and safeguard our wealth from the turbulence. That might just be easier than you think though, especially if you know where to ...

Diversify Your Portfolio With Colored Diamonds and...Sports Cards?

by Tony Cathaway | August 17, 2020 |
We are now entering a new norm but instead of letting uncertainty confound us, we must adapt to protect ourselves financially. In this post we will be sharing some investment observations you might find useful during times of economic uncertainty.   ...

The First Magnificent Jewels Auctions For 2020 Set New Records

by Tony Cathaway | July 20, 2020 |
In July, the colored diamond market once again demonstrated how well it performs during periods of economic uncertainty! The month held two large auctions by Christie’s and Sotheby’s respectively, and not only did the results greatly exceed ...

Argyle Pink Diamonds: Finding Opportunities During Challenging Times

One of the first lessons we learn as children is that “nothing lasts forever.” The shows we watched, the games we played, the snacks we ate, the toys we had, even our first pets, all taught us that nothing lasts forever.  The "new normal" created by ...

Investing in Pink Diamonds During Times of Economic Uncertainty

The Coronavirus outbreak has presented governments, business owners, and the rest of us for that matter, with a very significant dilemma...Do we open up the economy but risk the health of the public, or do we keep everything closed and risk the ...

What Does the “Restart” Look Like for Pink and Other Colored Diamonds?

As the world tries to navigate through the pandemic, there is a raging debate occurring between maintaining health and restarting the economy. Hypothetically speaking, even if the global economy were to open “tomorrow,” things could not immediately ...

Business Crises and Pink Diamond Prices

by Tony Cathaway | April 3, 2020 |
Oil prices, the Coronavirus, and stock market fluctuations have the global financial market in a current state of turmoil. While this is indeed concerning, things always get worse before they get better, as they say. We need to remain calm and ...

Green - The Color of March Investment Collectibles

by Tony Cathaway | March 6, 2020 | Green diamonds
It's March, which means it's the month we celebrate both March Madness and everything green.  So, what better way to celebrate that then to share insight around one of the most famous green basketball ball cards in history, and green diamonds.   Did ...

Pink Diamonds: The Mickey Mantle of the Colored Diamond World

by Tony Cathaway | February 7, 2020 | pink diamonds, Argyle Mine
Scarce. Webster defines it as deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; not plentiful or abundant.  The old cliché says the only thing scarcer than scarce are “hen’s teeth.” Once the Argyle Mine closes later in 2020, are pink ...

Our Top Alternative Investment Picks for 2020

2020 ushers in not only the dawn of a new decade but a significant shift in the supply of the naturally colored diamonds with the closing of the iconic Argyle Mine.  The one certainty to expect is that investment portfolios are going to be changing; ...

5 Facts About Red Diamonds

When it comes to colored diamonds, the biggest determining factor of their value is their rarity. Red is the rarest diamond color in the world. It's so rare in fact, that it is thought that only 30 true gem quality red diamonds are known to exist.  ...

Are Green Diamonds for Investing or Collecting?

  This post has been updated for 2020 While natural green diamonds are exceptionally rare, they have often been outperformed by their red, blue, and pink counterparts, mainly because of color preference. This “underestimation” if you would, often ...

The World's Most Famous Green Diamonds

Natural green diamonds are among the rarest colored diamonds in the world. In fact, only few true investment grade green diamonds have ever been discovered, Those which made their way to the auction block not only managed to shatter price records, ...

GIA Report: What You Need To Look For

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 ...

The Oldest & Most Famous Diamonds In History

by Tony Cathaway | November 20, 2019 |
About five thousand years ago, diamonds were first mentioned in ancient writings. The first diamonds were gathered from alluvial deposits in Indian rivers and streams, and the diamond trade dates from that time. Fast forward to 1871, the first year ...

Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Modifiers & Undertones Affect Diamond Price

Whether you’re an investor, collector, or diamond enthusiast, you are well aware that the highest contributing factor for a colored diamond’s value is its hue. In this article we will be examining the difference between a color modifier and an ...

Should I Invest In Loose Or Set Colored Diamonds?

This post has been updated for 2019 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 ...

Red Diamonds: An Alternative Investment Windfall

It is without a doubt that colored diamonds are rare. In fact, they comprise only 0.1% of all diamonds mined per year. Out of this percentage, the rarest colors found are pink, blue, green, purple, and orange, but which is the rarest diamond color ...

Purple Diamonds - A Look Back At 3 Of The Most Famous In History

Much like red, purple is an extremely rare hue in the world of naturally colored diamonds. For this reason, there are not many famous purple stones to talk about, especially when it comes to larger carat weights. It is speculated that large purple ...