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The First Magnificent Jewels Auctions For 2020 Set New Records

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/20/20 11:00 AM

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 expectations, it provided a resoundingly bullish statement about the future of the diamond industry, especially during a period of unprecedented turmoil.

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Argyle Pink Diamonds: Finding Opportunities During Challenging Times

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 6/24/20 6:08 PM

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 the Coronavirus has ushered in a period of economic uncertainty the world has not seen for many decades. So naturally we realize that, "this too shall pass," as it certainly will. However while we wait, we are wondering about how long it will take, how to protect our wealth during this turbulent period and of course, how to spot investment opportunities that exist during challenging times.  

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Topics: pink diamonds, Argyle Mine, Pink Diamond Value, Ichiro Suzuki Rookie Card

Investing in Pink Diamonds During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 5/27/20 11:17 AM

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 health of the economy?

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Topics: Alternative Investments, pink diamonds

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

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/24/20 4:29 PM

As the world tries to navigate through the pandemic, there is a raging debate occurring between maintaining health and restarting the economy.

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Topics: Colored Diamond Investment, Investing

Business Crises and Pink Diamond Prices

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/3/20 3:32 PM

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 positive until all this rolls over. But what you currently might be thinking as investors is “how can I secure my wealth?”

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Green - The Color of March Investment Collectibles

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 3/6/20 12:29 PM

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 you know there are common high dollar features between green diamonds and a specific "green basketball investment collectible?" Actually, the green basketball investment collectible is one of the most valuable basketball cards of all time, and is none other than the famous 1997 Michael Jordan Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Green (PMG)  card. 

What are these commonalities? 

There are quite a few actually. They are both extremely rare, and can reach extremely high value in the right circumstances. But they have something else, a far more “physical” similarity.


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Topics: Green diamonds

Pink Diamonds: The Mickey Mantle of the Colored Diamond World

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/7/20 5:36 PM

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.”

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Topics: pink diamonds, Argyle Mine

Our Top Alternative Investment Picks for 2020

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/16/20 2:29 PM

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; which raises a question, “how are they going to change?” In this article, we’ll share insight highlighting top alternative investment ideas.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, pink diamonds

5 Facts About Red Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/1/20 11:28 AM

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. 

In this article we will be answering the 5 most asked questions about red diamonds:

  • Why are red diamonds red? 
  • Which is the most expensive red diamond in the world?
  • Which is the largest red diamond in the world?
  • How much are red diamonds worth?
  • Where are red diamonds found?

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Topics: Things to Know, red diamonds, colored diamonds

Are Green Diamonds for Investing or Collecting?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 12/11/19 10:06 AM


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 led to green diamonds having fewer appearances in auctions, and were viewed as stones that mostly appealed to collectors rather than serious investors.

But how does that statement hold today? Are green diamonds still only sought after collectors and gem enthusiasts or are they starting to turn the heads of more serious investors?

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Topics: Colored Diamond Investment, green diamond, Diamond Investing, Natural Green Diamond


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