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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

Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. When it comes to gems, the rarer, the more expensive the diamond is. Their values are based on other factors including clarity and color. 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. 

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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 2019

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

The World's Most Famous Green Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 12/4/19 9:56 AM

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, but also mesmerized audience with their beauty.

 

Without further delay let's look at the most famous and valuable green diamonds in the world. 

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Topics: green diamond, Aurora Green Diamond, Ocean Dream Diamond, Dresden Green Diamond, Natural Green Diamond, Gruosi Green Diamond

GIA Report: What You Need To Look For

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/27/19 10:26 AM

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.

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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, GIA

The Oldest & Most Famous Diamonds In History

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/20/19 9:46 AM

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 that over one million carats of diamonds were mined. While most people associate diamonds with perfectly clear stones, colored diamonds are some of the oldest and most famous diamonds in history. 

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Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Modifiers and Undertones Affect Price

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/13/19 10:08 AM

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 undertone, and how the slightest distinction can have a significant effect on price.

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Topics: Things to Know, Colored Diamond Investment

Should I Invest In Loose Or Set Colored Diamonds?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/6/19 9:52 AM

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 and hassle, is it the best option?

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, Diamond Investing

Red Diamonds: An Alternative Investment Windfall

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/30/19 10:21 AM

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 in the world? The answer is; red diamonds.

But how valuable are they really?

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Famous Diamonds, red diamonds

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

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 10/23/19 9:37 AM

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.

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Topics: purple diamonds, colored diamonds, The Purple Orchid

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