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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; ...

Are Green Diamonds for Investing or Collecting?

  This post has been updated for 2021 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 ...

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 2021 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 ...

What To Look For In A Diamond Investment

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, ...

Colored Diamonds Investment - 6 Tips You Need To Know

After publishing 3 Reasons You Should Consider Fancy Colored Diamonds, the logical progression would be to share tips and tricks for those who wish to begin investing in colored diamonds. Thus we've compiled a list of 6 diamond investing tips every ...

Which Colored Diamonds Should I Invest In?

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 ...

The Argyle Mines’ 2020 Closure: What It Might Mean for Your Investment Portfolio

Australia’s Argyle Diamond Mine, the source of 90% of the world’s pink diamonds, is scheduled to cease operations in 2020. What can this mean for the pink diamond market, the industry as a whole, and investors. Let’s find out.   Source    Is the ...

The Most Famous Red Diamonds in the World

Red is an iconic color that can symbolize love, strength, and passion. In history, red diamonds are one of the most rare stones in the world. They’re found primarily in Australia, Brazil, and Africa and are so exclusive that only approximately 30 ...

How Will Investing In Colored Diamonds Change In The Future?

This post has been updated for 2019 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 ...

Pink Diamond Prices are Rising. Are They In Your Investment Portfolio?

In April of 2017, a diamond sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong auction for $71.2 million dollars. At 59.6-carats, it was certainly a large stone, but not nearly large enough to justify its record-smashing winning bid. What made this particular diamond so ...

What Do You Need To Know About Natural Purple Diamonds?

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 ...

The 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Chameleon Diamonds Answered

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 ...

What Is A White Diamond?

During the past 2 decades, colored diamonds have steadily been breaking records at auction houses with pinks, blues, reds, and greens turning the head of investors and collectors alike. There is one category that has not gotten the attention it ...