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Red Diamonds: An Alternative Investment Windfall

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 4/2/19 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

4 Things You Need If You Want To Invest In Fancy Colored Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 2/21/19 9:07 AM

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.

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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, colored diamonds

Color Modifiers in Fancy Colored Diamonds: How Do They Affect Value?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/22/19 9:07 AM

Last year, we posted an article emphasizing the difference between color modifiers and undertones and how different hues impact diamond value. If you haven’t already, check it out here.

In that article, we spent most of our time analyzing how different undertones affected pricing and possible reasons behind why they are not included in GIA reports. This time, we will be taking a closer look at color modifiers and exploring how different modifiers can affect a diamond’s value, as well as some exceptions to these rules.

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Topics: Things to Know, Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment

Which Colored Diamonds Should I Invest In?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/17/19 9:36 AM

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.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, pink diamonds, purple diamonds, red diamonds, colored diamonds

The 10 Most Expensive Diamonds from 2018

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/8/19 10:56 AM

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 Pink Legacy Diamond

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

 

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, Sotheby's, Christie's

Need To Know: How To Invest In Fancy Colored Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 1/3/19 9:31 AM

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?

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds

Comparing Colored Diamonds to 4 Other Tangible Assets

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/27/18 9:27 AM

With more and more people wanting to secure their wealth, investors have started looking towards alternative, tangible investments such as gold and fine art; but what about diamonds and especially colored diamonds?

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Colored Diamond Investment, colored diamonds

Colored Diamonds Growing as an Alternative Investment

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/20/18 9:39 AM

Diamonds are one of those unique investments that can be purchased in one currency and sold in another, providing a hedge against inflation that devalues the purchasing currency. Like we’ve mentioned in previous articles, diamonds are tangible investments that are highly portable, easy to store, and of course wearable. 

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds

The Pink Legacy: Another Record Shattering Pink Diamond

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/15/18 9:29 AM

On November 13, Christie's presented the largest Fancy Vivid Pink diamond to ever be offered at it's auction. While this sounds like a remarkable feat on its own, the stone went on to shatter the world record for highest price paid per carat for a diamond of its caliber, essentially dethroning the Pink Promise.

 

Image Source: Christie's

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Topics: Alternative Investments, pink diamonds, colored diamonds, Christies Auction

The 2018 Argyle Tender: A Complete Analysis

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/8/18 10:27 AM

October 10th marked the day all bidders had to send Argyle their bids for each of the 63 diamonds that were being offered at this year’s annual Tender. As per usual, the stones presented were of exceptional quality and grading, leaving everyone with very positive impressions.

Image credit: Rio Tinto

Perhaps the most noteworthy thing to point out however, is that for the first time in 5 years, a diamond weighing more than 3 carats was offered!

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Topics: Alternative Investments, pink diamonds, Argyle Mine

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