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3 Key Insights Driving Fancy Colored Diamonds Investments

by Tony Cathaway | January 19, 2017 | Alternative Investments
Due to the numerous socio-economic upheavals experienced on a global scale, many investors have begun turning to tangibles as a form of monetary security. One specific category that has been steadily gaining attention is that of the Fancy Colored ...

Sparkling Alternative Investments for 2017

by Tony Cathaway | December 23, 2016 | Alternative Investments
Sales of pink diamonds in 2014 indicated that a fancy vivid pink diamond averaged about $600,000 per carat, a fancy intense pink diamond averaged nearly $450,000 per carat, and a fancy light pink was fetching approximately $320,000 per carat. Prices ...

Upcoming Fancy Colored Diamond Auctions

by Tony Cathaway | November 18, 2016 | Alternative Investments
Colored diamond auctions are held throughout the year in all corners of the globe. Major auction houses host semi-annual events and often release pre-auction reports on the gems that will be featured. Christie's and Sotheby's have recently released ...

Alternative Investments: Top-Selling Colored Diamonds

by Tony Cathaway | November 11, 2016 | Alternative Investments
Colored diamonds have been gaining momentum as assets for alternative investments over the last decade. Prices for various colored diamonds have been reaching astronomical levels, with some hues reaching values of more than a million dollars per ...

How Naturally Colored Diamonds are Formed

There are no two diamonds that are exactly alike. These gems have taken millions, and in some cases billions of years to form. Geologists believe that diamonds were formed in the earth’s mantle and brought up by volcanic eruptions many eons ago. ...

Why are Pink Diamonds a Great Alternative Investment?

In today’s highly volatile market, pink diamonds have become the treasure asset of choice for investors who are seeking to expand their portfolio. Pink diamonds have solidified themselves as a wise-investment option due to their continual ...

Record Colored & Pink Diamond Sales in Early 2016

by Tony Cathaway | June 20, 2016 | Alternative Investments
The first half of 2016 saw a whirlwind of colored diamonds make their way to the auction block. This recent trend has caught the eye of investors and collectors alike, both as showpieces and investment opportunities. To this point, various auction ...

The New Trend in Investments: Treasure Assets

For many years naturally colored diamonds have been the ultimate display of wealth among the affluent population. In recent times these stones have become the ultimate investment and the hot trend on the auction block.   Naturally colored diamonds ...

Trend Alert: Loose Colored Diamonds as Alternative Investments

by Tony Cathaway | April 14, 2016 | Alternative Investments
In today’s ever-changing economical world, where market prices can fluctuate in an instant, stable opportunities for investment are essential. Thinking outside of the traditional volatile stock market has led many investors to alternative ...

Alternative Investments: A Comparison of Commodity Investing

by Tony Cathaway | February 25, 2016 | Alternative Investments
Investing has long been used as a means of diversifying wealth. While an erratic stock market is nothing new, recent volatility in stocks both domestically and abroad have propelled savvy investors to seek other arenas for growing their wealth.  ...

A Blueprint for Alternative Investments in Diamonds

by Tony Cathaway | February 23, 2016 | Alternative Investments
Playing the long game in investing is not for those who obsessively watch the markets, attuned to every twitch, and prone to freaking out at a case of the hiccups. Long term investing is for the “set it and forget it” types, who are a little more ...

Record-Setting Colored Diamond Sales in 2015

by Tony Cathaway | February 11, 2016 | Alternative Investments
What a ride we had in 2015! There were record setting public sales of stunning diamonds and colored stones, and the eyes of investors small and large are open not only to the beauty of diamonds and colored stones, but the investment potential as ...

Colored Diamonds: Alternative Investments That Stand the Test of Time

by Tony Cathaway | February 9, 2016 | Alternative Investments
Purchasing diamonds as an alternative investment strategy is a long term game. In most cases, you do not just buy a diamond and then flip it the next day. However, unlike other investment options that can be impacted by a volatile market, the value ...

Pink Diamonds Growing as Alternative Investments

by Tony Cathaway | February 2, 2016 | Alternative Investments
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. Diamonds are portable, pocketable, and tangible investments. Could you ...

Is the Safe Haven for Your Alternative Investment Portfolio "Color?"

by Tony Cathaway | December 17, 2015 | Alternative Investments
As stock markets swoop and dip and mainstream financial firms are hit by bad publicity over shady practices, alternative investments can seem like a safe haven for those seeking stability and security.   Alternative Investments Alternative financial ...

Alternative Investments - Investing Outside the Box

by Tony Cathaway | November 9, 2015 | Alternative Investments
Alternative investments are for investors thinking outside the box and are worlds apart from stocks, bonds and cash. Typically, alternative investments have been held by institutions or very wealthy individuals. Their complex nature, limited ...

Innovative Concept for Selling Pink Diamonds

by Tony Cathaway | November 4, 2015 | Alternative Investments
How do you reinvent the sales process for a commodity?  That’s a tall issue, but Arpège Diamonds has come up with a very exciting concept for selling pink (and other naturally colored) diamonds. What if there were one place on the web offering ...

The Daily Diamond Deal - One Diamond, One Deal, One Incredible Savings!

by Tony Cathaway | October 28, 2015 | Alternative Investments
Have you ever wanted to purchase a colored diamond without getting caught up in an auction frenzy, dealing with a sales process that is not what it seems or paying astronomical prices? Then you will be very happy with Arpege Diamonds’ daily deal. ...

Treasure Assets: Alternative Investments for Business and Pleasure

by Tony Cathaway | October 21, 2015 | Alternative Investments
For those looking to diversify from the standard stock and bond investing, treasure assets have a unique draw.  These tangible assets can range from classic cars, to artwork, to rare jewels. Treasure assets are often seen as passion assets to those ...