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Alternative Investments: All You Need To Know About Investing In Diamonds

Arpège Diamonds is known and praised for our expertise in the world of colored diamonds.  As such, we share facts and investing tips related to them.  However over the past few months, we’ve seen a rise in questions about colorless diamonds. Driven ...

How Do Fancy Colored Diamonds Compare to Other Passion Investments

by Tony Cathaway | March 1, 2018 | Alternative Investments
Due to market fluctuations and sub-par performance during recent years, investors have started turning their attention towards more tangible assets to diversify their portfolio. More specifically they have been turning towards “passion investments” ...

Holiday Shopping: Fancy Colored Diamonds Buying Guide

by Tony Cathaway | November 24, 2017 | Alternative Investments
Colorless diamonds have a classic appeal to buyers of all sorts, but colored diamonds bring a certain “wow factor” that is unbridled. The holidays are the perfect time to give the gift of a colored diamond. Not only are colored diamonds a beautiful ...

The High Cost of Mining Colored Diamonds Impacts Availability

by Tony Cathaway | November 14, 2017 | Alternative Investments, History
Diamonds not only symbolize wealth and power, but are also the common symbol of love and devotion. In five thousand years of recorded history, many diamonds have been discovered. However, there may be no greater period for diamond mining than the ...

You Won't Believe How Much These Colored Diamonds Are Worth!

Colored diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on these characteristics, prices can range from a couple thousand dollars to millions! Last year, Arpège Diamonds presented stones in the 5 million dollar club. This time however, we decided ...

3 Reasons You Should Consider Fancy Colored Diamonds Investment

by Tony Cathaway | June 20, 2017 | Alternative Investments
Ever since the global financial crisis reached its peak in 2012, many investors have turned their attention to tangible assets in hopes of greater monetary stability and security. Among gold, oil, real estate, antiques, wines, fine arts, and classic ...

Colored Diamonds Investment: Comparison To Art

When it comes to alternative investments, more specifically treasure assets, many people think of antique cars, classic wine, or fine art. However, one of the fastest growing forms of alternative investments right now is colored diamonds. With the ...

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 ...