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Do Diamonds Increase in Value? Ask The Professionals. - Diamond Investment & Intelligence Center

 

 

Do Diamonds Increase in Value? Ask The Professionals.

As you probably know quite well, a successful investment is something that is bought for a certain value at one point in time, and resold at a later time for greater value. Almost everyone in the world is seeking an asset or multiple assets which they will successfully be able to turn over for a profit at some point or another, either with traditional financial investments or sometimes with something a little riskier, or more exotic. Regardless of the asset, whether someone is looking to profit off of financial investments, stocks, bonds, gold, artworks, luxury goods, jewels, or anything else, the common denominator between all these is that the investor either does serious research to ensure that his money is going to the right place, or they hire someone to do this research for them.

Ever since diamonds were popularized in the early 1900s by De Beers, the most common point that people want clarified is whether the diamond that they bought is truly an investment, or rather, which diamond would qualify as an investment grade? This is always asked in the hopes that if their diamond was resold one day, they would be able to make a profit off of it. The quick, easy answer is that there is no quick or easy answer to this! Only a proper diamond investment professional can really tell you whether a specific diamond has investment potential or if it is merely a shiny rock.  However, the true underlying question here is do diamonds increase in value? If they do increase in value, then the buyer can feel assured that they have made a suitable investment. Although the concept seems a little hazy, the value of diamonds is actually something that is quite clear and in some cases, controlled.

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De Beer’s infamous campaign slogan, “A diamond is forever”

 

The Value of Diamonds

When discussing the value of diamonds, the most important factor of all is that the category of diamonds needs to be divided between colorless and fancy color diamonds. The value of diamonds is determined by their characteristics, also known as the 4 C’s – Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight. A regular buyer, such as someone shopping for a piece of jewelry for personal use, will not be able to determine these characteristics easily, if at all. A special microscope called a loupe is needed to examine the diamond up close. Additionally, training and experience are needed in order to assess the qualities correctly, just as one would go to a trained doctor for a medical diagnosis where he uses medical equipment rather than go to a chef for a medical diagnosis who will use cooking equipment.

Beyond the fact that the 4 C’s will need to be professionally assessed, it is also important that the person who is doing so is an expert in the kind of diamond that you have. One would not go to an expert in emeralds for an assessment on a fancy color diamonds, for example.  For this reason, investment professionals such as DICE and laboratories such as the GIA offer diamond grading and valuation as a service. That is how you will know exactly what you are working with. Not just any laboratory can properly evaluate your diamond either – in some cases, the market isn’t even fully agreed on what the value of certain diamonds really is! For example, in the case of fancy color diamonds, even if it is graded as a certain color grade, it can receive two different valuations because of how strongly that color grade is perceived by the person making the evaluation.

The value of diamonds is by no means a simple matter and should not be trusted in the hands of just anyone!

 Do Diamonds Increase in Value?

We all know that diamonds are valuable, and that they needed to be graded by specialists. But the real question remains if they even increase in value. After all, we already established that it would only be an investment if its value increased. If its value decreased, like buying and driving a car, then they would not be considered an investment at all!

The reason that it is possible that diamonds can increase in value is because they are the strongest substance on earth. Wearing your diamond cannot possibly put any wear and tear on it, and from the day that you buy it until that the day that you stop wearing it, it will always look exactly the same. Its age does not detract from it whatsoever, and that is how it is similar to investing in gold. The major difference between investing in gold and investing in diamonds is how much more valuable diamonds are than gold, and by how much their value has increased over time!

Remember that we separated diamonds into fancy color diamonds and colorless. This fact is crucial because their prices behave entirely differently. Colorless Diamonds have always had excellent value, but in mid-2014, their prices dropped due to several market factors. By the end of 2015, their prices stabilized and they continue to remain stable into 2016. That is not to say that the prices also dropped for the end consumer – the gap in cost was to the benefit of the retailers and was not reflected in final prices. That being said, colorless diamond prices are recovering. Fancy color diamonds are an entirely different story.

Fancy color diamonds only ever remain stable or increase in value due to their rarity. This rarity is the golden ticket for assets and investment, and is what helps diamond investments remain a cut above other investments. Fancy color diamonds constitute only a tiny percent of the diamond market and all 12 colors are in high demand. The most popular colors are blue, pink, and yellow diamonds, and they are also the most popular in the media. Fancy color diamonds are often sold at auction by the world’s major auction houses, and the final prices, often which break one record after the next, are a big part of what drives fancy color diamond prices higher and higher. As recently as this past March, the De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, a 10.10 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond, broke the record for the highest price ever paid for a blue diamond in Asia. In November of 2015, the Blue Moon of Josephine, a 12.03 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond, sold for $48.5 million, making it the highest price ever paid for a diamond at auction and the highest price per carat ever paid for a diamond at auction. This and other high auction prices always cause a surge in price for diamonds of that color.

de beers millennium jewel 4 ring-5

The De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, a 10.10 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond

Diamond Investments

A diamond is only considered an investment if you would be able to resell it for a profit. For colorless diamonds, especially given the current circumstances for colorless diamonds in the market, investment status for a diamond is harder to reach. On the other hand, fancy color diamonds are diamond investments that are lucrative and recommended. Not every color in fancy color diamonds is an investment color, but it can be safely said that both pink and blue diamond prices are ever on the rise. Pink and blue diamonds are continuously breaking records in their prices at auctions, and the demand for them remains very strong indeed. Investment diamonds are not limited to those that can be bought at auction houses. With the right guidance, anyone can own a diamond for investment.

Diamonds do increase in value – just not all of them. Make sure that if you are making a diamond purchase for an investment, that you are given enough information to fully understand and accept why a particular selection would be a sound investment. If you have any questions, we would love to answer all of them for you. Ask us in the comments or email us at info@investments.diamonds.

Leave a Reply

Do Diamonds Increase in Value? Ask The Professionals.

As you probably know quite well, a successful investment is something that is bought for a certain value at one point in time, and resold at a later time for greater value. Almost everyone in the world is seeking an asset or multiple assets which they will successfully be able to turn over for a profit at some point or another, either with traditional financial investments or sometimes with something a little riskier, or more exotic. Regardless of the asset, whether someone is looking to profit off of financial investments, stocks, bonds, gold, artworks, luxury goods, jewels, or anything else, the common denominator between all these is that the investor either does serious research to ensure that his money is going to the right place, or they hire someone to do this research for them.

Ever since diamonds were popularized in the early 1900s by De Beers, the most common point that people want clarified is whether the diamond that they bought is truly an investment, or rather, which diamond would qualify as an investment grade? This is always asked in the hopes that if their diamond was resold one day, they would be able to make a profit off of it. The quick, easy answer is that there is no quick or easy answer to this! Only a proper diamond investment professional can really tell you whether a specific diamond has investment potential or if it is merely a shiny rock.  However, the true underlying question here is do diamonds increase in value? If they do increase in value, then the buyer can feel assured that they have made a suitable investment. Although the concept seems a little hazy, the value of diamonds is actually something that is quite clear and in some cases, controlled.

de beers (2)

De Beer’s infamous campaign slogan, “A diamond is forever”

 

The Value of Diamonds

When discussing the value of diamonds, the most important factor of all is that the category of diamonds needs to be divided between colorless and fancy color diamonds. The value of diamonds is determined by their characteristics, also known as the 4 C’s – Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight. A regular buyer, such as someone shopping for a piece of jewelry for personal use, will not be able to determine these characteristics easily, if at all. A special microscope called a loupe is needed to examine the diamond up close. Additionally, training and experience are needed in order to assess the qualities correctly, just as one would go to a trained doctor for a medical diagnosis where he uses medical equipment rather than go to a chef for a medical diagnosis who will use cooking equipment.

Beyond the fact that the 4 C’s will need to be professionally assessed, it is also important that the person who is doing so is an expert in the kind of diamond that you have. One would not go to an expert in emeralds for an assessment on a fancy color diamonds, for example.  For this reason, investment professionals such as DICE and laboratories such as the GIA offer diamond grading and valuation as a service. That is how you will know exactly what you are working with. Not just any laboratory can properly evaluate your diamond either – in some cases, the market isn’t even fully agreed on what the value of certain diamonds really is! For example, in the case of fancy color diamonds, even if it is graded as a certain color grade, it can receive two different valuations because of how strongly that color grade is perceived by the person making the evaluation.

The value of diamonds is by no means a simple matter and should not be trusted in the hands of just anyone!

 Do Diamonds Increase in Value?

We all know that diamonds are valuable, and that they needed to be graded by specialists. But the real question remains if they even increase in value. After all, we already established that it would only be an investment if its value increased. If its value decreased, like buying and driving a car, then they would not be considered an investment at all!

The reason that it is possible that diamonds can increase in value is because they are the strongest substance on earth. Wearing your diamond cannot possibly put any wear and tear on it, and from the day that you buy it until that the day that you stop wearing it, it will always look exactly the same. Its age does not detract from it whatsoever, and that is how it is similar to investing in gold. The major difference between investing in gold and investing in diamonds is how much more valuable diamonds are than gold, and by how much their value has increased over time!

Remember that we separated diamonds into fancy color diamonds and colorless. This fact is crucial because their prices behave entirely differently. Colorless Diamonds have always had excellent value, but in mid-2014, their prices dropped due to several market factors. By the end of 2015, their prices stabilized and they continue to remain stable into 2016. That is not to say that the prices also dropped for the end consumer – the gap in cost was to the benefit of the retailers and was not reflected in final prices. That being said, colorless diamond prices are recovering. Fancy color diamonds are an entirely different story.

Fancy color diamonds only ever remain stable or increase in value due to their rarity. This rarity is the golden ticket for assets and investment, and is what helps diamond investments remain a cut above other investments. Fancy color diamonds constitute only a tiny percent of the diamond market and all 12 colors are in high demand. The most popular colors are blue, pink, and yellow diamonds, and they are also the most popular in the media. Fancy color diamonds are often sold at auction by the world’s major auction houses, and the final prices, often which break one record after the next, are a big part of what drives fancy color diamond prices higher and higher. As recently as this past March, the De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, a 10.10 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond, broke the record for the highest price ever paid for a blue diamond in Asia. In November of 2015, the Blue Moon of Josephine, a 12.03 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond, sold for $48.5 million, making it the highest price ever paid for a diamond at auction and the highest price per carat ever paid for a diamond at auction. This and other high auction prices always cause a surge in price for diamonds of that color.

de beers millennium jewel 4 ring-5

The De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, a 10.10 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond

Diamond Investments

A diamond is only considered an investment if you would be able to resell it for a profit. For colorless diamonds, especially given the current circumstances for colorless diamonds in the market, investment status for a diamond is harder to reach. On the other hand, fancy color diamonds are diamond investments that are lucrative and recommended. Not every color in fancy color diamonds is an investment color, but it can be safely said that both pink and blue diamond prices are ever on the rise. Pink and blue diamonds are continuously breaking records in their prices at auctions, and the demand for them remains very strong indeed. Investment diamonds are not limited to those that can be bought at auction houses. With the right guidance, anyone can own a diamond for investment.

Diamonds do increase in value – just not all of them. Make sure that if you are making a diamond purchase for an investment, that you are given enough information to fully understand and accept why a particular selection would be a sound investment. If you have any questions, we would love to answer all of them for you. Ask us in the comments or email us at info@investments.diamonds.

Leave a Reply

Do Diamonds Increase in Value? Ask The Professionals.

As you probably know quite well, a successful investment is something that is bought for a certain value at one point in time, and resold at a later time for greater value. Almost everyone in the world is seeking an asset or multiple assets which they will successfully be able to turn over for a profit at some point or another, either with traditional financial investments or sometimes with something a little riskier, or more exotic. Regardless of the asset, whether someone is looking to profit off of financial investments, stocks, bonds, gold, artworks, luxury goods, jewels, or anything else, the common denominator between all these is that the investor either does serious research to ensure that his money is going to the right place, or they hire someone to do this research for them.

Ever since diamonds were popularized in the early 1900s by De Beers, the most common point that people want clarified is whether the diamond that they bought is truly an investment, or rather, which diamond would qualify as an investment grade? This is always asked in the hopes that if their diamond was resold one day, they would be able to make a profit off of it. The quick, easy answer is that there is no quick or easy answer to this! Only a proper diamond investment professional can really tell you whether a specific diamond has investment potential or if it is merely a shiny rock.  However, the true underlying question here is do diamonds increase in value? If they do increase in value, then the buyer can feel assured that they have made a suitable investment. Although the concept seems a little hazy, the value of diamonds is actually something that is quite clear and in some cases, controlled.

de beers (2)

De Beer’s infamous campaign slogan, “A diamond is forever”

 

The Value of Diamonds

When discussing the value of diamonds, the most important factor of all is that the category of diamonds needs to be divided between colorless and fancy color diamonds. The value of diamonds is determined by their characteristics, also known as the 4 C’s – Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight. A regular buyer, such as someone shopping for a piece of jewelry for personal use, will not be able to determine these characteristics easily, if at all. A special microscope called a loupe is needed to examine the diamond up close. Additionally, training and experience are needed in order to assess the qualities correctly, just as one would go to a trained doctor for a medical diagnosis where he uses medical equipment rather than go to a chef for a medical diagnosis who will use cooking equipment.

Beyond the fact that the 4 C’s will need to be professionally assessed, it is also important that the person who is doing so is an expert in the kind of diamond that you have. One would not go to an expert in emeralds for an assessment on a fancy color diamonds, for example.  For this reason, investment professionals such as DICE and laboratories such as the GIA offer diamond grading and valuation as a service. That is how you will know exactly what you are working with. Not just any laboratory can properly evaluate your diamond either – in some cases, the market isn’t even fully agreed on what the value of certain diamonds really is! For example, in the case of fancy color diamonds, even if it is graded as a certain color grade, it can receive two different valuations because of how strongly that color grade is perceived by the person making the evaluation.

The value of diamonds is by no means a simple matter and should not be trusted in the hands of just anyone!

 Do Diamonds Increase in Value?

We all know that diamonds are valuable, and that they needed to be graded by specialists. But the real question remains if they even increase in value. After all, we already established that it would only be an investment if its value increased. If its value decreased, like buying and driving a car, then they would not be considered an investment at all!

The reason that it is possible that diamonds can increase in value is because they are the strongest substance on earth. Wearing your diamond cannot possibly put any wear and tear on it, and from the day that you buy it until that the day that you stop wearing it, it will always look exactly the same. Its age does not detract from it whatsoever, and that is how it is similar to investing in gold. The major difference between investing in gold and investing in diamonds is how much more valuable diamonds are than gold, and by how much their value has increased over time!

Remember that we separated diamonds into fancy color diamonds and colorless. This fact is crucial because their prices behave entirely differently. Colorless Diamonds have always had excellent value, but in mid-2014, their prices dropped due to several market factors. By the end of 2015, their prices stabilized and they continue to remain stable into 2016. That is not to say that the prices also dropped for the end consumer – the gap in cost was to the benefit of the retailers and was not reflected in final prices. That being said, colorless diamond prices are recovering. Fancy color diamonds are an entirely different story.

Fancy color diamonds only ever remain stable or increase in value due to their rarity. This rarity is the golden ticket for assets and investment, and is what helps diamond investments remain a cut above other investments. Fancy color diamonds constitute only a tiny percent of the diamond market and all 12 colors are in high demand. The most popular colors are blue, pink, and yellow diamonds, and they are also the most popular in the media. Fancy color diamonds are often sold at auction by the world’s major auction houses, and the final prices, often which break one record after the next, are a big part of what drives fancy color diamond prices higher and higher. As recently as this past March, the De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, a 10.10 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond, broke the record for the highest price ever paid for a blue diamond in Asia. In November of 2015, the Blue Moon of Josephine, a 12.03 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond, sold for $48.5 million, making it the highest price ever paid for a diamond at auction and the highest price per carat ever paid for a diamond at auction. This and other high auction prices always cause a surge in price for diamonds of that color.

de beers millennium jewel 4 ring-5

The De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, a 10.10 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond

Diamond Investments

A diamond is only considered an investment if you would be able to resell it for a profit. For colorless diamonds, especially given the current circumstances for colorless diamonds in the market, investment status for a diamond is harder to reach. On the other hand, fancy color diamonds are diamond investments that are lucrative and recommended. Not every color in fancy color diamonds is an investment color, but it can be safely said that both pink and blue diamond prices are ever on the rise. Pink and blue diamonds are continuously breaking records in their prices at auctions, and the demand for them remains very strong indeed. Investment diamonds are not limited to those that can be bought at auction houses. With the right guidance, anyone can own a diamond for investment.

Diamonds do increase in value – just not all of them. Make sure that if you are making a diamond purchase for an investment, that you are given enough information to fully understand and accept why a particular selection would be a sound investment. If you have any questions, we would love to answer all of them for you. Ask us in the comments or email us at info@investments.diamonds.

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