Clients often ask us to source diamonds for investment purposes. We’ve had requests for smaller stones and for stones to fulfil multi-million-pound mandates. We’re happy to source the best value diamonds for your budget, and we can organise for storage of stones too.
Diamonds are an “asset class” and an alternative store of value, up there with gold, silver, shares and cryptocurrencies. Whilst we are neither financial advisors nor investment commentators, we have watched some certified stone prices increase by up to 60% over the last 5 years.
1. Tangible, Wearable Investment - unlike shares, foreign currencies or cryptocurrencies, you can wear your investment and enjoy its beauty.
2. Minimal Storage - store huge values in tiny spaces.
3. Long-Lasting - diamonds are the hardest substance on earth, practically wear-proof.
4. Inflation Proof - true for most physical commodities, real estate, gold, silver and diamonds usually appreciate.
With that said, it is unlikely that diamonds will see an immediate spike or sizeable uplift in value. They are not stocks. And of course, no investment is risk-free.
If you are thinking to invest in diamonds, you should at least consider the following,
1. Understand Diamonds - read up on the 4Cs of diamonds to understand the basics. Additionally, educate yourself on diamond certificates and particulars, as issued by gemological labs like GIA. We also run diamond masterclasses to educate on the basics.
2. Certified - you should aim to buy certified diamonds only, that are accompanied by a genuine report issued by a credible gemological laboratory, such as GIA.
3. Budget - as diamonds are an alternative investment class, set an appropriate budget to spend on your stones.
4. Diversify - when building a collection, think about mixing classic cuts with trending shapes. Coloured diamonds also make for interesting investments.
5. Rare Stones - will likely remain rare, think about adding yellow or pink diamonds to your portfolio.
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Learn more text: What colour is a diamond? Many say they’re colourless, however, look closely and most contain subtle tints of yellows, soft pinks and rich browns. Truly colourless diamonds are known as white diamonds and are extremely rare and the most valuable. Diamond colour is graded from D to Z – D being the whitest, most colourless diamond and Z containing noticeable yellow, brown or pink tints. The letters D to Z represent a range of colour based on a combination of tone, lightness or darkness and saturation.
Diamond clarity refers to the assessment of imperfections of a stone. VSI stands for very slightly included. Diamonds with a VS1 clarity grade will always be eye-clean. That means they'll have no imperfections visible to the naked eye. SI stands for Slightly Included. These blemishes are larger or more numerous that those in VSI diamonds.