Which investment is most interesting? Blue sapphire or blue diamond?

Buying blue diamond is a more interesting investment than blue sapphire – BNT Diamonds

  • Where does the blue sapphire come from?
  • Why is buying blue diamond a more interesting investment?
  • Why are certificates for sapphire on the rise?

Blue sapphires are currently on the rise in the jewellery landscape. The effect of the ring with blue sapphire gracing the finger of Kate Middleton, and previously Lady Diana, is tangible for many jewellers. One great benefit for the blue sapphire compared to the blue diamond is its lower price. However, as an investment, we still recommend buying a blue diamond rather than a blue sapphire.

Where does the blue sapphire come from?

Ever since the second century AD, sapphires have been mined in Sri Lanka. Currently, the sapphires from the area of Kashmir in Pakistan and India are generally the most valuable. According to Judaism, the Ten Commandments were also written on a piece of sapphire.

Sapphires exist in many colours, but most people know the blue variety. They also have the highest value, thanks to their beautiful blue sparkle. The hues ‘cornflower’ and ‘royal blue’ are the most valuable. However, sapphires are a little less interesting to invest in than coloured diamonds. Does their beautiful colours appeal to you? Then have a look at our collection of loose diamonds and check the filter for coloured diamonds.

Why is buying blue diamond a more interesting investment?

Many investors find their way to coloured diamonds more and more often. In general, coloured diamonds are more expensive than colourless ones, causing some investors to switch to other gemstones. This is how sapphire also became a popular investment choice. The increased demand for blue sapphire also led to a gradual price increase of this gemstone.

But as opposed to buying sapphires, buying diamond as an investment has strict regulations in international legislation. If you buy a diamond as an investment, you will always receive a certificate at BNT Diamonds from specialised laboratories GIA, IGI or HRD for the protection of both the investor, the trader and the jeweller. Certificates for sapphires also exist but are less common.

In addition, diamond knows a stable, gradual price increase. This trend has been developing for many years and there are no signs that this will change. The price of sapphires is subject to more fluctuations. As a result, they carry a larger risk.

Blue diamond that can make a good investment at BNT Diamonds

Why are certificates for sapphires on the rise?

If you want to buy an investment diamond, then receiving a certificate from a renowned grading laboratory, such as GIA, is very important. When your diamond has a certificate, you are guaranteed to have bought a diamond which has the specifications as exactly mentioned on the certificate. That is why more and more investors demand a certificate when buying a gemstone such as the sapphire or ruby. And if you want to buy a sapphire online, you will notice a certificate is included more and more frequently.

BNT Diamonds wants to make diamond investments accessible for every type of investor. Would you like more information on investing in coloured or colourless diamonds? Ask for advice from your BNT Diamonds experts via mail or chat or call us directly at the number +32 3 201 24 90.

Author: Inge De Wee
Source: BAUNAT

With this article, BAUNAT strives to inform you thoroughly about investing in diamonds. No investment can be guaranteed to be without risk or fully according to your expectations. That is why we recommend to research the risks and aspects of investing in diamond properly to ensure that you make the right choice for your portfolio.


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