Black diamonds? This is why you should invest

Black diamonds? This is why you should invest

  • What are black diamonds?
  • What’s the difference between black diamonds and colourless diamonds?
  • Why should I choose black diamonds as an investment?

Everyone knows the classic, colourless diamond. Most people are also familiar with yellow and pink diamonds, but did you know there are brown, green, blue, and even black diamonds? The black diamonds are rather special because they’re fully opaque, unlike all other colours. What makes black diamonds so unique, and when should you invest?


What are black diamonds?

Large black diamonds of a good cut quality can be very valuable. However, they’ll always be more affordable than most other coloured diamonds because they sparkle much less. Instead of reflecting the light, they absorb it, which isn't to say they can’t be set into beautiful diamond jewellery.

Natural black diamonds are only found in a few diamond mines in Brazil and Central Africa. According to some, black diamonds are found much deeper in the Earth than other diamonds and are created between 140 and 190 kilometres below the surface. High pressure and the temperatures at those depths would give them their unique colour. Others claim that they can be found all over the planet and that these unique gems found their way to Earth inside an asteroid.

What’s the difference between black diamonds and colourless diamonds?

Black diamonds and colourless diamonds are very similar. The specific process that gives black diamonds their unique opaque colour is not fully understood. As stated above, some think they come from space. There are many different hypotheses regarding the creation of the natural black diamond, but there’s no consensus. The theory that has the most support worldwide is that the black colour is caused by the presence of graphite in the crystal structure during the formation of the diamond.
Such graphite particles aren't present in colourless diamonds. That’s the only difference between colourless and black diamonds.

Should I choose black diamonds as an investment?

Pink, red, and blue diamonds are still considered the best investment diamonds. Their extreme rarity pays off faster and bigger than other colours. But they’re more difficult to sell in comparison to white diamonds due to their high value. Coloured diamonds are also more popular than black diamonds due to their brighter shine. The lack of shine is a large drawback for the black diamond.

In other words, black diamonds are only a good investment if the gem is reasonably large or has a characteristic that can create a great demand on the market, such as a special cut or a truly unique hue within the black spectrum.

Natural, unprocessed black diamonds fall into a lower price category than other coloured diamonds. The purchase price for 1.00 ct. will be around €2,000 and €4,000, making investing in diamonds much more accessible if you’re new to the sector.

How can you invest in a natural black diamond? Which other colours are available for your investment diamonds? Ask for advice from our diamond specialists at BNT Diamonds via email or chat, or call our team on +32 3 201 24 90.

Author: San Meuleman
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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