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The right investment diamond is a sellable diamond

13 Jul 21

Do you strive for diversification outside the traditional investment world of shares and bonds? It is smart to eliminate alternative investments such as expensive watches because of their complexity. But if you have got your investment eye on the jewellery world, then you should know that there is a difference between investing in diamonds and investing in coloured gemstones. In this article, we will focus on diamonds that offer you a high guarantee regarding resale options.

Which diamond should you be buying as an investment?

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The reputation of diamonds proceeds them. For many centuries, they have been part of our culture. Also, buying diamonds as an investment is nothing new and has known an increase in popularity over the past 3 decades. But which diamonds are suitable as investment diamonds? In the antique trade, the value of exclusive china vases decreases significantly if it has a crack, visible or not. In the diamond world, absolute perfection is also the goal. If you are buying diamonds that do not meet certain quality requirements, you are buying diamonds that have a significantly lower sales value. White diamonds starting at 1 carat, G colour and VS2 clarity and with a certificate from a recognized laboratory are the best choice. The cut or cut quality plays a big role too. In general, we can conclude that the quality features of a diamond are summarised in the 4C’s and that these are very important when you are buying diamonds for investment purposes.

Der Schliff oder die Schliffqualität spielen ebenfalls eine große Rolle. Runde Diamanten im Brillantschliff, auch Brillanten genannt, gehören zu den populärsten Formen mit stetiger Nachfrage von Juwelieren. Sie sind einfacher verkäuflich als sehr exotische Schliffformen, die in Schmuckstücken weniger nachgefragt sind. Damit ein Diamant sein volles optisches Potential entfalten kann, muss der Schliff, unabhängig von der Form, so exakt wie möglich ausgeführt sein, VG ist das Minimum für Diamanten die als Investment geeignet sind, besser noch EX oder 3EX.

Generell gilt: Die Qualitätsmerkmale eines Diamanten, welche durch die 4C's zusammengefasst werden, spielen eine entscheidende Rolle für eine Investition in Diamanten. Es sind einfach vergleichbare Merkmale, die den Wert entscheidend beeinflussen. Der beste Diamant für eine Geldanlage ist nicht der günstigste, sondern ein im besten Wortsinn preiswerter Diamant hoher Qualität.

The advantages of buying diamonds as an investment

Traditionally, hard assets are expected to maintain their value even when inflation is eroding the savings. Diamonds have proven to be and remain a stable and good investment. But buying diamonds requires the necessary knowledge. Whoever starts with investing in diamonds should be aware that, sometimes, there are more flaws in the investment advice than in the investment diamonds. The big challenge with buying diamonds is reselling them. The certification of independent laboratories such as GIA, plays a big role. But do not get lost while searching for extremely rare diamonds. Their saleability is lower than high quality diamonds that are a little less rare. You will also notice that at auctions in Sotheby's and other auction houses, diamonds are sold at record prices, but certain stones seem not to get sold at all.

With this article, BNT Diamonds 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.