Why would diamonds not be a good investment?
Not only from an ethical standpoint are diamonds often criticised, their investment value is also regularly questioned. Opposing parties claim opaque pricing and low resale possibilities. Those arguments, however, are misinterpretations of the current and future diamond market. The lack of price transparency is unfounded, to say the least. As with many commodities, diamond prices rely on supply and demand, which is always difficult to accurately predict. Moreover, trends in diamond prices have been historically reliable.
As for resale value, diamond prices are calculated on the same basis when selling as when buying: the global diamond price reports. These are publicly accessible and published weekly by Rapaport, where you can easily access them yourself.
How does synthetic diamond influence the market?
The same critics who distrust diamond’s ethical background and investment value, predict the decimation of the industry due to the development of synthetic diamonds. They are also convinced that millennials will cause a major turnaround by collectively opting for synthetic diamonds, even though millennials have shown to prefer natural diamonds. They opt for investments in luxury goods which yield emotional as well as monetary value, of which synthetic diamond has neither. Finally, synthetic diamonds only make up a tiny percentage of the global diamond market, not nearly enough to cause fluctuations.
Is diamond a good investment? It is when you choose the right gem. What type of diamond is perfect for my portfolio? Contact your diamond expert at BNT Diamonds for your ideal investment.