Why Diamond Jewelry is a Good Investment

Diamond jewelry is beautiful, special, and something that will last a lifetime— but it’s also a good investment. Diamond jewelry, like many other physical commodities, tends to increase in price over time, regardless the state of the economy. That’s because, while the diamonds themselves are valuable, so are the precious metals used in fine jewelry. And if a piece of diamond jewelry is especially well-crafted or exceptionally beautifully designed, that can also increase the value of the piece over time.

Are you thinking of investing in diamond jewelry? Or wondering if some diamond jewelry is a better investment than the rest? Let’s take a look at the best diamond jewelry to invest in.

The Best Diamond Jewelry To Invest In

When it comes to investing in diamond jewelry, it’s important to consider what holds value best in the market, as well as what will be the easiest to sell.

So, first let’s consider what kind of jewelry holds its value exceptionally well. When it comes to the value of diamond jewelry, the value of the jewelry is all about the market perception. And what’s the one thing the jewelry market cares most about? Rarity.

More rare diamonds are considered more desirable, across the board. And the type of diamonds that are the rarest? Colored diamonds and exceptionally high-quality white diamonds. Naturally colored diamonds are incredibly rare, with red and blue diamonds being the rarest. But pink, orange, green, and yellow diamonds are also quite rare and are, therefore, highly desired.

When you’re considering the investment quality of diamond jewelry, you should also consider the metal it’s set in. Gold (white or yellow) and platinum are both excellent investments that tend to hold value well. So, as long as your diamond jewelry is made with these precious metals, this will add to the overall value of your jewelry.

Now we move onto the next part of the investment equation: how easy your jewelry will be to sell. We’ve already covered that rare diamonds hold their value well, but it’s important to also consider what the market wants. Consider buying rare diamonds with highly desired cuts, like round or cushion cut diamonds, rather than unusual, less popular cuts like the marquise. Make sure to get a good feel for what the market consistently likes when considering whether or not a piece of jewelry is the best investment.

One last note on buying jewelry: always, always make sure the jewelry you buy is certified. Don’t take a seller’s word for it that a diamond has a certain carat or color— only buy diamond jewelry that comes with GIA certification so you know the exact value of what you’re buying.

Diamond Jewelry Investment and Diversifying

As with any kind of investment, it’s important to diversify your diamond jewelry investments. Consider collecting different kinds of diamond jewelry (like both blue diamond jewelry and yellow diamond jewelry, for example) to protect yourself from market fluctuations.

Investing in diamond jewelry itself is also a good way to diversify your overall investment portfolio. Acquiring physical investments like diamonds and precious metals is a good way to protect yourself from the fluctuations in other investments you may have, like stocks. When your investment portfolio is diverse, you can hedge your bets against the unstable market and set yourself up for a higher rate of success.

One of the Largest Diamonds in the World Discovered

Last month, one of the largest diamonds in the world was discovered in Lesotho, a small country in Southern Africa. The newly unearthed diamond, mined from the Gem Diamond’s Limited owned Letseng mine, is a whopping 910 carats, making it the fifth largest raw diamond ever discovered.

The Letseng mine has been known to produce other exceptionally large and high-quality diamonds in the past. The mine has also produced a 493-carat diamond, a 550-carat diamond, and a 603-carat diamond. But their newly mined, massive diamond is by far the largest the mine has produced.

A Closer Look at the 4Cs of Fifth-Largest Raw Diamond

  • Carat: 910 carats
  • Color: D color Type IIa
  • Clarity: Currently Unknown
  • Cut: Currently Uncut

 

Another thing that’s exciting about this newly-discovered diamond is the exceptionally high quality of the gem. In addition to its high carat weight (it’s said to be as big as two golf balls), it also has an excellent color. The new gem is a D color Type IIa diamond, an incredibly white diamond with absolutely no trace of nitrogen discoloration.

The clarity of the diamond remains to be seen and will likely be evaluated after the stone is cut. And the cut of the diamond, always one of the most important indicators of diamond quality, will also be hugely important in determining the quality— and the value— of the diamond.

The Value of the Fifth-Largest Raw Diamond

The value of this newly discovered diamond depends hugely on how the diamond is cut and whether or not it is found to have any major inclusions. Certainly, even if the diamond has large inclusions, it will still garner a high price due to its carat and color alone. But if the diamond has few very minor inclusions, it could become of one of the most expensive diamonds in the world.

Determining the value of the diamond is all speculation at this point. But Ben Davis, an analyst at Liverum Capital Markets, told Bloomberg, “.. assuming there are no large inclusions running through the diamond, we initially estimate a sale of $40 million.”

The Five Largest Rough Diamonds Ever Discovered

  • Cullinan Diamond (3,106 carats)
  • Lesedi La Rona Diamond (1,109 carats)
  • Excelsior Diamond (995 carats)
  • Star of Sierra Leone (969 carats)
  • The newly-discovered Letseng diamond (910 carats)

 

The discovery of this new diamond marks a new entry in the top five largest rough diamonds ever unearthed. Because it’s a new entry, it’s also currently the only diamond without a nickname. Whether it’s named before or after it’s cut, this incredible new find is sure to be buzzed about for many years to come.

2018 Top 5 Unique Gift Ideas

When giving a gift, everyone wants the recipient to feel special and appreciated. Gifts are one of the ways that we show the people we love that we’re thinking of them and that we care. And giving a unique gift can help you show someone just how much they mean to you. Giving a unique gift lets the recipient know that you put a little extra time into choosing their gift and thinking about what they might like.

To help you wow your loved ones this year, we’ve put together this list of our top 5 favorite unique gift ideas. Read on to see these incredible gift options that are as distinctive as they are gorgeous.

#1 Rose Gold Bezel Diamond Studs

Who doesn’t love a diamond stud? They’re classic, gorgeous, and go with everything. These diamond studs have an edge on the competition, however— their unique detailing. On these studs, a softly glowing rose gold bezel setting surrounds the diamond studs. The combination of the romantic, vintage-era-ready rose gold and the modern, bold bezel setting creates a unique juxtaposition that makes these diamond studs stand out from the crowd.

#2 Martini Princess Studs

These radiant diamond studs are another example of unique detailing and beautiful design. These princess cut diamonds pair elegantly with their four-prong martini settings. The white gold martini settings give these studs an icy retro vibe— plus, the open sides of the design allow the diamonds to catch light from all sides, maximizing their sparkle.

#3 White Gold Ruby Studs

Wearing gemstones instead of diamonds is growing in popularity among women who want to wear jewelry that’s more personalized and distinctive. When selecting a gemstone piece to give as a gift, think about the recipient’s personality and which colors would compliment them most. These ruby and white gold bezel set studs are a great choice for a woman with a passionate spirit, a big heart, or one who looks particularly incredible in red.

#4 Round Diamond Hoops

These diamond hoops are to die for. These dazzling earrings showcase 40 gorgeous white diamonds that will turn heads from across the room. Our favorite thing about these diamond hoops is the way their design allows their incredible white diamonds take center stage and really shine.

#5 Black Diamond and Rose Gold Ring

We saved the best for last. This rose gold black diamond solitaire ring is a truly unique, incredible piece. The black diamond and rose gold combination create a mysterious and cool look. It’s a truly distinctive style that is ready and waiting to elevate the jewelry collection of the fashionista in your life.

You’ll Love These Valentine’s Day Top Gift Ideas

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Valentine’s Day— it’s the most romantic day of the year. It’s the perfect day to spend time with the one you love and give them a thoughtful gift to show them how much they mean to you. When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, fine jewelry is a popular choice. Jewelry is not only beautiful, it’s also romantic. When you give your sweetheart a gorgeous new piece of jewelry, she’ll think of you each time she wears it. But there are so many pieces to choose from— how do you give something you know she’ll love? To help you pick the just the right piece this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together this list of our most loved fine jewelry. These are the pieces that women all over the world are loving— and ones your beau is sure to love too.

White Diamond Studs

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If you want to make sure you wow her this Valentine’s Day, go classic. White diamond studs in four-prong or bezel mountings are by far the most sought-after jewelry, and they have been for decades. Diamond studs in the classic white shade are absolutely radiant and so easy to wear. If your partner doesn’t have a pair yet, she’ll be absolutely thrilled to receive some this Valentine’s day.

Black Diamond Studs

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Black diamond studs are rapidly growing in popularity with women who love their edgy and unique look. Black diamonds are beautifully cool, and their neutral shade will pair well with just about every outfit your lady has in her closet. And, as an added bonus, black diamond studs are better priced than the standard white diamond stud, so you can get a much better price per carat with this item.

Rose Gold Rings

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The soft beauty of rose gold has turned the metal into a highly sought after new neutral. White gold, yellow gold, and platinum are no longer the only fine metals on the scene— rose gold is here to stay. One of the most popular ways women are wearing rose gold is in solitaire rings. Solitaire rings are a timeless classic, whether they’re worn as engagement rings or fashionable right-hand cocktail rings. If you’re looking for an ultra-romantic piece this Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with a rose gold solitaire ring.

Blue Sapphire Studs

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Blue sapphires studs are a great choice for their vintage appeal. Blue sapphires have a rich history; they’ve long been a favorite of royals, thanks to their incredible deep blue sparkle. While their gorgeous hue is timeless, sapphires have also made a big comeback in recent years with women who love their vintage glamour. Any woman who loves classic glamour will be thrilled to receive a pair of blue sapphire studs this Valentine’s day.

Princess Cut Studs

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Choosing princess cut diamonds creates a sweet twist on the classic diamond stud. Princess cut diamonds, which look square when set in jewelry, are one of the more modern diamond shapes. Their more distinctive shape sets them apart from round diamonds, while the way they’re cut still allows a high level of brilliance. Princess cut diamond studs are a great choice for a woman who has a modern sense of style and loves to turn heads.

Make Her Valentine’s Day Memorable

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Once you’ve chosen your Valentine’s Day gift, remember that how you give the gift is just as important. Consider making her Valentine’s Day even more memorable by giving her her new fine jewelry in a fun and surprising way. An idea we love is surprising your valentine with breakfast in bed and having her jewelry wrapped up on the breakfast tray. There’s no sweeter way to start her Valentine’s Day than with a lovingly cooked meal and an incredible new piece of fine jewelry. She’ll treasure the memory— and her new jewelry— for a lifetime.