Why Invest In Diamonds?
Diamonds are a good investment for several reasons. More recently, these precious ‘everlasting’ gemstones have already proven their security aspect for investment purposes, as they offer protection against any credit risks of banks or financial institutions, currency fluctuations and inflation. But not only are diamonds considered as secure – crisis resistant – investments, moreover the macro-economic law of supply and demand indicates a structural increase of the diamond prices on the world market
Observed long term profitability
Diamonds carry an intrinsic & sustained value accumulation capacity.
Recent indicators and studies project a further increase of the diamond prices for the coming decades. This anticipated price increase is mainly triggered by the combined effect of favorable supply and demand trends:
Crisis resistance of diamond prices
diamond prices have the tendency to increase over time, whereby the overall consensus is that this upward price movement is very likely to become even more accentuated
Maximum security with a certified diamond
A diamond is an unbreakable asset with a unique identity, which can be tested and verified, thereby giving maximum security to the owner… Diamond is a unique natural element that will not lose its intrinsic substance value. Diamonds are indeed indestructible
Despite the absence of a public trading platform, diamonds remain (highly) liquid assets. But this liquidity can strongly vary depending which segments of the market we are referring to
Exceptional emotional value
Diamonds are not only from the rational point of view an interesting investment. The emotional value cannot be underestimated and is in many cases priceless. Investing in diamonds equals investing in exceptional natural beauty. Light in weight, they represent great value. Moreover, diamonds can be worn as jewellery. Received as a gift or inheritance, diamonds exude a high emotional value
Which Size Should You Buy?
Choosing the ‘right’ sized diamond is entirely dependent on your preferences and budget.
The size, which is defined by carat weight, can have a large effect on the potential investment value of your diamond in the future, so we would always recommend purchasing a stone that is at least 0.5 carat.
If, however, you are purchasing the diamond to be part for a piece of jewellery, then choosing the perfect size really is completely up to you.
What Color Should I Chose ?
Color, like all the other parameters ( other 4c's ), also influences the price ( value ) of diamonds. We at Antwerpdiamond.direct recommend I color and better. I is the border line between 'white to the eye' and 'slightly tinted '. On a jewel, or even isolated, it is very difficult for the untrained eye to detect this.
D color is totally 'colorless', and is therefore the 'whitest' diamond color. E is the 2nd highest color and is considered Rare White, almost indistinguishable from D. F and G are considered 'Rare- White', and obviously very close to the highest colors, but at a more affordable price. H is the last of all Whites,
although it contains a slight hue, it is very difficult to distinguish without comparing.
Colors are subjective and some people have a higher sensitivity than others. Conditions, such as lighting and sun may also influence how colors are perceived.
What About Clarity?
The carat is the standard unit of measurement used to indicate the weight of a diamond. Carat weight is gauged against the metric system, with one carat equaling 0.2 grams
Even though the price of a diamond increases exponentially with the carat weight, the actual size does not.
Diamonds can be measured in both carat weight and millimeter. The millimeter tells you the true size of the diamond. With diamond carat charts you can understand the millimeter differences between round and fancy shaped diamonds. While diamonds are looked at in terms of carat weight and purchased based on carat weight, it is important to consider millimeter measurements.
If looking for a diamond that looks larger faceup, consider getting a fancy shape diamond. Oftentimes, shapes like emerald, oval and pear look larger than their round counterparts. It is important to consider carat weight, millimeter measurements and ratios when looking at any diamond