Natural Colored Diamonds
The value of colored diamonds is based on rarity of color, followed by color intensity. The more intense the color, the more valuable the natural colored diamond is.
Natural Fancy Colored DiamondsAre known throughout the world to be extremely rare and valuable. They have become an increasingly favored investment worldwide over the years. Colored diamonds are now the most sought after diamonds in today’s diamond market. To give perspective to the rarity of colored diamonds, only 1 out of every 10,000 white diamonds that are mined is a fancy colored diamond.
The range of colors include yellow, pink, blue, red, green, gray, brown, orange, black and everything in between. The most highly sought after for investment are pink followed by yellow. Each is unique like a piece of art with it’s own shade and richness of color, degree of color saturation, and its own quality of brightness.
The Argyle mine, in Western Australia, has become famous since the 1980’s for producing some of the highest quality pink colored diamonds and is responsible for producing colors such as violet and orange not known to exist in the world until discovered in Australia.
A safe investment
There has emerged a new generation of investors in natural fancy colored diamonds who identify the true upside potential of possessing something of value that has not been matched by anything else in the world. Prices have not gone down. In fact, we have seen a steady increase in the value of colored diamonds every year for the last 10 years.
“ I never regretted buying diamonds... They are a good investment. “The future of fancy colored diamonds undoubtedly looks rosy.
- Warren Buffet
In the last ten years, colored diamond prices have risen 122% in the last ten years, with pink diamonds leading with 180% growth over the same period, proving that for investors with a low risk, long term perspective, fancy colored diamonds offers some of the highest and most secured returns amongst all asset classes.
Grading a Colored Diamond
Cut and clarity are not as important when choosing colored diamonds as it is with white diamonds. White diamonds are graded from D to Z while fancy colored diamonds are graded by Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Deep and Fancy Vivid.
The more intense the color, the greater the value and individual colors have greater value than a diamond with a secondary hue.
Certification is one of the most important elements when purchasing a rare fancy colored diamond, authenticating its status as a natural diamond and listing the specific characteristics of the diamond for conclusive identification.
There are many different gemmological laboratories around the world that issue diamond reports, however for investment purposes Rare Diamond Investor's diamonds come with a report issued by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and/or Argyle Pink Diamonds directly. These two reports are the most globally recognised & traded reports available on the market with respect to colored diamonds.
Established in 1931, GIA is the world’s largest and most respected non-profit institute of gemological research and learning. Because diamonds are so valuable, GIA believes it is essential for industry professionals to have a universal grading system when comparing diamond quality. It is out of this need that in the mid-twentieth century, GIA developed the International Diamond Grading System and the 4Cs as a way to objectively compare and evaluate diamonds.
The GIA Colored Diamond Grading Report provides a full quality assessment of a colored diamond including the color grade and color origin (natural or treated), carat weight, and clarity along with a plotted diagram of its clarity characteristics. In addition, for pink Argyle diamonds, the GIA Report will indicate a unique serial number which is laser inscribed on your diamond, forever linking it to that report.
Pink Argyle Diamonds
When investing in diamonds you need an advisor who has the depth and breadth of knowledge in investment grade diamonds. Rare Diamond Investor provides seamless access for savvy investors. We focus exclusively on natural fancy-colored diamonds and are staffed by experts in every facet of the diamond market. This level of experience and expertise not only gives us greater understanding of the diamond market, but also gives us access to a professional global network of investors, collectors and industry specialists including the most sought after gemologists and diamond cutters in the world.
At a time when other investments have suffered unparalleled chaos and uncertainty, natural fancy-colored diamonds have steadily appreciated in value. Over the last decade, Argyle pink diamonds have consistently broken records on the global auction market, demonstrating the robust nature of the diamond market and the unceasing international demand.
Natural Yellow Diamonds
Building a solid investment portfolio requires the fundamental knowledge that your money is safe and will appreciate in the long run. The current volatile financial environment has - if anything - proven that stocks and bonds are not as safe as we used to consider them, creating the awareness that earnings and savings should be put somewhere more secure.
The law of supply and demand is defined by the eect that the availability of a particular good and the demand for that good has on the price. The combination of a low supply and a high demand increases the price and vice versa. Fancy colored diamonds are extremely rare and the decreasing supply translates into continuously rising prices, breaking records year after year. Some natural fancy colored diamonds are rarer than others and thus achieve even better price performances.