Once considered the “white” stone alongside red rubies, blue sapphires and green emeralds, coloured diamonds are now highly sought after by collectors and jewellery fans. Some of the rarer colours are considered investment grade
stones and change hands for many millions of dollars.
Diamonds have always been a girl’s best friend and have always had a unique place in peoples’ hearts and minds. A diamond represents a significant moment in a person’s life and it is therefore vital to ensure that the integrity of the diamond is as exceptional as the moment, commitment or love that it represents.
Over the longer term diamond prices have consistently increased, so many people have considered them as an investment. When it comes to buying a stone for investment, the secret is in the planning. Here are 7 things you need to consider before you purchase.
At the Christies ‘Magnificent Jewels Auction’ held in Geneva on May 15th 2013 the world’s largest ‘flawless’ and ‘colourless’ diamond ever put up for auction was sold for a record 25.9 million Swiss Francs (US$26.7 million). Christies were hoping to realize up to US$30 million.