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How to Buy Investment Diamonds

How to Buy Investment Diamonds

When investing in diamonds ensure you meet these key requirements: Price transparency, resale liquidity, market access, quality certification, and expert guidance.

Your aim is to make a purchase at a price that is reasonably close to the price that you can resell again. To achieve this you need to connect with an expert that can give you direct access to international dealer prices and markets.

Get confirmation of your investment diamonds by having an independent third party grading and providing certification. Build a relationship with a trustworthy investment diamond expert and get advice about timing, quality control and processing your transactions.

Stay with the basics

According to Martin Rapaport of the Rapaport Group, “While very large and expensive fancy colour diamonds attract the attention of super-wealthy collectors, they are thinly traded and do not offer the price transparency or timely resale liquidity. Unless you are a billionaire investor and/or expert collector, stay away from spectacular diamonds. Their pricing is highly speculative and they are often difficult to resell.”

The Rapaport Group recommends initial investments in Round, 1.01 to 1.49 carat, D-H color, IF-VS2 clarity, Excellent to Very Good Cut. These diamonds trade on a daily basis, their prices are well known and they are easy to sell.

Get quality certification

Investment diamonds should be graded by an international laboratory such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and confirmed by your expert.

Get expert advice

The most important decision a diamond investor must make is who to trust. Diamonds and diamond markets are highly complex and require careful guidance and expert advice.

Get access to international markets

You should establish a relationship with a sophisticated investment diamond advisor, knowledgeable in the nuance of diamond quality as well as international diamond pricing and markets. Your investment advisor should be able to direct you to global diamond markets in order to ensure you can trade anywhere internationally.


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