Investing in extremely rare pink diamonds
Maximise your Financial Return
There are “numerous key factors” to consider when purchasing a pink diamond investment for a maximum financial return. The first and most crucial part of investing is to pay the same price as a jeweller would (wholesale) and not their inflated retail price. As predominately the return sale of your diamond investment will be at wholesale price, through an auction-house or retail jeweller.
FACT vs. Motivated Misdirection
Argyle Certification vs. No Argyle Certification (GIA only)
Lets takes a close look at why Argyle certified pink diamonds are growing in value at an astonishing rate and why pink diamonds without the Argyle certification have stagnated in value. When it comes to the financial growth of a natural pink diamond, all statistics you read originate from a company called the “Fancy Color Research Foundation” (FCRF). This highly reputable organization tracks the international market behaviour and changes of the wholesale buying price of non-Argyle certified pink diamonds from 1.00ct plus in size. The index is an objective tool, based on exclusive data and refined real time information supplied by independent industry leaders. According to the FCRF, natural pink diamonds without Argyle certification have only increased in value by a mere 1% in the past five years and that 1% growth happened in 2019. This statistic is highly significant when compared to the 18.6% average increase in value of an Argyle certified diamond in the last 12 months, thus being no surprise that these pink diamonds are the preferred choice as a tangible investment.
In the last 12 months, investment grade Argyle certified pink diamonds have increased in value by an average of 18.6% and up to 28% in the more rare categories
The three attributes, which determine the colour grade of a Pink Diamond, are:
The dominant colour of the diamond. Sometimes there are modifying colour or tints that affect hue. For example, a diamond with a pink hue may have a purplish tint.
The strength in the pink of the hue. Hue saturation in pink diamonds can range from light pink to intense, and at the strongest, saturation vivid.
The amount of lightness or darkness in the diamond. The range of tone extends from light to dark.
Pink Diamond Origin
When it comes to pricing, a Pink Diamonds origin makes a substantial difference to an investor. For example, a GIA Fancy Intense Pink Diamond from the Argyle mine will fetch a 30% premium over a Fancy Intense Pink Diamond with the same colour and clarity from another location. (Christie’s Auctions)