WHY INVEST IN NATURAL FANCY COLOR DIAMONDS?
The first question that comes to mind is: “Why invest in Natural Fancy Color Diamonds?” Many pages and hours can be dedicated to discussing all the reasons and justifications to doing so, but in short it can be said:
“For the last 20 years, fancy color diamonds have shown a consistent increase in value, both in overall as well as in per carat, that no other real asset has ever shown.”
Let’s answer this imperative question with the top reasons. Listed below, in no particular order, are explanations to why investing in Natural Fancy Color Diamonds makes sense.
Rarity & Value
Every Color of the Rainbow
Natural Fancy Color Diamonds have been discovered in every color of the rainbow and more, from the rare brown and yellow diamonds to the rarest red and purple diamonds. The physical conditions necessary to color a diamond naturally occur very scarcely, making natural color diamonds extremely rare. Natural Fancy Color Diamonds are miracles of nature. There is only a 1 in 10,000 chance that any diamond will possess any natural color, whether that color is pink, green, yellow, blue, brown, grey or any shade in between.
From Everywhere around the Globe
Natural Fancy Color Diamonds come from specific parts of the world, even specific mines. The Argyle mine in Western Australia is the only consistent source of pink diamonds. Many purple diamonds come from Siberia and green diamonds are often found in South America. Yellow and blue diamonds are most likely to be found in Southern Africa. Even though these mines produced Natural Fancy Color Diamonds, they only account for about 0.01% of their production. Over billions of years deep in the earth, improbable circumstances created natural color diamonds. Minute amounts of trace elements interacting with carbon atoms brought about the natural color in these diamonds. Tiny amounts of nitrogen created yellow and orange shades. Boron crated blues, and hydrogen produced violet. Tremendous pressure occasionally would realign or twist th ediamond’s crystal structure, creating rted, pnk, purple and brown diamonds. Millions of years of natural radiation generated green diamonds with endless variations in color. While teatments that can artificially change the color of some colorless diamonds exist, Natural Fancy Color Diamonds are, by definition, not treated in any way. The color was determined billions of years ago, to become one of nature’s miracles.
Supply & Demand
There has been recent increased awareness of Natural Fancy Color Diamonds on a global scale. Only 0.01% of the global diamond supply is considered a Natural Fancy Color Diamond, therefore the gap between natural supply and demand has exceeded 2:1. Even though there is an increase in supply, it is still only equal to half the increase in demand. This translates to a significant appreciation in the market.
Natural Fancy Color Diamonds meet the qualifications of being both an investment and as a thing of beauty to be enjoyed, similar to a piece of art. An individual can actually derive enjoyment from his/her diamond investment, unlik other traditional investments such as bonds, stocks, or even other financial products.
The benefit of owning a Natural Fancy Color Diamond in comparison to other financial instruments (such as stocks, bonds, and otehr traditional investments) is the fact that it is a real, tangible asset. Meaning you have the ability to physically handle the investment.
Throughout history, whenever there was political instability or individuals had to leave their place of residence out of haste or fear, they were unable to transport all their assets in an easy an undetectable fashion. By converting their assets and belongings into the form of diamonds, they were able to move around freely. They would leave countgries and continents with incredible sums of wealth safely in their pockets. Recently, a 307 year old sunken ship was found on the east coast of South America carrying one of the largest ever treasures from Europe. IT was alledgedly carrying over $500 million worth of diamonds and precious metal in a mere single trunk size box. That is quite a lot of wealth in just one small space.