It is the twenty-first century luxurious investment that was already known in ancient times and that was successfully implemented for thousands of years by successive generations of rulers and the high and mighty of this world. The investment doesn’t require any specialist knowledge of economics, doesn’t involve risk and allows easy transfer of capital to anywhere in the world. Exclusive jewellery is not only a beautiful ornament but also an excellent investment that combines the guaranteed stable value of precious metals and stones with elite artistic value of collectible works of art.
The fact of the matter is, diamonds, gold, silver, sapphires, rubies and emeralds always maintain their actual value and are not subject to inflation. Their value doesn’t depend on economic crises, currency exchange rates and political turbulences. Just the opposite, during times of uncertainty, when all other components or our investment portfolio deprecate, their value increases.
Investment jewellery is a more reliable investment than bonds and more real than a bottle of wine and most importantly it can serve its purpose while not losing its value. Sceptics may say that purchase of raw materials is a better investment. But this is true only when it comes to large investments. Exclusive jewellery is an additional investment that is worth adding to our portfolio (preferably to 5% of its value). One can buy a diamond necklace instead of a bar of gold and present his loved one with it which will definitely make her happy. The necklace would become an ancestral good that can be handed down from generation to generation. Investment jewellery is also easy to sell when such need arises. It’s much easier to cross borders wearing a diamond necklace than carrying a bar of gold or a bag of diamonds in our pocket.
Staviori products are created by the greatest Italian goldsmiths. Every piece of jewellery is made with the highest precision. Diamonds and other precious stones are embedded under a microscope which guaranteed exceptional durability. Selling our products online allows us to maintain lowest prices which are crucial in jewellery investments.
Gemstones will always maintain their actual value which is not dependent on economic crises, turning points in history, currency exchange rates or falling prices of securities. Diamonds are comparable to a separate, universal currency not restricted by any borders.
The only precious
Only few stones deserve to be called precious. These are: diamonds, ruby, emerald, sapphire, chrysoberyl and opal. Other natural stones that are less durable and softer are referred to as semi-precious stones. These include, for example, topaz, garnet, aquamarine, chrysolite, turquoise, zircon, tourmaline, hyacinth, spinel, amethyst, rock crystal and morion.
Although diamonds have always been a symbol of authority and power, real diamond fever began in the 19th century and it still continues. Large diamonds are one of the most precious jewels in the world. The largest diamond found in South Africa in 1905 had a mass of 3106 carats. It has been cut into 103 pieces and polished. The biggest piece of that diamond of 530.2 carats has been set into Queen’s sceptre. It’s called the Great Star of Africa (Cullinan diamond).
The most valuable
Diamonds are indisputable kings of gemstones; their name comes from the ancient Greek αδάμας – adámas "unbreakable". Diamond is an allotrope of carbon, where carbon atoms are evenly arranged. It is the hardest known material in the world. On the Mohs scale of mineral hardness it has a hardness of 10 (hardest). Diamonds have already survived 3 billion years in nature. The temperature of 1325°C and the pressure of 50 thousand kg/cm2 (comparable to placing the Eiffel tower on our hand) transformed carbon into this wonderful nature creation that will dazzle us with its shine till the end of the world.
Investing in diamonds
Gemstones’ prices increased significantly in recent years. Gemstone investment rates can be either high or low but will never bring loses. Polished diamonds cost anything between several hundred and several million dollars per carat. Their value is constantly increasing because of growing demand and limited supply. The amount of natural diamonds is limited and not all of those found are suitable for polishing.
Traditional equity investments are becoming increasingly uncertain and global markets are no longer stable. The uncertainty of current economic situation contributed to the development of alternative forms of investment, among which diamonds are the most reliable form of saving. It is a real investment and not temporary virtual value recorded in registers of banks that may go bancrupt. The value of a gemstone depends more on its individual characteristics that on the market situation.
However, such investments require proper knowledge and caution; stones should be chosen with utmost care. Staviori provides specialist advice and helps to choose the perfect diamond. We can also create a unique piece of jewellery with your diamond because diamonds are meant to dazzle others rather than be locked away in a safe.
Gems can be purchased from specialist jewellery companies. This is the only way of buying that carries no risk of fraud, especially when a diamond comes with an international certificate of authencity