Investment Diamonds

A unique opportunity to purchase your own Investment Diamond

  • Diamonds are a finite resource with clear global demand
  • Benefit from an asset class with limited supply
  • Consistent year on year on growth
  • A real tangible asset

Why Invest in Diamonds?

Although diamonds have been around for centuries, the recent upswing in price is due in part to changing economic times.

The globalisation of the world economy has resulted in increased wealth and further demand for diamonds. Oil rich countries and rapidly growing countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China, are now competing for the scarce resources of the world and hence pushing commodity prices.

Diamonds have not suffered price volatility and are price independent, not linked to the stock or bonds market and are unaffected by fluctuations in real estate prices, inflation or recession. One of the world’s oldest trades and stable markets is that of diamond investment.

There haven’t been any new big mines discovered during the last 20 years and the current mines are all ageing.

Hallmark Jewellers specialise in the sourcing and purchase of ethical diamonds with the guidance of diamond trading experts.

Many of our clients choose to have their investment diamond set into a piece of jewellery.

Due to our years of expertise, knowledge, experience and buying power we can offer you genuine wholesale prices.

Unlike other investments, this is a real tangible asset that you own outright.

Invest from as little as £10,000 to enjoy the luxury of low risk investment with high yield returns. We work with you to source the right diamond for your budget.

Disclaimer: This information does not suggest or imply and should not be construed in any manner as a guarantee of future performance and/ or investment advice. Past performance does not guarantee any future results. Returns are historical and based on data believed to be accurate and reliable. Prospective investors are encouraged to conduct further research on their own initiative.

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The Diamond Industry

The 4 Cs – Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut

As diamond investment grew, it became essential to have a grading system which would be recognised throughout the world.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) introduced the International Diamond Grading System and the 4Cs to compare and evaluate diamonds.

caratThe carat rating for diamonds and other gemstones refers to its weight. Early gem traders would use the seeds from the carob plant to counter their scales, which is where the term carat originated.

Established in 1918, the modern carat system unified the weighing system making one carat equal to 0.2grams. Carats are divided into 100 points, for example a 20 point diamond weights 0.20 carats

colourBefore the GIA introduced the Colour Grading Scale, a number of other systems were used to grade diamonds. These used alphabetical (A B & C) and numerical (both Roman and Arabic) values and the result was inconsistency and inaccuracy.

Because the GIA required a unique system, they chose to start their grading system with the letter D, never previously used. This has become the international industry standard for measuring diamond colour and goes from D to Z.

clarityDiamonds all have their own unique marks, these being inclusions or surface blemishes. Both are caused in the formation of the diamond under extreme heat and pressure deep within the earth.

The clarity of a diamond refers to these inclusions. The less included or blemished, the more valuable they become. Flawless diamonds are rare.

The GIA system clarity grade ranges from flawless to obvious visual blemishes and can be read as FL (flawless) to VVS (very very slight) to VS (very slight). Often these blemishes are only visible with a jewellers loupe.

There are a total of 11 grades of clarity going from FL D to the most marked as I1, I2, I3 (can also be listed as P1,P2,P3)

cutOf all the 4Cs, the cut of a diamond has the greatest effect on its beauty. Diamonds have unique ability to manipulate light and this can be released and maximised only by cutting and polishing the diamond to a high level of accuracy. The cut of a diamond can be split into three different attributes:

Brilliance – The light reflected from a diamond

Fire – The dispersion of light into the colours of the spectrum

Scintillation – How a diamond sparkles when moved

When looking at the cut of a diamond, various aspects are taken into consideration – the diamonds proportions, its symmetry and the polish.

The depth of a diamond, called the pavilion, can greatly affect the diamonds brilliance and cutters have to be expert in balancing the retention of the stone’s weight against a pavilion depth. A well cut diamond will direct more light through the crown of the stone, thus making it more brilliant to the eye.