A Peak behind the scenes of the wholesale market
and the Fancy Color Diamond investment platforms
The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it unprecedented chaos. Angry mobs looting Fifth Avenue stores and a complete lack of clear governmental policy has left many high-net-worth individuals with a feeling of uncertainty, tempting investors to seek out portable forms of wealth. During this period of upheaval, and in light of the attention the Fancy Color Diamond Index received from the international financial community, we were asked to paint a general background on this asset class and answer members’ many questions about the investment perspective of these rare gems.
“What are the benefits of investing in Fancy Color Diamonds in comparison to other luxurious collectibles?” Which platform enables short-term trading for these natural diamonds? “How does this alternative investment category behave in times of crisis?” “What are the pros and cons compared to other investments?” and “What would be the right investment approach without overpromising results?”
During this past year we have compiled our answers and up-to-date market analysis into this readily available report for the benefit of our members from the financial sector.
The combination of the words “Fancy Color Diamonds” and “investment” is quite common outside the wholesale market, with many referring to Fancy Color Diamonds as “an alternative investment vehicle.” Because there is no clear investment practice for Fancy Color Diamonds and no transparency regarding margins or inventory time cycles, sprouting “investment agents” in this category tend to introduce many investment terms that are sometimes confusing, inaccurate and unrealistic.
An important but incorrect belief that needs to be refuted is
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