To be successful in investing in gemstones there are a few things to remember . . .
- Buy top quality stones in any gem types
- Do not buy small stones – never buy under one carat
- Buy a well cut stone
- Stick to the more popular gems
- Check your stones are genuine and have no treatments.
- Do not expect to buy and then sell in a few weeks or even months, be patient and watch your market.
Currently the stones that are rising in value include:
Obviously the more reasonably you can purchase the gem, the more profit to be made. It is a good idea to purchase your gemstones direct from the miners or gem cutters, like Gem Hunters. However do not purchase from jewelers and expect a high return upon resale.
Reasons to invest in Gemstones:
The world’s supply of natural gemstones is limited as to what already exists. No more can be made, as it takes millions of years to create a gemstone naturally. Many of the large producing mines of the world are already mined out, or nearly so. Although there are new discoveries, even these are limited supplies and will eventually be depleted. As the world’s population increases, so will the demand. Once it was only the elite that owned gemstones, but now everyone wishes to own (and can afford) natural gemstones. As we move into the future, I can only see natural gemstones going up in value. Its now time to start investing in gemstones.
The gemstone itself should show good qualities, be well cut and beautiful in its own right, rely on your eyes to see a gems potential.
The cut of a gem is one of the main values of a gem.
Buying one of the rarest materials on earth is a step that needs research. To become a good at investing in gemstones it helps to have a love for them. Once you learn a bit and become more knowledgeable, you can make better choices, which brings more joy to each purchase.
When buying large gems – even small increases in size affect the value of a stone by a huge amount – an extra 2 mm in size can jump the price up to far beyond what a 2mm stone is worth on its own.
An option is to buy a rough gemstone and have it well cut to sell. Or buy a faceted gem, well below wholesale market prices.
These gems can then be either resold as gem prices increase, possibly via auction or dealer. Buying gems that are undervalued have a perspective to yield high amounts of cash in a few years’ time if you are willing to wait.
The trading stock can lose all of its value, but a gemstone is a real valuable item, small enough for safe storage. Gems have intrinsic value to withstand years of sitting in a hidden space. No moths or beetles will chew them away. No accountant to sweep them into his own retirement fund with the click of a mouse. The recession has only increased the price of precious gemstones like emeralds, rubies, sapphires, tourmaline, high end garnets & diamonds.
At the very least and worst-case scenario Gems increase in value at the rate of inflation.
If you are interested in investing in gemstones, you do not go to the high street stores like Tiffany’s. These have retail pieces have been marked up several times before being laid out for display to capture a client’s heart. Jewelry bought from a high end expensive looking store is for fun and to be enjoyed for the bright lights, glamor, glitz and immaculate salesperson meant to make your experience special , it can be a thrilling experience but don’t expect a high return on your purchase when it comes to reselling.
If you are seeking out gems, you will need to buy below retail go to primary dealers or wholesalers who mine or cut the stones themselves. As with Gem Hunters we do not have to pay exceedingly high rent on a store, keeping the prices lower by working from the website, passing the savings onto our customers every time.
Our gems are conflict-free. You don’t have to have your investment tainted by is a process that comes at the expense of others. We specialize in Natural Untreated Genuine Gems – Thus retaining higher value. Buying in bulk you will also be a better deal. Ask us for a discount, we can sometimes lower the price on bulk orders. You can have us turn stones you have purchased from us into jewelry.
This elevates your initial investment by 10 fold. At the moment we have the most talented wax carvers making one off special designs for our customers, we just need a photo or sketch and it can be made to the highest of standards and be far more superior and look unique.
Gems have commonly been bought as an investment to shield us against economic unrest and political uproar. They are loved for their beauty, revered for their mystic powers, and highly sought after for their increasing value. Gemstones emerge worldwide as one of the most popular and sought after ways to invest wisely, increasing in value at unheard of rates lately. The value of money or currency fluctuates with time, depending upon the gamble of the politic climate.
Sapphire alone has jumped in price in the last 18 months.
If you are interested in investing in gemstones, but have some more questions, just drop us an email at [email protected] we would love to hear from you.