Although evaluating gemstones shall always be done by experienced jewelers, buyers shall be aware of the basics even before asking for expert assistance to prequalify stones they like in order to limit the scope of the evaluation and save costs. The 4 Cs of diamonds and gemstones, standing for cut, color, clarity, and carat weight, are the key characteristics, initially … [Read more...] about Understanding the 4 Cs of Diamonds and Other Gemstones
GEMSTONES AND GOLD
Looking for a million dollar physical asset to carry in your pocket or a suitcase? There are not so many ways to do so and getting a gemstone, diamond or a piece of vintage jewelry can be one of them. Find out about the fascinating world of gems and gold investment in our below articles.
Unlike mutual funds or stocks, gemstones don’t pay dividends and may take years to appreciate to justify the buying costs. They are easy to buy but hard to sell and any dealing with precious stones requires expert knowledge and certification from a reliable authority. On the other hand, gemstones continued to be a part of many investor’s portfolios for centuries and are … [Read more...] about Buying Gemstones: Why, Which, When and Where?
As jewelry is associated with luxury, made of precious metals and stones, and usually involves workmanship of the highest class, many assume it to be a great asset for investing. This idea is further perpetuated by stories and movies, depicting men and women selling their precious jewelry and, sometimes, even the wedding rings to get out of hardships, to feed the family or … [Read more...] about Is Investing in Jewelry a Good Idea?