How To Invest

by Sidsel Dalby

Diamonds are non-monetary, highly-portable assets. -Forbes

Protect and increase your wealth

Investment in diamonds is becoming a common discussion in financial circles. Bankers and wealth management firms today understand that such an investment should be part of their portfolios.

Why Invest in diamonds?

  • Diamonds as investment class are considered inflation hedges
  • 112% appreciation on fancy coloured diamonds over the last 10 years
  • Blue diamonds performed strongly in 2018 with some sizes rising in value by almost 12%
  • Pink diamonds have increased approx. 400% in value since 2000
  • CAGR on coloreless(white diamonds) are 3-4%
    (data by The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index)

    Diamonds as investment class is evolving beyond its traditional ability to preserve, relocate and pass on wealth due to macroeconomics, a gap in supply/demand set to widen and the evolution of the sector.

    Investments in polished diamonds are destined to increase considerably overtime so if you are looking for additional safe havens to place your money, diamonds can add sparkle to your portfolio. While gold and silver fluctuate in the market, more investors are purchasing diamonds as a way to counteract impending inflation.
    Learning how to acquire diamonds can help you expand the diversification of your assets.

Invest with DALBY DIAMONDS trading platform

DALBY DIAMONDS specializes in alternative investment in colorless and fancy color diamonds and precious gemstones (rubies, sapphires and emeralds) with strategic access to the supply chain and control of off-market reservoirs. The direct access from mine to market means that DALBY DIAMONDS as provider of investment grade diamonds is capable of offering the best prices on diamonds and gemstones in the market. DALBY DIAMONDS exclusively select diamonds that are natural mined and conflict-free with GIA-certificates.

The principal of the company, Sidsel Dalby Glerup, is the founder and owner of DALBY DIAMONDS – Scandinavian Diamond Exchange – with a proven track record from the diamond industry as broker and gemologist from The Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Sidsel also has a background from commodity trading in precious metals including gold and silver.

DALBY DIAMONDS are forming a platform open to the financial community and private sector where investors are able to buy and sell diamonds.

Your trusted source for diamond investment

DALBY DIAMONDS procure the diamonds for the investor as a physical asset. At the time of liquidation, the investor may give mandate to DALBY DIAMONDS to sell the diamonds to achieve the most advantageous exit from the investment. The intent of this structure is to enable the investor to timely liquidate the asset at an attractive market price.

DALBY DIAMONDS are operating with a transparent pricing policy with no extra retail margin adding to the price and no hidden fees.

Choosing the right diamond for investment is a skilled job. It is our recommendation that clients interested in investment grade diamonds consider color, clarity, cut and carat together with a budget before they contact us for further assistance or a diamond price quote.

Investment Grade diamonds

There are two main diamond categories investors are taking note of in particular: highend diamonds and “bread and butter” white goods:

  • The first category is comprised of fancy color diamonds, mainly those with VS clarities and better, preferably with at least a “Fancy” color grading. Fancy color diamonds that have only one color without a secondary color (pink vs purplish pink, for example) are preferred. This category also includes white diamonds larger than 4.00 carats, with a DEF color and FL/IF-VVS clarity. This category is not a new venue for investment. However, with the growing understanding of the potential diamonds have as an investment venue, more people are interested in investing than ever before.
  • The second category of goods is often referred to as “standard,” “ABC” or “bread and butter” goods. Broadly defined, these goods consist of 1-5 carat, D-J color, IFSI1, round GIA certified diamonds. Some investment companies and private persons are also looking at a broader range of size, ranging from 0.50 carat.