Rare coloured diamonds are fast growing as a preferred asset class of investors around the world.
Today’s global economic landscape is quickly changing; we are living in uncertain financial and political times unlike any the world has experienced before, and investors are becoming increasingly disillusioned with traditional investments such as property, stocks, precious metals and bonds.
The flight to alternative and tangible hard assets that provide reliable returns and safety from market turmoil continues to grow, with interest building around diamonds as an asset class of choice for astute investors.
Strong Historic Performance
Rare coloured diamonds have historically outperformed all other assets, most significantly over the past 20 years. In particular, pink diamonds have consistently appreciated 15-20% year on year for the last decade.
Supply & Demand
Continuing the trend of the past decade, the future demand for gem diamonds is forecasted to exceed global supply, which in turn is expected to result in further price increases. The opportunity for outsized long-term gains is significant.
As global market volatility continues, it remains increasing important for investors to reduce risk with a diversified portfolio. While cross-asset correlations have nearly doubled over the past 10 years, diamonds continue to demonstrate almost no correlation with any other assets.
Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation
Rare coloured diamonds are the most discrete and private hard asset you can own, as well as the most concentrated form of wealth in the world. As such, they are easily transported around the world or transferred from one generation to the next.
Like precious metals, diamonds are always priced by the US dollar, providing indirect exposure to the US currency. They thus provide a natural hedge against a falling Australian dollar, which could well continue to weaken.
Self Managed Superannuation Funds
SMSFs are increasingly turning to rare Argyle pink diamonds as an investment as prices for the stones continue to rise, without the volatility seen in other parts of their investment portfolios.
The video below gives a brief overview of coloured diamonds as featured on Bloomberg.