Why diamonds could be an investor’s best friend

As the global share market gyrates, some investors are toying with the idea of allocating part of their portfolio to precious metals.

Summary: As global markets move sharply, some large super funds are considering allocating a small portion of their portfolio to precious metals such as diamonds. A number of forces could improve prices, such as De Beers stepping up its advertising and older mines closing down or reducing production. The diamond market is not homogenous like copper and gold – every stone is different.

Key take-out: Investors need to purchase diamonds before the margins are added for designing, making and selling jewellery, which add approximately 300 to 400 per cent to the cost of the investment.


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