16th June 2016

Investment Grade Diamonds

Only the highest quality diamonds qualify for investment grade status. An investment grade diamond is classified as a perfect to almost perfect colourless diamond of round brilliant shape with excellent cut, polish and symmetry for maximum optical brilliance. Obtaining the correct entry price is absolutely paramount in avoiding losses.

Cut

Excellent cut only, resulting in a brighter diamond with maximum fire

Carat

Investment grade status applies to stones of 1 – 5.99 carats

Colour

Top 5 only – D (colourless) through to H (near colourless)

Clarity

Top 5 only – IF ( internally flawless) through to VS2 (very slightly included)

Certified

Must be graded and certified by GIA, IIDGR or both

Counterparty

Two way pricing on all investment grade products

"At the highest end, there's a great shortage of fine gem stones…and there's a big group of buyers out there who want to buy the very best”

Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewellery, Christie's International (April 2016)