have always been a store of value and a
vehicle for capital appreciation. What was once the sole domain of the
wealthy, gem collecting is now a lucrative investment opportunity open
to virtually anyone.
Invest for profit
The Gem market has developed into a significant and growing
In recent years investors in the market have profited from a long
period of sustained growth confirming its place as a compelling
alternative to traditional asset classes. With the evermore frequent
sales and reports of record prices, gems and jewelery have
attracted an increasing
number of new collectors — most with an investment strategy.
Invest for Pleasure
Unlike other collectables, you can enjoy your gems or jewelery without
reducing their value. Infact gemstones have the unique and enduring
benefit of potential
appreciation in value even as they sit in a bank vault. A “buy and
strategy, long regarded as a key to successful wealth creation, is easy
when the “holding” part of the strategy is so rewarding.
Invest for Diversification
Unlike property and shares, quality gems and jewelery is largely
insulated from the
volatility of investment markets providing vital diversification when
markets are falling. The gem market is considerably less volatile and
is less sensitive to economic crises and geopolitical events than other
assets. Compared to many alternative investments, gem investment also
transaction and holding costs.
The strength of gems as a wealth creating vehicle over a medium to long
term can also make an excellent addition to self-managed super funds
provided certain rules are followed.