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Colored gemstones in recent years rose in price faster than diamond, but the latter will remain more attractive for investment. Reported by Forbes.
Experts of the company Knight Frank stated that over the past decade, diamonds have risen by 113 per cent and coloured gemstones 112, but the latter are gaining in popularity. Separately, analysts noted rubies, which market showed the maximum growth. Gemfields CEO Sean Gilbertson pointed out that since 2009, the world price per carat emerald or ruby, exceeded the value of carats of colorless diamonds. “I have no doubt that soon the sapphires will also surpass diamonds in price,” he added.
Currently, the main trend in the market — the replacement of natural stones synthetic. At the same time the production of natural stones is expensive: it is against the background of depletion of reserves and increasing cost of developing new fields. “When the market will tire of synthetic, they (natural stones — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) will again rise in price”, — said the Director of the Association “Guild of jewellers of Russia” Eduard Utkin.
At the same time, analysts insist that the diamonds will retain its investment appeal. Managing Director of Arbat Capital Alexey Golubovich advised to invest in jewelry, namely, gemstones: usually buy them from dealers or auction houses.
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