Are emeralds worth more than diamonds

Do you prefer diamonds, rubies, sapphires or emeralds?

  • What are Precious Gemstones?
  • What are the properties of rubies, sapphires and emeralds?
  • Why is the diamond still the most interesting investment?

How can you give your investment portfolio enough diversity? If you want to invest smartly, it would be wise to diversify your portfolio. Buying diamonds or other gemstones is a great addition to stocks and real estate. You already know that buying diamonds is a very good idea for a large investment, but what about other gemstones, such as rubies, sapphires, and emeralds?

What are Precious Gemstones?

There are hundreds of types of gemstones, but not all gemstones are valuable. Diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds are the most valuable. How valuable they are depends on many different factors. Of course, the carat weight plays a big role, but color, rarity and brilliance also determine their value.

Hardness is another factor that we shouldn't forget. The diamond is the hardest stone in the world and reaches 10 out of 10 points on the Mohs hardness scale. This scale expresses the hardness of certain types of minerals. The ruby ​​receives a 9 on this scale.

In the case of diamonds, the combination of the so-called 4 C's determines how valuable the respective diamond is. We consider similar properties for sapphires, rubies and emeralds, but each gemstone also has its own factors that determine its price.

What are the different specifications of rubies, sapphires, and emeralds?

As mentioned earlier, red rubies reach the Level 9 out of 10 on Mohs' hardness scale. That is a very high figure. In general, rubies are rather small. You are unlikely to come across rubies that are high in carat weight (more than 3 carats) as these are very rare. In general, the ruby ​​is rarer than the diamond. Rubies are always red, although they come in different shades. The more intense the blood-red color, the more precious the ruby ​​is.

Sapphires come in many colors, just like diamonds, but the legendary blue sapphires are most precious and valuable. Just like rubies, sapphires are generally small and weigh less than 4 carats.

Thanks to their strong inclusions, emeralds are very unique and easy to distinguish for experts. They are very bright green emeralds with a high degree of purity the rarest and therefore the most sought-after among collectors. In early 2018, an emerald sold for $ 5.5 million at Christie's auction.

Rubies, sapphires and emeralds have the characteristic that they are colored. In recent years this has proven to be an advantage as the gem market is shifting towards colored gemstones.

Why is the diamond still the most interesting investment?

The buying and selling of diamonds are regulated by strict national and international laws. This was necessary to protect investors, dealers and jewelers alike. The most important protective measure are the certificates. At BNT Diamonds we only offer diamonds with a certificate. There is currently no fixed international legislation for investing in sapphires, rubies and emeralds.

In addition, the prices of sapphires, rubies and emeralds are subject to greater market fluctuations. In other words, just because the future of these gemstones looks bright today doesn't mean that it will still be the case in a few years. However, if you are buying these gemstones for investment purposes, that bright future is exactly what you need. Thus, there is a higher risk with these gemstones than with buying diamonds as an investment. The Diamond price has experienced a fairly stable upward trend in the past few decades. Almost all experts assume that this will not change in the coming years.

At BNT Diamonds we want to help every investor. That is why we strive to improve the accessibility of diamond shopping. Our experts will be pleased to advise you about the different types of diamonds that will fit your investment strategy.

What investment are you going to make? Where can you safely buy diamonds? Let the diamond experts at BNT Diamonds advise you on your potential investment by email or chat or speak to our team directly on +32 3 201 24 90.

Author: Daan Deruyter
Source: BAUNAT