Gemstone Investments

Gemstones as an Investment

Like all investments, the more knowledge you have on a subject, the better decision you will make on your purchase of gemstones as an investment. The rate at which your investment will increase depends on many things, such as inflation, the general economy, new discoveries of specific gemstones, and as always the demand for gemstones.

You have several options when investing in gemstones.  You can purchase investment grade gems which usually are unique or one of a kind pieces.  The term investment grade is very subjective and is more of an opinion than a fact.  These types of gems can be difficult to sell, since the market for them is rather small.  Less expensive stones, if purchased at low prices usually represent better potential returns.  The market for them is much larger; therefore they are typically easier to sell.  Also remember that lower priced gems are often retailed at higher margins as compared to high end precious gems.