Colored gemstones and cut diamonds and have been a popular and recognized form of investment for centuries. This is because, on the one hand, precious stones have survived all past financial and economic crises, and on the other hand their special mobility. Thus, a high-quality colored gemstone (e.g., ruby or emerald) having a weight of 5 carats, equivalent to one gram, can have the same traffic value as a gold bar of 1 KG weight.
For this reason, gemstones have often been given the title of “ideal curse currency”. This circumstance, as well as the fact that precious stones are not subject to any wealth tax and are hardly affected by inflation, deflation or currency devaluation, makes them particularly attractive as an anonymous asset investment! In emergencies, the precious stones can be easily and quickly transported as an iron reserve and can be taken abroad if necessary, where the exchange can be done quickly in cash.
Perhaps not a bad idea, because after a financial crisis and a state debt shock, many investors are looking for alternative investments, which may be somewhat exotic, but above all they should be a pleasure. As a little extra, color gemstones are a delight to the eye of the beholder.
The rubies, sapphires and emeralds as well as fancy diamonds are certainly to be mentioned as the proverbial high-carat investment in the color stone scene. Their quality characteristics are much lower than those of regular diamonds, which is unlikely to be a disadvantage for future price developments and less uncertain than the actual situation at Wall Street.