Looking for a way to shore up your future assets? The Diamond Registry might just hold the answer this festive season
At Christmas, we’re more conscious than ever about our spending habits, and every year we vow to come up with a timeless gift and new ways to back-up our finances (that doesn’t involve property or stocks and shares). Enter the Diamond Registry! The company has taught us that we should be looking a little closer to home (more specifically towards our jewellery box). That’s because diamonds are one of the most concentrated forms of wealth and can be easily liquidated at any time. Here’s what you need to know about giving yourself (or a loved one) the gift of a lifetime this holiday season.
Why diamonds? Well, being made from natural resources, they’re a gift from Mother Nature herself, which means supply for these precious gems will decrease over time (making them even rarer than they already are). You can keep them forever and pass them down from generation to generation. So not only do diamonds provide long-term financial security, their sentimental value will also grow. If they’re good enough for royalty, they’re good enough for us! And who doesn’t love opening something sparkly on Christmas morning?
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If you do want to invest, make sure you enlist the experts to talk you through all the various factors that play a role in determining the diamond’s value. The Diamond Registry has been around since 1961 so you can be sure to trust their opinion and, best of all, its advice is always free. One of its gemologists will help you create an investment portfolio when you’re ready, and also help you source your diamonds from a variety of locations at wholesale price. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to view them prior to making any purchase and you have the option to upgrade the size and quality purchase. This way you cut out the middleman and can save up to 50% on their loose diamonds which are all GIA-certified (this secures their value if you ever do decide to sell). So why blow your budget on shoes and handbags (which risk going out of fashion), when you can make a solid investment in a sparkling rock instead? Of course don’t be afraid to ask questions, that’s why the experts are there. No-one expects you to become a diamond expert overnight.
Some other things to consider when making your purchase. If your budget allows it, opt for a coloured diamond (pink, yellow or blue anyone?) because they are even rarer and more sought after. And if in doubt, go for a round cut because it’s more likely to be timeless. Remember that if you do choose to redeem the diamond at any time, make sure you have it analysed and the profits calculated for maximum return. For further tips and tricks check out our sister site Sassy’s advice on how to invest wisely. We can guarantee that if you do decide to purchase a gem this Christmas, it will be a gift that keeps on giving as it grows in value over time.
Enjoy shopping for your sparkler and happy holidays!
Ready to find your perfect rock? The Diamond Registry is giving away an exclusive bottle of Sparkling Champagne, specially imported from France (and can’t be found here in HK) to celebrate the purchase of your diamond. Simply mention that you’re a Sassy Mama in store to redeem a bottle of bubbly!
Brought to you in partnership with The Diamond Registry