Nowadays, many people enjoy investing in gemstones as a means of obtaining wealth and as a hedge against inflation. Any high-quality jewel can be worthy of investment. But based on our years in the industry, here's our list of the top 10 investment gems. Check out our collection of fine rubies Based on sales from major auction houses, blue sapphire is the second most popular colored stone to invest in.
The rarest sapphires are from Kashmir, but no new material has been mined there in over 100 years. The next most valuable is sapphire from Burma, followed by Ceylon and Madagascar. Stylishly colored sapphires (yellow, pink and padpardascha) are now also popular with investors. See our collection of fine blue sapphires The emerald market has experienced some problems as a result of controversies over treatments with artificial resins, but untreated fine emeralds are still reliable investments.
Colombian women, especially large ones, are still the most valuable, followed by the best Brazilian emeralds. Some high-quality emeralds are also mined in Zambia. Emeralds suitable for investments must be untreated. Check out our collection of fine emerald spinel, which is a relatively new jewel as an investment jewel, but in fact some of the most famous rubies in the world, such as the Black Prince ruby from British crown jewels, are actually spinels.
The most valuable spinel colors are red, hot pink and flammable orange. Burmese red spinels and neon pink-red spinels from Mahenge (Tanzania) have the best investment potential. Spinel is not completely treated and the prices of fine pieces have increased significantly over the past 5 years. View our fine spinel collection Tsavorite garnet is a rare gem from East Africa that has begun to challenge emerald as the best green gem.
Unlike emerald, tsavorite is always untreated and shinier than emerald due to its higher refractive index. Tsavorite of more than 2 carats is very rare, and fine stones larger than 4 carats are considered exceptionally rare. Colors range from mint green to intense chrome green. Check out our collection of fine tsavorite garnet Espartite garnet is a bright orange garnet colored by manganese.
The best examples, often referred to as mandarin garnet in the trade, are pure orange, which is one of the most vivid colors in the world of gemstones. See our collection of fine spesartite garnets Alexandrite is a rare chrysoberyl that is popular with collectors because of its striking color change and excellent hardness (8.5 on the Mohs scale). Alexandrite was first discovered in Russia, and Russian specimens are very rare and valuable. Nowadays, the highest quality alexandrite comes from Brazil, with medium grade material from Tanzania.
See our fine alexandrite collection The thin, translucent emerald green jadeite is known as imperial jade. This rare gem is only found in Burma (Myanmar) and is coveted by collectors all over the world, especially in Asia. Type A jadeite is untreated natural Burmese jadeite, where the color is 100% natural. Only certified jadeite of this quality is considered worthy of investment.
Check out our fine jadeite jade collection. These are not the only varieties of gems suitable for investment, by no means. The best examples of almost all types of gems are collectible. But harder, more beautiful gems tend to work better as investments.
In addition to the 10 varieties listed above, we would also mention tanzanite, demantoid garnet, aquamarine, purple garnet, blue tourmaline and rubellite tourmaline. We can set any of our fine gemstones into personalized jewelry in 18k or 14k gold. It may seem that gemstones are only something for those with a lot of money, but the truth is that anyone can invest in gemstones. With time, patience and knowledge, your investment jewelry can change your financial situation for the better.