Pros

  • When Argyle closes it takes 90% of the worlds pink production
  • This is a commodity. It has not been affected by any economic crisis
  • Low level of risk
  • Demand for rare, investment quality gemstones has continued to grow on the back of limited worldwide supply
  • Over the past 30 years there have been no recorded dips in the average wholesale price per carat on investment quality precious stones
  • The most concentrated form of wealth
  • A way to transfer wealth from country to country

Cons

  • Global demand decreases
  • Finding another mine
  • Paying too much for investment