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Gold Fact

The chemical symbol for gold is AU, from the Latin word aurum meaning “shining dawn” and from Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn. In 50 B.C., Romans began issuing gold coins called the Aureus and the smaller solidus.

Investment Grade Diamonds


Why own them :

  • Like physical precious metals, when you buy investment grade diamonds they eliminate counter-party risk (i.e. you have them in your possession and if your bank or broker goes bankrupt, it doesn’t matter as the assets are in your possession)
  • Investment grade diamonds are more portable than gold bullion or platinum bullion! You can walk though any airport with $10,000,000 of diamonds in your pocket and no one would even be able to tell.
  • Recognized as valuable everywhere on the planet
  • Of course, we help many clients buy beautiful, high end diamonds for that special person in their life too.


What does investment grade mean?

  • Diamonds have a fairly wide spread on their price. That is, the difference in the buy and sell price can be quite wide. The smaller and lower quality the diamond, the larger the spread…
  • So investment grade diamonds are larger, very high quality diamonds.
  • All have a GIA certification, which is the gold standard (no pun intended) in diamond grading worldwide. GIA = Gemological Institute of America.
  • Typically, investment grade diamonds are a minimum of 2.5-3 cts and are valued at at least $75k each.


What is the spread on investment grade diamonds?

The spread on an investment grade diamonds will depend upon many market factors including: the market conditions at the time of sale, the speed at which the diamonds need to be sold, the depth of the market where they are being sold. As a general rule, one can expect the spread to be around 15%, which is about the same as silver, platinum, or palladium but much wider than gold. However, it’s not inconceivable that if the investor had enough time and found an avenue to sell the diamonds to consumers, rather than a diamond dealer and sold them one at a time, a substantial profit could be made on each diamond.

Over the past few decades, the price of diamonds has been on a upward trend and has been much more stable than precious metals.


What does PPM sell?

We sell only GIA certified diamonds. We source our diamonds from manufacturers and other wholesalers world-wide and get you diamonds cheaper than you can get anywhere else. Our clients have found that the diamonds we have sourced for them were less expensive than any other source they had access to.

Keeping diamonds in a safe location is critical. Theft for one. Also, the value of the diamond is highly connected to the four C’s (Cut, Clarity, Color, Carat) and as such, the diamond must not be allowed to get chipped or damaged otherwise a significant amount of the diamond’s value will be lost.


Delivery times

Since we source our diamonds from around the world, delivery time of investment grade diamonds can take as little as a few days, to 2-3 weeks. Typically, the diamonds are in your hands within 7-10 days of receiving payment. Of course, given our ability to source beautiful, high end diamonds, we can always assist clients in purchasing a diamond for engagements, weddings, anniversaries, or other special occasions.