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How do Lab vs Earth mined Diamonds retain value- or trade up?

clearfading

Shiny_Rock
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Neither retain value well. Some people think buying "earth grown" diamonds is a good investment and they are very wrong.

Couldn't agree more. Always sell EM diamonds at a significant loss and do not see that holding on to them "over time" would have increased their value. Haven't seen any evidence of that either.
 

DejaWiz

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Couldn't agree more. Always sell EM diamonds at a significant loss and do not see that holding on to them "over time" would have increased their value. Haven't seen any evidence of that either.

The biggest factors will be larger carat weights and/or specific fancy colors.
 

Rockdiamond

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The biggest factors will be larger carat weights and/or specific fancy colors.

This really sums up my feelings.
Although trustworthy LG dealers I know are selling larger stones, that seems one area where I could envision instability.
I haven’t felt comfortable investing in larger LG diamonds for this reason.
Stones smaller than about 3cts seem to have found a bottom. Mind you, I’ve only been in the field for less than a year, but prices seem sustainable.
I do know that if one considers a longer timeline, LGs have come down in price.

Fancy colors is an entirely different and interesting discussion.
For one thing , unlike colorless, the prices of colored lab diamonds aren’t based on Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds.
And the technology is far less transparent.
I have felt comfortable investing in Pink and Blue lab growns that I find to be attractive - at prices I feel are sustainable.
 
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