Which is more valuable: Gold or diamonds?

Have you ever thought about your jewellery as being a means for investment? Many of us haven’t thought of this, but it’s something we should all keep top of mind. 

Whether your first piece of jewellery was a hand-me-down from your grandmother, a gift from a partner, or a piece that you were eyeing for a while and finally decided to splurge on,chances are, you have found yourself wondering how much it may be worth. So, what is more valuable - the gold necklace from the early 1900s your grandmother handed down to you, or the diamond ring on your hand? 

Regardless of which you own, both serve as terrific investments, and Cuttings is available to inform you of your jewellery’s worth. Or if you are struggling to decide which jewellery item to purchase – we’re here to help. 

Pros and cons with investing in diamonds: 

A common pro of a diamond investment is the fact that diamonds are durable. Your diamond won’t break or become damaged over time, making it a safe investment. Whenever you purchase a diamond, keep in mind the four ‘C’s’: Colour, clarity, cut, and carat (weight). This will determine the quality and worth. Also, be sure to receive certification with your diamond purchase to maximise the resale value. 

With the pros, there are some cons to weigh as you are deciding between a diamond versus a gold investment. The biggest con is that as jewellery trends change; the market may have a higher demand for a style of diamond different from the one you own.  

Pros and cons with investing in gold: 

Like diamonds, investing in gold also comes with pros and cons. On the pro side, gold is characterised as a ‘safer’ investment than diamonds, since it’s widely known to withstand inflation and consistently has a dependable return. Gold holds its value for a long time as it is often protected from market risks that may sometimes affect diamonds. On the contrary, it can be difficult to verify rare or valuable gold. To combat this, be sure to purchase from a reliable seller like Cuttings to be sure you are maximising your investment.  

Which should you invest in? 

You likely have come across articles that cite gold as being the better investment. However, Cuttings is here to say that it comes down to personal taste. Both diamonds and gold are valuable and thoughtful investments. Neither takes up much room and you can wear either and enjoy the investment while its value is increasing. They are consistently valued high because they are difficult to mine. And, both allow for a strong return if you take the proper steps to be sure you have a high-quality diamond or gold piece.  

Here at Cuttings, we are a family-run independent jeweller owned by the Kirkland family for over 50  years and we are here to help you with your jewellery investment. Whether you are looking to purchase a  timeless gold or diamond piece, or if you are looking to get your jewellery valued with our pawnbroking team, we are here to help. We have expert knowledge and provide expert advice so please get in touch with us here.

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