Jewellery Investment is a traditional investment and one that has been solid for years.  Nevertheless, there are, as with all investments do's and don't's. The notion that jewellery retains its value is ingrained in traditions and cultures around the world.

Although diamonds have long been a girl’s best friend, when it comes to investing, it can actually be a tricky market to break into - although it is getting easier.

The price of the most desirable vintage jewellery has risen 80% in the last decade, according to analysis by Art Market Research.

De Beers once had a monopoly on rough diamonds,
owning 80%of the supply. That number is now down to around 60% - meaning there are more possibilities than ever before to find a diamond.Jewellery is extremely portable, and gold rings, necklaces and diamonds etc. are the most common of investments. 

The beauty of investing in jewellery is that it is “wearable art” - a piece that can be loved and lived with as well as part of a larger investment plan.
Ladies jewellery period pieces are not only the most sought after but also the most valuable.

Key jewellery makers that investors love include Bulgari and Chaumet. Names such as Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany and Harry Winston also set collectors’ hearts fluttering. There has also been a growing appreciation of British-based makers from the 1960s and 1970s.

Some of the best returns have come from Art Deco pieces. The style appeared in France just before the First World War and was particularly popular in the 1920s and 1930s!  

While Jewellery may not give you a guaranteed return on your money, what does in these difficult days? The best thing about jewellery as an asset is that you can choose a really beautiful piece that you love; you can wear it, admire yourself in the mirror, enjoy other people admiring you wearing it! It's not a tangible investment that you can't appreciate like so many other investments are these days.