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Mined Diamonds are not a good investment
Feb 27, 2021
Diamonds
Mined Diamonds are not a good investment

In many blogs, you will see a variation of the statement: "Mined diamonds hold their value" repeatedly. It has been on our radar for quite some time, and we would like to explore it further. You may be surprised to find out that the dying mined diamond industry financially supports each of these bogs covertly in an effort to influence public perceptions in a more positive manner. It has, however, been only recently that the monopoly enjoyed by the mined diamond industry has finally ended.

Technological advances are causing industries to undergo seismic shifts, forcing key players to adapt or risk extinction. The end of a monopoly usually brings about a revitalisation that benefits consumers, markets, and, in the case of mining diamonds, the planet as well. In short, there has never been a better time to buy an engagement ring.

AN INVESTMENT IS ONLY AS VALUABLE AS SOMEONE ELSE IS WILLING TO PAY FOR IT!


Supply and demand have determined a product's, service's, or investment's price for thousands of years. Today, that principle remains demonstrably true despite the complexity of our global cashless economy and burgeoning cryptocurrency industry.


Our article, which industry experts have carefully crafted, contains an in-depth examination and analysis of this topic. Additionally, we will identify the major factors affecting the resale price of mined diamonds.

Environmental factor.  

Increasingly, young consumers are finding environmentally friendly alternatives to help combat climate change as a result of the growing effects of global warming. Due to the extensive environmental damage mined diamonds cause, including the loss of animal habitats, contamination of drinking water, and deforestation, mined diamonds are becoming increasingly something to avoid at all costs. The extensive amount of destruction left behind by mined diamonds on their way to jewellery stores can be seen by prospective customers by simply searching for "diamond mine images" on Google.

Ethical perspective.

Mined diamonds are a perfect example of how ethical and environmental considerations go hand in hand. Many types of environmental crimes have been committed by the diamond mining industry, in addition to its exploitation of slave labour. For many years, they operated in impoverished and corrupt African countries with no oversight, so their actions had no consequences. As a result, "blood diamonds" became synonymous with mined diamonds in order to convey the human cost of mining. The diamond industry is characterised by systemic corruption and greed, so determining whether diamonds labelled "conflict-free" were actually mined without exploiting enslaved people is virtually impossible.


With all those appalling sufferings and destructions associated with mined diamonds, it should come as no surprise that conscientious consumers remain unenthusiastic about them, and we can expect this trend to continue as younger and more informed consumers enter the market. When a lab grown diamond is not only more affordable, but also truly "conflict-free," why would anyone want to honour their love and commitment with a mined diamond that causes so much suffering for so many?

 
Mined Diamonds are not a good investment
Dee Beers mountain piles of mined diamonds.

In the industry, it is well known that Dee Beers holds an undisclosed stockpile of billions of dollars worth of diamonds. This ridiculous fact plays a major role in our forecast. We have described in other articles how Dee Beers controlled and manipulated diamond prices for nearly a century by capturing up to 95% of the world's diamond supply and only releasing a small trickle of diamonds at exorbitant prices. To the detriment of all others, they accumulated unimaginable wealth by controlling the supply alone.

Second hand mined diamonds are entering the market as new.

In nearly every society, diamonds have held a special place since antiquity. However, their popularity and value exploded during the last century, when they essentially became the only option for proposing. Based on the current divorce rate of 50% (according to recent statistics), it is safe to assume that half of all diamonds sold will be resold. This is an overwhelming amount of diamonds being resold, especially when considering those liquidated from those who have passed away. We have written about "Mined diamonds and bad karma" where we explore the folly of buying used mined diamonds.

To summarise, investing in mined diamonds is not a wise idea. The recent widespread push to legitimise diamonds as investments has been the result of a new marketing technique employed by mined diamond companies, especially De Beers, in order to entice unsuspecting buyers to buy their products. In reality, all they're really trying to do is to get rid of their stocks that are rapidly depreciating. Mined diamonds are no exception to the principles of supply and demand, as they operate in a declining industry. De Beers is acutely aware that its controversial products are losing a great deal of their appeal to customers, even as their supply keeps increasing.

Interesting find: For those interested in getting engaged, Bill Sechos wrote an article earlier this year suggesting lab grown diamonds would provide a better alternative to mined diamonds. He is a top gemmologist in Australia and New Zealand who runs the GSL (Gems Study Laboratory).

 
Mined Diamonds are not a good investment