We have all heard that jewelry and diamonds tend to increase in value over the long term. Both of these assets have over-performed most other investments in the last 10 years. So much so, that there has been a proliferation of investment funds that are trying to capitalize on this remarkable performance. Certainly, we do not purchase jewelry for its investment potential, but because frankly it just looks beautiful. However, it is undoubtedly nice to know that our favorite heirloom could also turn out to be a money-spinner.
Last week the Huffington Post reported on just such an instance. The lucky lady happens to be the owner of an Art Deco set, comprising of a ring, pendant and bracelet that she inherited from her great aunt. Her jewelry collection first made the spotlights in 1998 on an episode of “Antiques Roadshow” when she was stunned to find out that her three heirlooms were worth more than $250,000.
But what is even more impressive is the fact that in a recent retrospective look at that episode, “Antiques Roadshow” revealed that the exquisite jewelry collection today is worth between $400,000 and $450,000. Additionally, the TV show provided us with a striking and concrete example of how much and how fast fine jewelry can appreciate when pointing out that the jewels in question increased in value a whopping $100,000 just in the last year. Check out the Huffington Post article and featured video at this link.
Clearly, not every piece of jewelry appreciates in the same fashion. Women should purchase a piece of jewelry as an element of self expression, elegance and flair as well as an object that complements, polishes and brings together a look. However, it is apparent that historically fine high-end jewelry, featuring precious metals and gems, has fared better than any other category of jewelry. Those items have an intrinsic objective value that is not dependent on fleeting fashion trends or a voguish brand.
ZYDO Italian jewelry collection has always adhered to the principle of producing only beautifully made jewels in 18kt gold or silver and setting them with only top-of-the-line diamonds and colored gems. Some of ZYDO‘s exquisite creations are now available for purchase online at http://shop.zydoamerica.com. Check out the amazing selection and exclusive designs. You never know that one day it will be your turn or your kids’ turn to proudly exhibit your jewelry collection on TV.