Jewelry from Designers to Diamonds, is Your Client a Collector or Investor?
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Amy Lawch, ISA AM, GG
1 ISA Professional Development Credits
How do you differentiate your clients who are collectors of jewelry versus those who are actually investors. The investors are generally a whole level above the collectors . Some investors may have started out as collectors, others have only invested in diamonds or designer jewelry to enhance their portfolios. The investors are a group who are quite savvy and are buying to sell more frequently than a collector. There are many jewelry designers who are names known to the public that are popular in the retail markets of today. Names such as Roberto Coin, John Hardy and David Yurman versus designers like Schlumberger who've stood the test of time. I'll discuss the retail versus the secondary jewelry markets. The current diamond market with it's pitfalls for collectors and investors will be explored.