Investments in Diamonds and Precious Metals

Knowing how to buy gold, silver & platinum coins and bullion and investment diamonds can provide you with diversification in your investment portfolio and build a nice collection to enjoy. There are many different ways to own gold, silver & platinum and investment diamonds and it can get quite confusing.

Gold, Silver & Platinum Coins and Bullion Bars

When most people think of gold, silver & platinum, they think of large bars stored in vaults deep below the surface of the earth. In fact, gold, silver & platinum bars come in many different shapes and sizes to meet the needs of different investors. Gold, silver and platinum bullion bars are sold by the troy ounce and sold for a percentage over the spot price.

Investors should distinguish between bullion coins whose values generally fluctuate according to the current price of gold, silver or platinum, and “rare coins” that can carry a significant collector premium based on historical supply and demand.

Some U.S. gold, silver and platinum coins may be readily available in circulated condition for a modest premium over their bullion content, but those same coins in superb condition may have significantly higher value.

Definition of Investment-Grade Diamonds

Large diamonds, clear diamonds, and flawless diamonds are rare, and diamonds that combine large size with clarity and lack of flaws are rarer yet. These diamonds fall within the classification of investment-grade gems for their rarity and beauty. When compared with standard diamonds, investment-grade diamonds have greater rarity and greater purchase prices but also see greater increases in value, also called appreciation, over time. The ideal quality of diamonds’ four C’s, cut, clarity, color, and carat, vary between white diamonds and color diamonds, but investment-grade gems will lean toward the higher, rarer end of each characteristic.

Rock N Gold Creations offers 30 years of experience buying and selling precious metals. If you would like Rock N Gold to assess your coins, bullion or investment diamond for their current value or you are interested in buying, we offer a complimentary consultation. Call Today! 858-571-4560 (text/call) or e:

Jewelry Appraisals by Simon Mattar
GIA Graduate 25+ Years of Experience

Simon Mattar, Founder of Rock N Gold Creations is a GIA Graduate with over 25 years experience in fine jewelry appraisals. Simon’s expertise is vast ranging from vintage estate collections to high value investment diamonds.

One of the most rewarding experiences of appraising fine jewelry comes from the stories gems and jewelry reveal. There were incredible pieces from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Simon M., Rock N Gold Appraiser enjoys the discovery, the history, the stories behind the jewelry and the people; it is fascinating to see the progression of jewelry design over the years.

Some commonly needed appraisals include:

  1. Insurance Coverage:The most familiar type of appraisal, the insurance appraisal estimates the cost to replace your jewelry either with equivalent new jewelry or with equally desirable substitute jewelry of the same type, quality, age and condition.
  2. Resale Appraisals: Many people are taking advantage of high metal and gem prices by selling jewelry that is broken or damaged, or that they no longer use.
  3. Estate Planning: If you are setting up a trust and want to include jewelry, then you may need an appraisal.
  4. Charitable Contribution: If you are donating jewelry to a charitable organization.