Since the beginning of year 2000, the general emerald’s price have been significantly growing, with a 300% development till today. If the production is slowing down, the demand keep on rising. It is logical than the prices will keep on developing positively. From the opinion of the most, emerald haven’t give its complete investing potential yet.
The emerald industry have to face the same problem than the fossil fuels : its extraction cost is getting more and more expensive. After using most of the ressources shallow embedded, producers are now forced to dig deeper and deeper in order to reach new emeralds. But, the extraction processes are highly expensive : and the cost has a direct impact on its price. However, the emerald is a really fragile gem, wich make the process of extraction even more difficult.
Emerald, like all gemstones, isn’t impacted by the effects of the devaluation. Its price is only determine by its characteristics. Used as a safe investment , no crisis, financials wave or political events could reduce its price. It is only link to the supply and demand’s law.
Emerald’s price is define by its characteristics, mainly its weight, clarity, color and origin. It will have the same price, doesn’t matter the currency or the place in the world.
Emerald is a unique heritage. Easy to transport and to stock, they keep their value and get often passed from a generation to another. It is estimated than about 80% of the emeralds bought in the world are kept as an heritage and don’t come back on the markets. This behavior of the emerald’s owners contribute to the scarcity of this gem, and the growth of its price.
Emerald, as an investment, benefit of a special tax arrangement. Depending on the country you live in, it can goes from an 34.5% tax, digressive through the years, to a 0% tax. When it comes to the selling, it also has a really low tax on the profit. It is strongly advised to talk with a specialist from your country that will be able to explain what are the exact laws regarding the buying and selling taxes.