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Collectors’ jewellery can be Edwardian, Victorian or Art Nouveau designs – these are monumental and attract modern buyers. The designs can be traditional but if it fits the fashion, it can be worn, or invested to be sold after some years. Jewellery provides attractive unique fashion statement where the prices have increased by at least 80 per cent in the last decade – as per the Art Market research. Most luxury investments such as art, wine, cars, jewellery and painting, continue to grow in 2018 due to higher market precariousness. Currently, the luxury industry value is up to £32.2 billion, and as per Art Market Research it will grow by 21 per cent in the coming year.
Design rate increase by history and brand name
The jewellery designs of the 1st World War - the forms of cubism, with clean structures are considered timeless. The jewellery worn by Gabrielle ‘Coco’ was sold in the 20th century for £68,500. The name of brands Tiffany, Harry, Lalique, and Jean Schlumberger raises value of jewellery. The designs of Belle Epoque are popular in Europe. The Ghika singles from 1920 to 1935 are most sought after, where the metals platinum and diamonds were used to create weightless designs. The ones signed by Van Cleef or Cartier are valuable in the collectors markets, which are believed to be of exceptional qualities. French designs of Boucheron are also very popular. The rates of such vintage designs have doubled in the past decade.
Rate of diamond weighing more than 5 carats rate raises exponentially
Jewellery made up of rare diamonds and gold are getting astonishing prices at global auctions. An 18.04-carat Rockefeller emerald was sold for $5.5 million at Christie sale in New York in June 2017. Mostly, the original stones are removed from vintage pieces and replaced with a new stones to increase its value.
Artist made - The ones made by designers John Donald and Stuart Devlin are the jewelleries to look out in market.
Jewellery with precious stones such as emeralds, rubies and sapphires are worth buying due to added value as each individual stone can be sold for more than £1,000 a carat.
Brexit, Trade war and Forex impact on jewellery investment
Political uncertainty due to Brexit has led to sharp fall and irregularity in some sectors. The trade war further increased market volatility as trade barriers are more and more restricting the imports of goods. Global markets are moving towards downturns and investors are diversifying in alternatives. The instability related to foreign exchanges has made it difficult for companies to do business globally. With the new changes in investment style, buyers are even seeking second-hand expensive jewelleries instead of contemporary, which are easier to find and are made up of new metals and new gem stones.
These trends are increasing sale online and many jewellery brands are adjusting prices to handle the forex issues. E.g. the jewellery brand Fabergé of Russia recently increased the price for British buyers by 10 per cent to meet the sterling depreciation.
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