Gemstones can be bought cut or uncut. As an investment, however, we only recommend cut gemstones. Why? Because there is a great risk that the gemstone will break or chip while being cut. This drastically reduces the value of the stone. This risk should therefore be borne by the grinder, not the buyer.
In addition, it is advisable to buy either well-known stones such as sapphires , rubies or emeralds , or stones with potential for appreciation, such as tanzanite , aquamarine , peridot and others. Basically, you should look for the highest possible quality.
If you want to buy gemstones, you should also consider storage and packaging in addition to the 4 C’s. It is advisable to buy gemstones only in safety packaging. The gemstone is sealed in a clear plastic blister with a serial number on it, which can then be matched to a laboratory report and appraisal. This is the only way to ensure that you actually received the gemstone listed on the laboratory report and that you do not own an imitation.
Since gemstones are bought anonymously and without reporting requirements (like gold), one has to think about the best and safest storage.
First you should decide whether you want to keep the stones at home or in a safe place such as a safe deposit box.