Diamonds are forever

Curating a glittering jewellery collection is a life-long love affair combining a passion for beauty, craftmanship and history.

As a passion asset it is difficult to compete with gems. Behind the sparkle there are gripping tales of history, geography, human endeavour, exquisite design and style. Passion investing is all about the delight and joy of owning a particular asset - Elizabeth Taylor's collection, which was sold by Christie's in 2011 included La Peregrina, a 16th-century pearl, once owned by Mary Tudor.

Miss Taylor said: "I feel as though I'm only the custodian of my jewellery. When I die and they go off to auction I hope whoever buys them gives them a really good home."

All coloured diamonds are rare, but a pink is particularly special as the world's primary source, the Argyle Mine is Australia, is now depleted and closed. According to The Knight Frank Wealth Report 2020, yellow diamonds in the past two years have performed well. The most investment worthy gems have traditionally been diamonds, rubies and emeralds but newer entrants like Paraiba Tourmaline, Tanzanite, Alexandrite and Spinel are generating interest.

Such treasure needs careful management and succession planning is an important consideration, particularly for heritage pieces. Trust and specialist company formation can be tools to safeguard the designs and settings for owners and future successors.

Those fascinated with colour, clarity, carat, rarity and provenance will have in place a carefully selected network of advisers who have been part of a client's collecting journey. Due to the complexity of managing such a specialist asset, ILS World is experienced in partnering and working with external accredited experts and acknowledged industry professionals to ensure we are providing our clients with the best advice and asset protection services for their collections. Jewellery and gems need to be physically protected and through our network of global contacts we liaise with specialist valuers, insurers and storage advisers.

Why Choose ILS World

As a leading provider of independent fiduciary services to professional advisors, corporate groups, private and digital clients, we are here to help achieve your financial goals.

At ILS World, we don’t restrict ourselves, we like to go beyond the borders. That is why we operate globally. You will find our offices in Isle of ManBritish Virgin IslandsHong Kong, and Portugal.

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