World's First Company to Offer Investment in Natural Fancy Coloured Diamonds Launched



    VANCOUVER, June 23 /CNW/ - Diamond broker, Colin David Ferguson, founder
of successful brands such as Rare & Precious Gems, PinkLuxury, Carats.com and
Diamonds Direct, is pleased to announce the official launch of Rare Gem
Investor, the world's first and only company offering investment opportunities
in natural fancy coloured diamonds and rare gems. "After nearly 30 years in
the diamond industry I have developed an investment platform facilitating
direct investment in natural fancy coloured diamonds, at a time that appears
to be the most lucrative in history" says Ferguson.
    Rare Gem Investor is the world's leading authority on the certain, secure
and lucrative investment in natural fancy colored diamonds and rare gems. As
the only Canadian broker ever to be invited to Rio Tinto's Argyle Diamond
Mine's exclusive annual Pink Diamond tender, the World's most prestigious
diamond offering, Rare Gem Investor has access to the world's rarest natural
fancy coloured diamonds, providing clients with unparalleled choice for
investment. Rare Gem Investor was one of only 17 successful bidders at the
2007 tender. This tender was Rare Gem Investor's most successful-the company
secured 7 of the stones that were offered. The inventory now includes three
natural fancy red coloured diamonds, the most rare and concentrated form of
wealth in the world. "It is because of this exclusive access that we are able
to provide our clients with mine-to-market colored diamonds, removing costly
middlemen and ensuring the highest return on investment" says Ferguson.
    Since the 1970s, when natural fancy coloured diamond prices started to be
tracked, there has been no decline in value. On average the annual
appreciation has been between 10 and 15 percent, with the more rare and
coveted colours, like red, purple, pink and blue seeing even higher returns.
Increasing demand on the jewelry retail side of the industry has led to
increasing shifts in supply and demand, making natural fancy coloured diamonds
increasingly rare and sought-after, both for jewelry and investment purposes.
Given current mine supply and gem rarity of approximately one carat of natural
fancy diamonds for every 10,000 carats of colourless (formally white) diamonds
mined, of that approximately 5 percent are investment grade, this imbalance
will likely continue for decades. "In 2005 a mere 616 carats of investment
grade natural fancy coloured diamonds were found compared to 123,289,000
carats of colourless diamonds. Now is the time to invest in natural fancy
coloured diamonds" says Ferguson.

    About Rare Gem Investor

    Rare Gem Investor's mandate is to operate in accordance to our 4Cs. The
4Cs for a new generation of diamond buyer are: Competence, Credibility, Cost
and Commitment. The 4Cs are the essential components of a successful and
prosperous rare gem investment strategy. The 4Cs are the culmination of nearly
30 years in the rare gem business, much of it under the mentorship of Eddy
Gryspeerdt, a former DeBeers diamond sight dealer. Our dedicated team serves
as trusted advisors, able to educate and guide investors through each step of
the natural fancy colored diamond investment process, be it a first purchase
or part of an ongoing investment strategy. All Rare Gem Investors natural
fancy coloured diamonds and other rare gems are certified to be conflict free.




For further information:

For further information: For investor inquiries, please contact Investor
Relations at Rare Gem Investor, North America Toll Free: 1-877-689-RARE
(7273), International: 001-604-689-7464, E-mail: ir@rareandpreciousgems.com;
For media inquiries, please contact Ms. Chantelle Krish, media relations
manager, Tel: (604) 681-1407 ext 221, E-mail: ckrish@prassociates.ca

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