Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36Rare Natural Color Diamonds have increased in value exponentially in the last 10 years, often by double digits year over year. According to leading trade organizations, auction houses and expert diamentaires, rare Fancy Pink and Fancy Blue diamonds have led the way,growing by well over 300 percent on average and outperforming most other asset classes in the same period. As global financial markets continue to demonstrate volatility and instability, affluent collectors and investors around the world are acquiring Natural Color Diamonds to protect their wealth, and to transfer it from one generation to the next. Meanwhile,as demand rises,the earth’s supply of Fancy Color Diamonds is dwindling: The Cullinan Mine in South Africa is today the only important source of blue diamonds; Australia’s Ellendale Mine, a main source of yellows, has recently ceased production; and Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine in Western Australia, the source of most pink diamonds, is scheduled to close by 2020. The Decade of the Fancy Color Diamond The Future Looks Brilliant ABOVE IN NOVEMBER 2015, THIS 12.03-CARAT FANCY VIVID BLUE DIAMOND WAS SOLD BY SOTHEBY’S GENEVA FOR $48.5 MILLION, A NEW WORLD-RECORD PRICE FOR ANY DIAMOND, GEMSTONE OR JEWEL AT AUCTION. IT ALSO SET A PER-CARAT PRICE RECORD OF JUST OVER $4 MILLION PER CARAT. LEFTPAGE IN NOVEMBER 2010, THIS 24.78-CARAT FANCY INTENSE PINK DIAMOND REALIZED $46 MILLION AT SOTHEBY'S GENEVA ($1.8 MILLION PER CARAT). AS OF MARCH 2016, IT HOLDS THE WORLD RECORD FOR THE MOST EXPENSIVE PINK DIAMOND EVER SOLD AT AUCTION. 5 okONE36_MASTER-GENERIC-16007_Layout 1 2016-03-16 3:35 PM Page 5