Establishing the value and potential value of art can be as difficult as spotting the next Damien Hirst. But the factors which can influence prices for artist's work are easier to identify. They include: the popularity and reputation of an artist; views of art critics and commentators; the quality of the art work; the subject; previous buyers especially if they are celebrities or high profile collectors.
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Fine Art and High Finance: Expert Advice on the Economics of Ownership – Clare McAndrew (ed.)
Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century – Georgina Adam
Art as an Investment? A Survey of Comparative Assets – Melanie Gerlis
Art as Investment: A Research Anthology From the Past 100 Years – Robert Lewis (ed.)
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> Control your cost basis. You have to buy “right” which means having built-in profit on the day you buy.
> You are unlikely be able to hang on and recover from making a bad buy on a gemstone.
> You need sources that can sell your gems at retail prices, so they can at least pay full wholesale prices.
> Consider carefully how much you can markup certain stones before you buy them.
> Consider whether you can add value in a gem deal, perhaps by re-cutting, re-polishing, setting, marketing, etc.
The most relevant for the decision of the medical and legal issues, but the data can be successfully used in other areas.
Establishing the qualitative and quantitative composition of chemical compounds and mixtures thereof.
It helps to identify gemstones based on their spectral pattern and to detect chromophores causing certain colours. It is also useful to detect irradiated diamonds and possible HPHT treatments and whether green jadeite is naturally coloured.
It allows to determine the age and origin of materials
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