Pastor-Geneve to Contribute Two Books on Investment in 2006

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Pastor-Geneve has been invited by a European publisher to contribute to two investment books published on behalf of major European financial journals and organizations.

Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds

Pastor-Geneve has been invited by a European publisher to contribute to two investment books published on behalf of major European financial journals and organizations.

Over the last few years, a number of articles have appeared in the European press discussing the benefits of investing in long-term hard assets such as [colored diamonds.

The goals of these types of investors are price stability, long-term growth, privacy and wealth portability. It is recommended that an asset class such as colored diamonds should make up between five to fifteen per cent of a balanced and diversified investment portfolio.

These publications will discuss important issues of wealth management, such as portfolio diversification, risk management, average historical and expected returns and finally asset classes that offer long-term potential.

The contribution from Pastor-Geneve will focus on the positives and negatives of the colored diamond market, the profile of potential investors and the major fundamentals driving this closely held market. One good reference point is an

article published in the Guardian a few years ago:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/cash/story/0,6903,819753,00.html

Recent articles in the Robb Report and in the India Times have explained the fact that supply restrictions in the diamond market has led to diamond prices increasing over the last couple of years. Expectations over the next five to ten years are price increases of 5-10 % per year, with some of the rarer pieces appreciating in excess of this range.

Pastor-Geneve is one of the leading specialist colored diamond firms based out of Antwerp, Belgium. The managing director of Pastor-Geneve, Stephen Hershoff, has over forty years of experience in the market and the chief scientific consultant, Stephen Hofer, has written an eight hundred page book on the subject, “Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds", and is recognized as one of the foremost experts in the field of colored diamonds.

For more information on colored diamonds, feel free to contact Pastor-Geneve.

http://www.pastor-geneve.com, Brusselstraat 51, B-2018, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Tel: 32 3 244 1871 Fax: 32 3 244 1873

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