Alternative Investing Jewelry & Clothing

  • A rare Patek Philippe 18 karat pink gold watch is displayed 11 May 2007 during a preview in Geneva.

    Rarity, complexity and condition make all the difference when looking for a luxury watch. But while there are major gains to be made, it takes a good eye to know the difference between a clever investment, and a waste of time.

  • A model walks the runway at the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center.

    Vintage fashion investment is an increasingly lucrative area, and with substantial public demand for luxury clothes, fashion retail businesses have seen impressive returns – so is there still room to get money for old rope?

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    You can’t go wrong with an Air Jordan. Lebron James is also a good bet, as are special models designed by Jeremy Scott or Kayne West.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

    The growing demand for the clothing and jewelry of yesteryear has produced a surge of collectors, from Hollywood stars to wealthy fashionistas.

  • Alternative Investing- Luxury Watches

    We take a look at whether luxury time pieces could add value to your portfolio.

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    The Bulgari Blue Diamond, sold for $15.7 million on Wednesday at Christie's New York, setting a new world record for the price paid per carat for such a stone in open bidding.

  • Alternative Investing- Most Wanted Watches

    Alfredo Paramico, fund manager at Precious Time, told CNBC, "here we have a once in the lifetime opportunity to have all together these three wrist watches who are the most important wrist watches in history ever."

  • Diamonds

    Breaking in is difficult due to a lack of investment vehicles, limited access to buyers and sellers and varying pricing models.

About Jewelry & Clothing

  • These investments are easier to keep track of than most others and you can even take them with you if you dare. And what you don't wear will always look good in a glass case.