The Hardest Asset Is Now Liquid
Safely add diamonds to your investment portfolio via blockchain technology
A Blockchain-Based Diamond NFT Marketplace
Non-fungible Token Hard Asset Diamond Investment
Icecap uses Ethereum-based, non-fungible tokens to represent ownership of individual diamonds.
You trade the tokens without friction while the diamonds are vaulted and insured.
Preserve Your Investment Value
By trading the diamond’s token in a frictionless environment, you buy and sell close to wholesale price. Thus your investment doesn’t lose half its value the moment you “drive it out of the showroom.”
Always Know Your Liquidation Price
Icecap’s marketplace of ongoing bids (at least one bid is guaranteed on every token) means you always know the value of your investment, and can liquidate for that value at any time, with a mouse click.
Enjoy Your Asset Before You Trade it
If you wish, you can redeem your token and take delivery of your diamond—perhaps to adorn a loved one. That way you’re investing in both a hard asset, and your relationship. You can re-tokenize later if you decide to sell.
What Makes Diamonds a Great Asset?
How it Works
Once you’ve bought a token, you can either:
- Keep it as a token, so it can be easily traded.
- Redeem the token and physically receive your diamond. At that point, the diamond is completely yours. The token is destroyed, but you can retokenize your diamond if you decide to sell it later.
To sell the token, simply accept an offer that someone has made for your token on OpenSea. You can also set an asking price and wait for bids to come in.
Diamond trading has never been this easy.
Who is Behind Icecap?
The perfect union of diamond and crypto expertise.
Jacques is the inventor of online diamond trading marketplaces. He is the founder and past president of Polygon, one of the most disruptive initiatives to hit the diamond industry in the last fifty years. Polygon—for the first time—allowed diamonds to be traded globally by computer networks, and with transparent price comparisons. Several million dollars of diamonds are traded every day on Polygon—and even more on the many copy-cat sites that now exist. He has also helped establish online diamond marketplaces for private groups such as American Gem Society, Independent Jewelers Organization, and De Beers’ Forevermark brand. Jacques was named one of the jewelry industry’s most influential people, by JCK Magazine.
Erik Voorhees is among the top-recognized serial Bitcoin advocates and entrepreneurs, understanding Bitcoin as one of the most important inventions ever created by humanity. Having been a featured guest on Bloomberg, Fox Business, CNBC, and numerous Bitcoin and industry conferences, Erik humbly suggests that there is no such thing as a “free market” when the institution of money itself is centrally planned and controlled. Erik is Jacques Voorhees’ son.
Bill is the past president (1986-2006) of the prestigious Gemological Institute of America—the global educational organization that invented the 4 C’s diamond grading standards. Today, he is an industry consultant.
Krista was formerly Vice-President / Marketing for Polygon, and was previously Sales Director for JCK Las Vegas Show, the largest diamond and jewelry trade show in the world. She was also co-founder of “Luxury by JCK,” the jewelry industry’s premier luxury show brand.
Jeff is CEO of one of the most respected wholesale diamond companies in North America, Fischer Diamonds. Jeff is also Chairman Emeritus of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (the jewelry industry’s ethics watchdog group), and President Emeritus of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (the global trade association for the diamond industry.)
Michael Terpin is founder and CEO of Transform Group which has served more than 200 clients in the blockchain field and helped launch more than 100 ICO’s including Ethereum. Terpin is also co-founder of BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency/ blockchain startups. Previously Terpin founded Marketwired, one of the world’s largest company newswires, which was acquired in 2006 and later sold to NASDAQ for $200 million.