The Hardest Asset Is Now Liquid
Safely add diamonds to your investment portfolio via blockchain technology
The Diamond Marketplace for Hard-Asset Investors
As a hard-asset investor, you seek protection against inflation.
You own gold and you may own silver. But you’ve probably avoided diamonds because:
- Retail markups meant a big loss when you were ready to sell. (High bid/ask spread)
- There was never a good place to sell. A pawnshop should never be your only option.
- Tracking value over time is difficult with non-fungible assets like diamonds.
Benefits of Icecap's Diamond Marketplace
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
Trade Close to Wholesale Price.
Icecap sells newly-issued diamonds at a 10% margin over wholesale cost. The industry average for diamond e-tailers is about 25%. Your diamond goes in a vault and your warehouse receipt is in the form of a blockchain token, with paper backup.
Enjoy Investment-Grade Liquidity.
Icecap screens its diamonds to maximize their liquidity. True “investment grade” diamonds are as easy to sell, not just easy to buy.
Access a Buy/Sell Marketplace.
Icecap operates a buy/sell marketplace in which investment-buyers, market-makers, and diamond industry wholesalers bid against each other to minimize spreads, and maximize liquidity.
Leverage Patent-Pending Technology.
Icecap uses patent-pending blockchain technology to document ownership, create virtual fungibility™, make pricing transparent, and deliver to you—the hard asset investor—close to a “metals-trading” experience.
Take Delivery Anytime.
You can always redeem your warehouse receipt and take delivery of your diamond, to store it securely yourself and/or to enjoy as jewelry while in your portfolio. Return it to the vault when you’re ready to sell.