The Hardest Asset Is Now Liquid
Safely add diamonds to your portfolio.
A trading platform for hard-asset investors.
The Diamond Marketplace for Hard-Asset Investors
As a hard-asset investor, you seek protection against inflation.
But, even though diamonds are the most portable of the hard assets, you’ve probably avoided them because:
- Retail store markups mean a big loss when you’re ready to sell. (High bid/ask spread)
- How do you sell? A pawnshop is not a good 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 diamonds in a near-frictionless environment, you buy and sell close to wholesale value. Thus you don’t lose half your value from the moment you “drive it out of the showroom.”
Always Know Your Diamond's Value
Our platform uses patent-pending virtual-fungibility™ technology to track your diamond’s approximate value from the time it was purchased, and lets you re-list your diamond with a few mouse clicks.
Enjoy Your Asset Before You Trade
When you buy a diamond, you can choose to either vault it, or take delivery. Unlike bullion, diamonds can be enjoyed as jewelry while still serving your portfolio. Return your diamond to the vault when you wish 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%.
Enjoy Investment-Grade Liquidity.
Icecap screens its diamonds to maximize their liquidity. “Investment-Grade” diamonds should be easy to sell, not just easy to buy.
Access a 2-Way Marketplace.
Icecap operates a buy/sell marketplace in which investment-buyers, market-makers, and diamond industry wholesalers compete against each other to minimize spreads, and maximize liquidity.
Leverage Patent-Pending Technology.
Icecap’s proprietary virtual-fungibility technology makes pricing transparent, and delivers to you—the hard asset investor—a close to “metals trading” experience.
Take Delivery Anytime.
If you chose to vault your diamond, you will receive a warehouse receipt, which you can redeem at anytime and take delivery of the diamond—to store privately or enjoy as jewelry while in your portfolio. Return your diamond to the vault when you’re ready to sell.