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Welcome to The Cut
written by Steve King
May 6
7 min read
We are thrilled to announce the debut of our industry insights blog: The Cut. Our ambition is to be a voice in the modern world of investing, helping individuals and institutions navigate and succeed in a tech-driven economy.
So let’s cut to the #1 question:
“Why Diamonds?”
Fast forward one global pandemic, and the diamond industry certainly hasn’t faded from view. If anything, it has only taken on greater importance. Over the past year, there has been explosive growth in the industry as many investors continue to see diamonds as a big winner from lockdowns around the globe as access to rival luxury offerings was limited.
As you may have heard, we recently received regulatory approval for the world’s first and only fungible diamond commodity — finally making diamonds an investable asset, just like gold.
By unlocking diamonds as a market-traded asset, we help investors gain access to a natural resource currently worth $1.2 trillion – more than all the world's silver and platinum combined.
Diamonds are the ultimate hard asset — a $1.2-trillion natural resource that was never before accessible to investors
Cormac Kinney
Software pioneer, Founder and CEO of Diamond Standard
Our mission is to unlock the untapped potential of natural diamonds as a hard-asset for investors, taking their place next to gold and silver as a secure, deliverable, and easily traded commodity.
We’ll be sharing posts and stories about everything from describing our technology to the future of blockchain! From our commitment to transparency by way of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to thought leadership engagement, and guest posts from friends of Diamond Standard, we’ll ask and also answer.

Join us in the pursuit of exploring commodities
and cryptos — and, of course, diamonds.