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Diamonds are available now for the first time as a fungible standardized diamond commodity.

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Finally, Diamonds are an Institutional Asset

A summary of academic research about diamonds, their return history, and lack of correlation to other assets. Bibliography for analysts with links to dozens of references.

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The Outlook for Diamond Prices

An analysis of the demand inflection points that are expected to impact the adoption of the Diamond Standard Commodity in the institutional market.

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Bloomberg Infographic

Developed by the infographic experts at Bloomberg, a detailed overview of the Diamond Standard Commodities, and their role as a diversified asset.

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A rare and timely opportunity

While treasured for hundreds of years, diamonds are the only top-ranked precious natural resource not commonly held by investors. Diamond Standard is unlocking the value of diamonds as an asset for the first time in the form of a secure, deliverable and easily traded product — just like gold bars.

POSITIONED FOR SECULAR
POSITION-BUILDING OPPORTUNITY

Pent-Up Demand

  • Just 1% of the $1.2 trillion above-ground diamond supply is held by investors.
  • Yet investors hold approximately 30% of the world’s gold, 19% of silver, 17% of platinum and 15% of both palladium and rhodium.
  • If 15% of pent-up demand is unlocked by a market-traded diamond commodity, investor allocations could amount to $180 billion at current values.

Diminishing Global Supply

  • Prices are near an all-time low and the global supply is diminishing—there have been no new major mines in 20 years, and others are depleted.
  • De Beers estimates a 1%-2% supply decline annually until 2030, with some analysts projecting a drop of up to 5%.
  • Gold (and equities) are at an all-time high, while diamonds are near an all-time low.
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DIVERSIFY AND PROTECT YOUR PORTFOLIO

Portfolio Diversification Solution

  • Historically, diamonds had a negative correlation to other commodities including gold, and no correlation to stocks or bonds.
  • Now that diamonds can be priced and traded with lower friction, the diamond commodity provides effective diversification for any portfolio.

Hedge Against Uncertainty

  • Historically, diamonds have outperformed stocks, bonds and other commodities in times of uncertainty.
  • In 2020, gold actually outperformed the S&P 500 stock index, reaching an all-time high price of $2,067 per ounce.
  • Diamonds have shown similar return to gold, with less volatility.

Essential Inflation Protection

  • The supply of money grows over time, reducing its purchasing power.
  • Since 1913, that decline is 96% for the U.S. Dollar.
  • Gold has maintained its purchasing power for well over 3,000 years.
Diamond vs Gold price history

Why diamonds? And why now?

Hear from Diamond Standard founder and CEO Cormac Kinney, industry analysts and other experts.

“I think there would be quite a lot of interest in another hard asset — a known commodity with a long price history, and one that, if it’s accessible through exchanges — I think investors would view that as a great natural hedge.”
Thomas Lee, Managing Partner, fundstrat
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