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1. (WO2009121007) GLOBAL INVESTMENT GRADE FOR NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC GEMS USED IN FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS AND COMMERCIAL TRADING AND METHOD OF CREATING STANDARDIZED BASKETS OF GEMS TO BE USED IN FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2009/121007    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/038643
Publication Date: Oct 1, 2009 International Filing Date: Mar 27, 2009
IPC: G01N 21/87
Applicants: GEMSHARES LLC
Inventors: FELDMAN, Vic
KARSTEN, Sharon, L.
GRAMZA, Daniel, M.
SO, David
FELDMAN, Andrew
Title: GLOBAL INVESTMENT GRADE FOR NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC GEMS USED IN FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS AND COMMERCIAL TRADING AND METHOD OF CREATING STANDARDIZED BASKETS OF GEMS TO BE USED IN FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS
Abstract:
A process to create a fungible global standard for diamonds and gemstones. The process involves grouping diamonds in an investment standard according to their gemological, proportional, optical and light behavior characteristics. Diamonds that conform to the investment grade standard are interchangeable within a specific size range according to an equivalent monetary bundling process. Diamonds subjected to the standard conform to a holistic set of gemological, proportional, optical and light characteristic requirements that enables diamonds to be classified into a extraordinarily homogeneous, visually indistinguishable and highly fungible group which can be used to create baskets of diamonds to form an index/benchmark for diamond pricing, financial instruments, and a standard that can be used for certifying diamonds as investment grade to insure quality.