Frequently asked questions

– What is a gemologist? What is his role ?

The areas of the gemologist concern all diamond businesses: verification and classification to the transaction and trading of gem stones.
All gemologists we work with receive their training at the National Institute of Gemology (ING).
Personalized support with our team of experts will help you determine the best profitability strategy.

- What is the activity of a diamond broker ?

The broker is the key player in the supply of rough diamonds on the international market. It provides the source from production sites or extraction mines, strictly according to the Kimberley Process.
Our team negotiates directly in this way to avoid intermediates and so you enjoy the same rates that a trader (jewelry stores, jewelry stores and diamond).
Faced with increasing demand and lack of supply, more and more individuals wishing to diversify their capital look to the diamond investment with Capital Diamond.

- Where are cut stones traded by Capital Diamond ?

HRD and GIA are the two main gemological laboratories that test and certify our diamonds traded by brokers. HRD transforms a rough stone to a stone called "cut" at the heart of its Antwerp site. Regarding the GIA Laboratory, its two main sites are located in the United States and Botswana.
Finally, the IGI laboratory specializing in cut diamonds less than 0.5 carat, is located in the United States and Asia (Thailand, Japan, India).

- What are the main extraction mines ?

The scarcity of diamond deposits will result, according to the whole profession, a significant increase in the price of rough diamonds. In fact, within 10 years, it is estimated a significant reduction in global production of rough diamonds to the tune of 12%.

- Why Capital Diamond does not offer rough diamonds to investors ?

There are three diamond companies that share 75% of the global market for rough diamonds: De Beers, Alrosa and Riotanto. Only these three entities are authorized to operate the different diamond mines operating in the world and offer them to key players in the profession.
Capital Diamond directly engages after extraction of such rough diamonds, again without intermediaries, then offer them to wholesalers, jewelers and jewelers worldwide.

- How to get the status of stocks held by Capital Diamond ?

A simple registration to our investment platform will allow you to discover in real time our available stones. Our dealers around the world, negotiate directly the selected diamonds and offer the most competitive rates in the market.

- What are our commitments in respect of the Kimberley Process ?

In December 2000, the General Assembly of the UN adopted a resolution in favor of the creation of an international certification framework for rough diamonds. The CSPK was adopted in 2003 by the European Union and enter into force the same year.

Since November 2012, over 80 countries are involved. They account for 99.8% of global production of rough diamonds.

The first goal is clear: to prevent and curb the development of the black market of rough diamonds, used primarily to finance wars in countries affected by armed conflict.

The second objective is to protect and develop the legitimate market for developing countries, representing a major economic pillar for the countries that produce and organize the extraction of rough diamonds.

The CSPK is issued annually by the producing countries of rough diamonds. Capital Diamond attaches great importance to the respect and fairness of the international rough diamond market.


- Why Capital Diamond does not offer already mounted jewelry ?

Accompanying our investors towards the best financial investments remains heart of our business. Thus Capital Diamond has chosen, unlike other investment platforms, only focus on the profitability of your diamond, not its democratization. However, if that is your desire, Capital Diamond will be able to refer you to professionals of jewelery and jewelery worthy of the name.
How diamonds offered by Capital Diamond are they stored ?

Capital Diamond offers a 100% secure storage in vaults in Switzerland in partnership with Safes Fidelity, based in Geneva.
A storage contract is delivered to you as soon as your purchase by our banking service within a maximum of 48 hours.
Storage is of course anonymous and box contents remain transferable at any time. A traceability number is written on the packaging, the latter being placed under seal.

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My diamonds they are physically available ? How can I be sure of their existence ?

You are obviously the physical owner of your investment diamonds. Subject to payment of delivery costs, it is possible to receive your diamonds home as soon as you wish.
Before investing in your stone, you will also be able to physically see it in our showroom, located in the heart of the capital Paris.
This will enable you to ensure the quality and value of your property.
An appointment with a gemologist fixed in advance by phone or directly on our platform is available for any necessary advice or information.

- LDo private investors of Capital Diamond have access to the safes ?

For reasons of security and privacy, access to safes is only allowed to the private investor in the company of employees designated by Capital Diamond and authorized by the storage company in question.

- What is the delivery process of the diamonds purchased from Capital Diamond ?

Delivery of your stones is provided by Brinks, a world famous company specializing in the transportation of high value goods.
Delivery will be done by us to the destination selected for your purchase. Full payment will be required prior to delivery of your stone.
Because security and privacy are two important aspects of our policy, receiving the diamond can only be made by the account holder at Capital Diamond, upon presentation of an ID or valid passport valid.

From an investment volume of 25,000 Euros, delivery to the destination of your choice will be offered.

- Is it possible to get professional advice before diamond purchase ?

It is even advisable. Investing in diamonds requires knowledge, trust and good attention.
You have the opportunity to make an appointment by telephone, via our platform or to go to our Paris showroom to meet and talk with one of our consultants on site.

In case of impossibility of you to move, you will also be possible to talk in videoconference and get personal advice whilst giving a face to the caller.

- What happens to the diamonds stored by Capital Diamond in case of death ?

In case of death of a Capital Diamond investor, we keep the diamonds until receiving instructions from rights holders on submission of succession devolution documents or to the notary mandated to settle the estate.
Only these legal documents will be considered. A law designating the investor account of our platform will have no power over the release of stones stored in the safes of our partner.

- Who should pay inheritance charges following the death of an investor ?

As required by law, the fees and expenses incurred following the death of an investor mentioned in the estate file will be fully supported by having the official right, previously appointed by the notary in charge of the file.

- How can someone authenticate his identity to in order to invest on the platform of Capital Diamond ?

To validate his registration and identity on our platform, an investor must submit :
An identity document valid, if necessarily from the home country of the member registered with our services.
The coordinates of at least one active and valid bank account, which will then be associated with the account created on our platform.

In view of the elements in our possession, the Service Privacy of Capital Diamond individually validates each record and reserves the right to refuse membership in case of suspicion.

- What are our diamond certification laboratories ?

Many laboratories worldwide are responsible for analyzing and certifying your diamond. The best known are the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the High Diamond Council (HRD) or the laboratory of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP).
However, it becomes obvious that these laboratories do not have the same rigorous analysis and certification.
In order to provide full transparency and ensure the quality of our stones, Capital Diamond has chosen to entrust its certifications to two laboratories: GIA. and HRD.

- How to sell your diamond on our platform ?

The resale of diamonds held by individuals is an important part of our business.
Whether an investment diamond or an inheritance, you have the opportunity to fill in a form on our platform, it gives a perfect description of your diamond. You also upload the certificate associated with it.
After reviewing this information, you will receive a redemption proposal directly via our platform, seamlessly and security.

For a thorough study of your diamond, you will also be able to make an appointment with one of our gemologists present in our showroom in Paris. You can then determine the overall value of your stone.

- Investment diamonds and tax advantages: how to be the best advice ?

Investment diamonds are not mounted or set are classified as furnished property and are taxed on the capital gain on resale.
However, for any transaction less than 5,000 Euros, a VAT exemption is applicable.
Namely: the exemption applies only in the case of free zone storage in our high safety deposit safes, based in Geneva (Switzerland).

If you wish to deliver your diamond directly to yourself, the VAT of the destination country will apply (e.g. France 20%, Belgium 21%, Germany 19% ...)

- What are the delivery schedules of your stone after purchase on our platform ?

Following the validation of your payment by our banking services and printing the certificate associated with your diamond, Capital Diamond is committed to deliver within the following deadlines :
24 hours for a stone available in Paris
48 hours a stone available on the stock exchange in Antwerp
72 hours for a stone available on the stock exchange in Ramat Gan (Israel)
96 hours a stone available to the New York Stock Exchange

- Why invest in colored diamond ?

The international market is turning more and more to colored stone. Indeed, institutions, banks or private investors are investing more and more in colored diamond.
On the other hand, the colored diamond, more cost effective and discreet, is a better investment for the buyer.
Finally colored diamonds are not subject to any listing. They are negotiated according to the offer and demand.
Via our online platform you will discover gems available through diamond stock exchanges of the world.