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

  • US 8,706,513 B2
  • Filed: 06/28/2012
  • Issued: 04/22/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A fungible basket of investment grade gems for use in conjunction with financial instruments comprising:

  • a plurality of gems having similar gemological characteristics within a range of predetermined criteria and similar optical characteristics within a range of predetermined criteria;

    said plurality of gems further being selected from predetermined range of weight classifications, such that each gem within a predetermined weight classification has an equivalent monetary value, the equivalent monetary value being determined by a computer in response to input of the gemological characteristics and optical characteristics, wherein each fungible basket has an equivalent monetary value with other fungible baskets.

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