Risk Notice: This webpage is a promotional communication. For professional investors only. Please note, the intricacies of the gemstone market and other external influences introduce a level of uncertainty, making it crucial for investors to carefully analyse and assess these factors before making investment decisions. All the advantages of the presented opportunity are also offset by considerable risks, especially risk of loss. Please note, that past, backtested or predicted performance are not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Investment Concept

Quantumrock is proud to have launched the first structured, professional investment-grade, and publicly traded gemstone investment products: Rough Gemstone I & II.

The Luxembourg-based investment structures behind Rough Gemstone I & II provide professional investors with a unique opportunity to invest in the value creation process of polishing gemstones, without the usual expenses and risks associated with acquiring unpolished stones, and with the goal of achieving substantial returns for investors in less than 24 months.

Why did Quantumrock launch Rough Gemstone I & II?

Our mission with Rough Gemstone I & II is driven by a compelling blend of factors.

Ancient Asset Class

Gemstones have perpetually captivated humanity for centuries, thanks to their enduring allure, intrinsic worth, and inherent exclusivity.

Historically Compelling Returns

Certain gemstones, particularly those with limited availability, have additionally demonstrated sustained appreciation in value.

Store of Value

Particularly, high-quality gemstones, especially those that are rare and coveted, have historically proven to be a resilient store of value, effectively serving as a potential tool against the erosive forces of inflation and volatile currency markets.

Excellent Market Outlook

The gemstone market is poised to continue its upward trajectory in the coming years, making gemstones a compelling asset for diversified portfolios.

However, entering the gemstone market as an investor has been a formidable challenge.

Challenging Market Access

Access to rare and superior-quality gemstones has been restricted and acquiring rough stones is virtually impossible for outside investors.

Capital & Expertise Required

Also, participation in the gemstone market necessitates substantial capital and a well-established network.

Quality-Related Risks

While gemstones present an appealing investment opportunity, they demand profound expertise in gemology and the market to mitigate quality-related risks and render them suitable for professional investors.

Lack of Investment Options

Until now, there has been a notable absence of investment products that successfully surmount the entry barriers and make gemstones an accessible and investable asset class.

Quantumrock is making this opportunity investable for the first time.

First Listed Professional Gemstone Investment Products

Professional investors can participate in Rough Gemstone I & II through our Luxembourg-issued Secured Certificates.

The securities are listed on the Euro MTF Market of the Luxembourg stock exchange making them the first listed professional gemstone investment product. Alternatively, eligible investors can subscribe to the Certificates through a private placement directly.

The Market for Polished Gemstones

The polished gemstone market continues its exciting trajectory of rapid expansion, projected to achieve an impressive compound annual growth rate of 5.6% from 2023 to 2033. This growth rate outpaces the already remarkable 4.1% recorded between 2018 and 2022, and as a result, the market is anticipated to reach a substantial size of $56 billion in 2033.

5.6%

CAGR 2023-2033

4.1%

CAGR 2018-2022

$56 bn

Market Size by 2033

Source: “Gemstone Market Outlook”, Future Market Insights, February 2023.

Our exceptional stock of gemstones consists of highly sought-after gemstone types, namely Alexandrite, Emerald, Paraíba Tourmaline and Aquamarine. These gems are renowned for their exquisite beauty and rarity, making them some of the most coveted gemstones in the market.

Alexandrite

Alexandrite, an exceedingly rare and captivating gemstone, enthrals with its extraordinary colour-changing properties, displaying a vibrant green hue in natural daylight and transforming into a rich red under incandescent light.

Its scarcity and unique optical phenomenon make it highly treasured by collectors and gemstone enthusiasts, presenting a compelling investment opportunity.

Emerald

Emerald, renowned for its intense and vibrant green colour, exudes an air of luxury and elegance. Emeralds symbolise the exquisite beauty of nature and have adorned the jewellery of royalty and the elite for centuries.

With its rich history and timeless appeal, Emerald continues to captivate people around the world. Its rarity and enduring popularity contribute to its investment value, making it a highly desirable gemstone for investors seeking both beauty and potential returns.

Aquamarine

Rough Gemstone II proudly showcases Aquamarine as one of the two gemstone types in its portfolio. This enchanting gem captivates with its ocean-like hues, reminiscent of tranquil, crystal-clear waters. Aquamarine’s inclusion in the Rough Gemstone II portfolio reflects its burgeoning appeal. Known for its unique color spectrum, exceptional durability, and increasing demand in the global jewelry market, Aquamarine stands out as a coveted asset.

Paraíba Tourmaline

The exquisite Paraíba Tourmaline, a distinctive elbaite tourmaline variant, completes the portfolio of Rough Gemstone II. Discovered in 1989 in Brazil’s Paraíba state, this gemstone is celebrated for its rare and vibrant blue to green shades.

The strategic addition of Paraíba Tourmaline to the Rough Gemstone II portfolio by quantumrock underscores the gemstone’s lasting value and allure. Since their discovery, Paraíba Tourmalines have shown a consistent rise in value, attributed to their geological scarcity and the intensive mining process required to unearth them. Their limited availability sharply contrasts with the escalating demand, making them particularly compelling assets.

Alexandrite

Alexandrite, an exceedingly rare and captivating gemstone, enthrals with its extraordinary colour-changing properties, displaying a vibrant green hue in natural daylight and transforming into a rich red under incandescent light. Its scarcity and unique optical phenomenon make it highly treasured by collectors and gemstone enthusiasts, presenting a compelling investment opportunity.

Emerald

Emerald, renowned for its intense and vibrant green colour, exudes an air of luxury and elegance. Emeralds symbolise the exquisite beauty of nature and have adorned the jewellery of royalty and the elite for centuries. With its rich history and timeless appeal, Emerald continues to captivate people around the world. Its rarity and enduring popularity contribute to its investment value, making it a highly desirable gemstone for investors seeking both beauty and potential returns.

Aquamarine

Rough Gemstone II proudly showcases Aquamarine as one of the two gemstone types in its portfolio. This enchanting gem captivates with its ocean-like hues, reminiscent of tranquil, crystal-clear waters. Aquamarine’s inclusion in the Rough Gemstone II portfolio reflects its burgeoning appeal. Known for its unique color spectrum, exceptional durability, and increasing demand in the global jewelry market, Aquamarine stands out as a coveted asset.

Paraíba Tourmaline

The exquisite Paraíba Tourmaline, a distinctive elbaite tourmaline variant, completes the portfolio of Rough Gemstone II. Discovered in 1989 in Brazil’s Paraíba state, this gemstone is celebrated for its rare and vibrant blue to green shades.

The strategic addition of Paraíba Tourmaline to the Rough Gemstone II portfolio by quantumrock underscores the gemstone’s lasting value and allure. Since their discovery, Paraíba Tourmalines have shown a consistent rise in value, attributed to their geological scarcity and the intensive mining process required to unearth them. Their limited availability sharply contrasts with the escalating demand, making them particularly compelling assets.

The market for coloured gemstones typically exhibits a favourable long-term trajectory, driven by their high desirability which can be attributed to several key factors:

1. Rarity

Coloured gemstones, by nature, are generally scarcer than diamonds, enhancing their allure to collectors and enthusiasts.

2. Sustainability

In an era where sustainability holds increasing importance, natural gemstones represent a more eco-conscious choice when compared to their synthetic counterparts. Moreover, their extraction processes tend to be more environmentally sustainable than those associated with diamonds, further bolstering their appeal.

3. Emerging Market Demand

The growing economic strength of emerging markets has spurred heightened demand for jewellery, including coloured gemstones, expanding the market’s scope.

4. Investment Potential

Coloured gemstones have caught the eye of investors seeking alternative asset classes, contributing to market stability.

5. Premium Prices

Of particular note is also the current trend of major luxury conglomerates willing to pay premium prices for coloured gemstones due to their access to a substantial buyer base. Factors such as global market reach, advanced technical and creative capabilities, price stability, and a rising number of high-net-worth individuals support this approach, at least in the short term.

Rough Gemstone I & II's Stock of Rough Gemstones

High security storage facility

Gemstone Value Creation Process

The gemstone market exhibits outstanding potential for investors. Especially the value creation process from rough to polished gemstones which are sold at wholesale prices is highly compelling.

The process of polishing rough gemstones can unlock significant value multiples. According to experts the increase in value ranges between two and five times the worth of the unpolished gemstones depending on the pricing level.

Rough Gemstone I focuses on selling the polished gemstones at wholesale prices to ensure predictability and timely liquidation of the entire stock.

Wholesale prices can be estimated relatively accurately using industry-standard pricing guides like GemGuide, a bi-monthly publication by Gem world International used since the 1980s for valuations of gemstones in over 40 countries.

Important Disclaimer: Please be aware that the value of a polished gemstone is influenced by several key factors, such as its rarity, colour, clarity, cut, carat weight, origin, and market demand. Consequently, the value multiple estimations shown on this slide are based on expert experience, and the actual results may vary significantly. The projected increase in value is determined by two main factors: 1. the composition, qualities, and sizes of the structure’s stones and 2. the initial value of the rough gemstones.

Net Return Target p.a. of Rough Gemstone I & II Secured Certificates

The investment opportunity of Rough Gemstone I & II targets highly compelling returns for investors.

Net Return Depend On:

1.

Value multiple achievable from sale of polished gemstones

2.

Time required until final sale of polished gemstones

3.

Total cost of polishing gemstones (deviations expected to be low)

4.

Unpredictable fees and costs (expected to be low)

In the wholesale market, the sales multiples for polished gemstones typically range from 2.2 to 3.2 times the value of rough gemstones.

Assuming an allocation of 50 million dollars in cash investments to Rough Gemstone I & II, the target net return range per year is 23 – 50% similar to private equity offerings.

Given the targeted duration for Rough Gemstone I & II of 24 months, this results in a total net return target range of 46 – 100%.

Important Disclaimer: All values presented on this slide are based on predictions, and the final results may vary. The value of a polished gemstone is influenced by numerous key factors, including its rarity, colour, clarity, cut, carat weight, origin, market demand, and market price fluctuations. It is crucial to note that the estimations displayed here are derived from expert experience, but the actual results may vary significantly. Additionally, any net return indications provided do not account for investor-specific deductions, such as taxes due. Therefore, we strongly advise considering these factors before making any investment decisions based on this information.

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