The People’s SCE, a decentrally governed organization (DGO) powering applications built upon the eCredits Blockchain, has announced that gemstone trading market leader, The Natural Gem, will tokenize its €5 million Royal Portfolio on its eCredits blockchain. This effort will also see the Habsburg Gemstone Token, developed in collaboration with Habsburg Fine Arts and 100% backed by real, untreated, color gemstones, available on the eCredits Wallet.
The Director of Habsburg Fine Arts, HIRH Sandor Habsburg-Lothringen, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “By merging the world’s oldest tangible asset with one of the most modern investment instruments, we bring the gemstone onto the blockchain and into the 21st century, thus creating portfolio diversification with assured, continuous transparency, and flexibility.”
The Natural Gem’s Royal Portfolio includes emerald (€274,000) and ruby (€815,000) necklaces and a Kashmir sapphire (€1 million), with its remainder consisting of several other precious gemstones. The mechanics behind this unique investment opportunity are simple, as investment in the Royal Portfolio can be made through the Habsburg Gemstone Token via the blockchain.
The Royal Portfolio is periodically revalued by court experts, and as its value increases, the sale price in EUR rises while the Habsburg Gemstone Token (GEM) price remains constant, leading to a steady rise in the intrinsic value of GEM. The token can be purchased on the Habsburg Fine Arts trading platform and on the eCredits Wallet, providing investors with multiple avenues for acquisition.
The benefits of investing in gemstones are manifold and have been proven over thousands of years. Gemstones are small, easily transportable, and hold a high concentration of value. They have a strong history of being a reliable asset, and their beauty makes them easy to pass on from generation to generation. Moreover, they show a robust increase in value due to high demand, declining mine yields, and active auctions.
Bernhard Blaha, CEO of The People’s SCE, concluded: “We are happy to partner with The Natural Gem to bring such a beneficial investment opportunity to a wider audience. Through the power of blockchain technology and the eCredits Ecosystem, we aim to democratize gemstone investments and make this lucrative market accessible to any investor, regardless of their wealth. This project is yet another proof that blockchain is the great equalizer for people from all walks of life.”
This project is made available thanks to the cooperation of eCredits and SimplyTokenized, a software company that provides custom tokenization solutions. Simply Tokenized streamlines the token creation process, provides technical support for smart contract implementation on the blockchain, and helps companies attract investors.
About eCredits and The People’s SCE
eCredits is a decentralized, blockchain-based ecosystem empowering local businesses and democratizing finance. Designed to be “the people’s currency for daily use”, eCredits enables users, Consumers and Merchants, to make and accept everyday purchases with the ecosystem’s native cryptocurrency, eCredits (ECS).
The People’s SCE is a decentrally governed organization (DGO) that powers applications built upon the eCredits Blockchain. The People’s SCE empowers SMEs and consumers to partake in decision-making and shape its future. The governance of The People’s SCE is fully decentralized and operates on the credo “one member, one vote”, making it a fully democratic organization, owned and run by its members.
About The Natural Gem
With more than 30 years of experience in the international gemstone trade, The Natural Gem, located in Vienna’s city center, is the market leader in Central Europe. The gemstones offered by The Natural Gem are certified by leading, internationally recognized gemological (gemology = study of gemstones) laboratories. Furthermore, every gemstone comes with a value appraisal from court-sworn experts with state recognition.
The Natural Gem is the only company in the German-speaking region that deals exclusively with naturally colored gemstones. Dr. Thomas Schröck, in conjunction with The Natural Gem, aims to revitalize the beauty, significance, and utility of naturally colored gemstones on an international level, harkening back to the glorious highlights of the past.
Our services and advantages so far include:
- Over three decades of experience in international gemstone trade
- First-class, personal, and individual customer consultation
- A selection of about 5,000 gemstones in stock across all price ranges
- All gemstones are investment grade quality – untreated and natural colored
- Risk assumption by The Natural Gem
- All gemstones are certified by independent laboratories such as the GLA (Gemological Laboratory Austria) GÜBELIN, SSEF (Schweizer Stiftung Edelsteinforschung) and GRS (GemResearch Swisslab)
- Mediation of suitable insurance services
- Insured shipping
By expanding into the blockchain through the collaboration with Habsburg Fine Arts, The Natural Gem enhances its core business and offers customers the opportunity to participate in the appreciation, economic versatility, and beauty of colored gemstones through the appropriate tools of the Gemstone Digital Ecosystem.