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Facts about osmium
Why you should buy osmium: Osmium is the rarest precious metal in the world and belongs to the platinum metals. Steadily rising osmium prices are due to its rarity and the complex production process. It is extracted as an alloyed metal with platinum or nickel and is mined in South Africa, Canada, Australia and Kazakhstan. Only 30 grams of osmium are contained in 10,000 tons of platinum ore. There are no other mining options.
The total worldwide deposit is estimated to be a mineable 1 m³. 17 m³ are estimated to be in the earth’s crust. The annual production amounts to approx. 1,200 kg. Only since 2013 has it been possible to crystallize the toxic osmium in a complex laboratory process and market it as a non-toxic precious metal in the form of bars, discs, squares, diamonds and stars. In comparison, gold is 1,500 times more common and not all gold deposits have been explored.
As the densest of all non-radioactive elements and chemical compounds on earth, osmium cannot be falsified. With a compression modulus of 462 GPa, it is more difficult to compress than diamonds. Osmium has the highest abrasion resistance and is an excellent gamma ray shield. Its use at low temperatures as a very effective superconductor is also interesting.
The incomparable brilliance of crystalline osmium surpasses that of diamonds many times over, as the incident light is reflected unbroken on the crystal surface. Before you buy osmium, you should familiarize yourself with the positive properties listed below.
The raw osmium to be crystallized is obtained exclusively from certified mines. Speculators or private individuals are not allowed to buy, as the toxic raw osmium may not be sold to private individuals. After the crystallization process, osmium is very hard and has a bluish-white sheen. It consists of a crystal structure that has the hexagonally densest sphere packing.
Osmium vs. diamonds
Diamonds can catch fire at a temperature of 800 °C and turn into worthless graphite when they burn. As a reminder: A candle reaches a temperature of up to 1,400 °C at its hottest point above the visible flame. Osmium is not substitutable! This is simply due to the fact that it is the densest of all stable elements and chemical compounds on earth.
There is no way to produce crystalline osmium artificially. Each individual piece of osmium has a unique crystal structure that is not found in diamonds. Diamonds are increasingly being produced artificially. The production processes have been known for a long time and are already being used industrially. The raw material for a single carat is only a few euros. Synthetic diamonds can be produced in every conceivable quality and cannot be distinguished from real diamonds without modern testing equipment. This inevitably leads to the market for diamonds becoming less and less interesting for investors due to falling prices.
With a diameter of 5 cm to 12.5 cm, the osmium disk is the largest flat form in which osmium can be crystallized. The rectangular flat ingots are crystallized in different area sizes, which is why they also have different weights. Osmium bars are available from approx. 10 mm x 8 mm up to a size of 40 mm x 25 mm. The coin disk with a diameter of 1.8 cm is the smallest osmium disk. There are almost no differences in weight and thickness. Disks, bars and squares have the best price/performance ratio, as they do not have an additional cost for the labor-intensive and complex cutting process. Therefore, the prices for bars, disks and squares are favorable.
Like gold or silver bars, the split bars can be broken into individual pieces for further processing into jewelry or for sale. The pieces can be recertified at any time. The diamonds (3 mm – 9 mm diameter), squares (2 mm – 9 mm side length) and triangles (3 mm – 6 mm side length) can be easily and effortlessly processed as jewelry, as these shapes are easy to set. The letters, numbers and symbols are often used to make pendants or inlays. You can buy osmium directly from the Osmium Institute via the product links.
As a private individual and as a processing company, you can have osmium grown and shaped in 2D or 3D.
As long as the desired shapes are not too delicate, 3D objects can be crystallized onto carbon bodies at any time according to your ideas. It is easier with 2D objects that are cut out of flat bars in the desired shape.
If you would like to order a mold, please enter your requirements in the following fields. The local Osmium Institute will contact you to discuss the order. If you would like to order a mold according to your own ideas, please send us an e-mail with your specifications. We will contact you immediately to discuss the next steps.
However, we would like to point out that the costs for the custom-made products mentioned above must be paid in full in advance. In the wire EDM process, the costs for cutting the osmium object are reduced, depending on the number of pieces ordered.
Investors are advised to buy osmium bars or osmium disks. This is because these are the most flexible starting products for further processing. A disk can be exchanged for several bars of the same weight and vice versa at any time via the Osmium Institute. There are no costs for this. The diamonds, stars, squares and triangles are mainly used for further processing by jewelers and goldsmiths. Letters, numbers and symbols can be used to create a very individual gift.
The price of the object is based on its weight and the daily spot price. After ordering in the store, the goods must be paid for in advance. You can also buy osmium with Bitcoin or Ethereum. After receipt of payment, the goods will be shipped fully insured. The Osmium Box is the first choice for investments over €10,000. If a fixed investment amount is specified, the corresponding properties are compiled, which then approximate the amount. As this is by nature never possible to be exact, you always get a little more osmium when you buy osmium.
The osmium prices are updated daily in US dollars, Swiss francs and euros. Every customer can check the value of the product online using the Osmium Identification Code check tool. The OIC Checker works as follows: first the certificate is displayed after entering the OIC. So you always have it to hand. The OIC Checker also contains the origin, weight and dimensions as well as high-resolution graphics. The current net price of the osmium product is also displayed.
But important: the price quoted is a spot price, which is calculated on the basis of the supply of raw osmium, the harvest rate and many other factors. When selling, a price can be achieved that is higher or lower depending on supply and demand. Interested investors are increasingly buying osmium from countries where the precious metal was previously relatively unknown. The more customers buy osmium, the more this will be reflected in rising prices.
What factors influence osmium prices?
Prices are influenced by various factors. The most important of these include:
The listing is likely to be accompanied by increased demand. Osmium has been listed on the TM2 commodity exchange since 2021. In contrast to the European market, osmium is still largely unknown in China and the USA. The introduction in these two countries should ensure a further price rally in the future. All in all, the listing will create a new and bright future for osmium.
As crystalline osmium has only been available since 2015, the price trend can only be tracked over a relatively short period of time. However, osmium can be compared quite well with rhodium, which has also only been traded for a relatively short time and was priced at €800 when it was launched on the market. In the period from 2017 to 2022, the price of rhodium increased sixteen-fold.
Insiders would not be surprised if the situation with osmium were similar. Buying osmium is particularly recommended when the price makes a setback of 4 % – 5 %. In almost all cases, this is due to the fact that newly manufactured osmium products are entered into the system in large quantities and the algorithm redetermines the price. These price falls only last a few days before the original price is reached again.
Osmium vs. gold
Investors consider gold to be crisis-proof and always like to include it in their portfolios. Osmium has the advantage over gold of being forgery-proof. One gram of osmium is roughly equivalent to the price of an ounce of gold and takes up much less space in storage. Unlike gold, osmium is not traded on commodity futures exchanges and is therefore not subject to high volatility.
Certainly much to the chagrin of day traders who want to book their profits with rising or falling prices. Although the price of gold has risen steadily in recent years, it has often followed a course that was no longer comprehensible to many experts. Osmium, on the other hand, offers an extremely lucrative investment opportunity due to its security features and the predicted production volumes, which are set to run out soon. Investors even have the opportunity to buy osmium with their gold.
However, selling osmium is not quite as easy as buying gold. But with the support of around 1,000 dealers in over 30 countries, this should not be a problem. In 2021, the Osmium Institute launched the Osmium Marketplace for buying and selling osmium. Private individuals can sell to private individuals there. The prerequisite is that both seller and buyer have an OIC to log in there.
Note: The figures shown for osmium are in EUR, those for gold and silver are in US dollars and those for the German share index are in points. This chart helps you to decide why you should buy osmium.
The surface structure of osmium is unique. No two pieces are the same and it is 10,000 times more unique than a human fingerprint, but the actual number is many times higher. In addition, a certificate ensures identification and simplifies the resale of the precious metal.
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