Jacques Voorhees is a serial entrepreneur in the field of online diamond marketing. Voorhees created the first business-to-business trading platform for diamonds (www.polygon.net) over a decade before the invention of the Web, and which facilitates millions of dollars a day in diamond transactions.
After Polygon was acquired by Mediagrif Technologies, Jacques founded Verichannel, a company that builds diamond trading platforms for private groups. Customers have included American Gem Society, Independent Jewelers Organization, and Forevermark (De Beers).
In 2015 he created the Museum of Diamonds, an online gallery of famous diamonds which allows consumers to name and officially register their own personal diamonds. MoD was recognized as the official registry of named diamonds in the world, by the World Federation of Diamonds Bourses.
In 2020 he launched Icecap, a company that tokenizes diamonds using NFT (non-fungible token) technology, and sells them to investors seeking to diversify their hard asset portfolios.
His business endeavors have allowed him to travel globally, and he’s been a frequent speaker at jewelry industry events, on six continents. To date he has visited 87 countries, and written travel stories about many of them–published on this site.
In a prior life, he served as a yacht builder, a press secretary for a U.S. Senate campaign, and as an executive pilot. (He holds a Commercial Pilot License with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings.) He was formerly a ski instructor, and is an avid sailor, scuba diver, mountain biker, and white-water canoeist.
He is an active blogger on Facebook, and publishes blogposts frequently as a Libertarian, on politics and other current events. His primary blog interests involve energy, economics, health care, the environment, and global warming. (He’s a world-class skeptic.)
In 2020 he published his first novel, Chrysalis which is science fiction/time-travel genre. He’s currently editing his latest work, Angel of Death, a present day action/adventure trilogy. It will be published in early 2021.
Jacques is married, has three children, and lives in Keystone, Colorado.