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Jacques Voorhees is a serial entrepreneur in the field of online diamond industry 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 today facilitates millions of dollars a day in diamond transactions.

After Polygon was acquired by  Mediagrif Technologies, Jacques founded Verichannel, a jewelry industry search engine platform used by Forevermark  (De Beers), and other diamond and jewelry suppliers.

In 2015 he created the Museum of Named Diamonds, an online gallery of famous diamonds which allows consumers to name and officially register their own personal diamonds. MoND was recognized as the official registry of named diamonds in the world, by the World Federation of Diamonds Bourses.

His business endeavors have allowed him to travel globally, and he has 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

In a prior life, he served briefly 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.)

Jacques is married, has three children, and lives in Keystone, Colorado.