Where to get Os?

Where to get Os?

Certified osmium is available all over the world only at selected Partners, which deliver osmium exclusively with a certificate of authenticity issued by the Osmium-Institut zur Inverkehrbringung und Zertifizierung von Osmium GmbH in Germany. Each certificate for each osmium piece is associated with an eight-digit letter numeric code.

Osmium is distributed and used in the jewellery market exclusively in its crystalline form.

The authenticity of osmium can also be confirmed by a photographic archive of crystal structures. Before you buy Osmium, check out www.osmium-institute.com.


Becoming a Partner

In order to become a partner, please apply at www.osmium-onboarding.com.

Jewellers, diamond traders, precious metals traders, finance companies and even private individuals can become a Partner, provided they have the necessary qualifications.

At www.osmium-academy.com you can obtain all required knowledge by attending a virtual training.

Spot price

The price of osmium is determined and published in a fixing in Switzerland. The data can be found at www.osmium-preis.com.

The price varies with the existing stocks in the crystallization operation and the lead times in crystallization. The storage of osmium is only possible to a limited extent, since the quantities for crystallization are even lower than the occurrence of osmium itself.

The price is not a market price like silver or gold but a so-called spot price.

Prices in resale or private market may vary.

Osmium is sold plus VAT depending on state or state legislation. Qualified companies with a VAT ID number can trade tax-free. After a very short holding period, which each country determines independently for precious metals and strategic metals or art, osmium can be sold tax-free in private trade.

Proof of purchase and authenticity should be provided at the time of sale. For this reason, the supplied authenticity documents and above all the OIC (Osmium Identification Code) must always be handed over together with the osmium. For a private purchase, the code is entered on the Internet at www.osmium-institute.com and the high-resolution image of the corresponding piece can be compared with the real piece at hand. This comparison is possible with the bare eye and always unambiguous.

When osmium is stored, however, these papers should be separated from the physical osmium in order to make work more difficult for thieves and to keep proof of possession. A new certificate can either be issued by an Osmium-Institute or simply printed out on the Internet.

Osmium can be stored, but most investors tend to keep osmium within their own four walls to have access to it.

The easiest to resell are osmium diamonds and osmium stars, which can be sold independently by a private osmium owner to affiliated jewellers.

In Germany, retailers and distributors no longer have a buy-back or take-back obligation after two weeks (the deadlines for a buy-back or take-back obligation may vary in other countries and/or states or no longer exist at all). Therefore, the most sensible way is to sell through jewelers.

Osmium-Institute to introduce and certify Osmium

The introduction of osmium is carried out by the Osmium-Institut zur Inverkehrbringung und Zertifizierung von Osmium GmbH. To guarantee the authenticity of each piece, the institute has been instructed by the crystallisation company to take care of this critical task.

The certification of osmium is essential when reselling on the market. Jewellers will only accept certified osmium.

Should uncertified osmium be offered, it could be stolen property or arise to attempted counterfeiting or fraud. In contrast to gold and silver, osmium cannot be counterfeited and can be identified unambiguously with a certificate.

Should osmium be sold privately, it is necessary for own safety to transfer and reissue the certificate to the new owner. This process is relatively inexpensive and can be ordered directly from the Osmium-Institut zur Inverkehrbringung und Zertifizierung von Osmium GmbH. Alternatively, the Osmium Identification Code is passed on upon the sale.

International Partners

Osmium retailers and jewellers can be found all over the world. As soon as a jeweller is certified, he can be registered on this page.

Here you will soon find the registered international retailers of Osmium:

Internet shipping

Osmium can be purchased from registered retail sellers or wholesalers, as well as through the website www.buy-osmium.com.

Crystallised osmium should only be purchased from other sources if it is certified and the certificate has been validated by the Osmium Institut zur Inverkehrbringung und Zertifizierung von Osmium GmbH.

Following payment, a national institute will introduce the osmium into the destination country, manage customs clearance and arrange for shipping to the customer via courier. Intermediary sales Partners may transfer shipping and insurance to the customer.


Osmium is a metal which cannot be counterfeited.

The crystal structure can be identified approx. 10,000 times more securely than a fingerprint.

Osmium cannot be forged by using a core of a different metal because the density of this metal would be smaller than the density of osmium.

Osmium can only be crystallised by one single company worldwide, which has developed the process over a 40-year period of research and development. Covering the entire process requires approx. 160 steps during a period of three months. Therefore, the crystallisation cannot be bypassed.

In its non-crystalline form, osmium is a hazardous substance and is clearly recognisable as black coloured osmium sponge.


Osmium-Institut zur Inverkehrbringung und Zertifizierung von Osmium GmbH

Am Mösl 41
82418 Murnau am Staffelsee

Phone: 49 89 744 88 88 88

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