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Osmium

Osmium is the eighth and last precious metal with atomic number 76. The crystalline form of osmium, also referred to as "osmium" on this website, has only become available in 2013. Crystalline osmium is chemically inert (not chemically reactive), non-hazardous and features amazing physical properties. 

Due to its extraordinary rarity and high value density, crystalline osmium is used almost exclusively in the manufacture of premium jewellery and timepieces, and as a store of value.

Crystalline osmium has recently attracted significant interest in these industries with global demand growing steadily.

 

Affiliations

We are affiliated with the Osmium-Institut zur Inverkehrbringung und Zertifizierung für Osmium GmbH (Osmium-Institute Germany) with headquarters in Germany, which is the global governing body to safeguard a standardised and secure trade of crystalline osmium, including:

  • Authentication and issuing of certificates for every single piece of osmium
  • Placing osmium on the market (worldwide)
  • Operating and maintaining the global osmium database which documents all pieces of crystalline osmium that have ever been placed on the market
  • Providing online training for becoming a Certified Partner

For further information, please refer to the website of the Osmium-Institute Germany on www.osmium-institute.com.

 

Who we are

We, the Osmium-Institute Australia to Introduce and Certify Osmium Pty Ltd (Osmium-Institute Australia) are the central institution in Australia to coordinate the supply of crystalline certified osmium for domestic markets.

Acting in this capacity, we are your first point of contact if you intend to import or buy crystalline osmium to Australia or for any related questions you may have. 

 

Our tasks

Our main tasks can be summarised as follows:

  • Provide assistance and information about crystalline osmium to all relevant stakeholders, including Australian government institutions, regulators, industry associations and businesses
     
  • Raise general awareness about osmium properties, applications and market mechanisms 
     
  • Facilitate structured market formation and growth
     
  • Liaise with customs in relation to clearing osmium after import to Australia and provide the documentation required for clearing the goods
     
  • Introduce crystalline certified osmium to Australia (importing and selling to wholesale and retail customers in Australia)

Osmium-Institute Australia to Introduce and Certify Osmium Pty Ltd

PO Box 1043, Edgecliff NSW 2027
Australia

T: +61 2 8091 8076
australia@osmium-institute.com
www.osmium-institute.com.au

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