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Two Princess cut yellow cremation diamonds with the logo of heart in diamond, one round cut cremation diamond in the background

How Big Do Diamonds Get?

20 March 2019

How Big Do Diamonds Get? The largest cut fine-quality diamond ever to be found on earth– a gem known as the Star of Africa I, weighs in at a whopping 530 carats! Other very big diamonds are: the millenium star diamond with 777 carats, the sergio diamond with 3167 carats and the star of sierra […]


2 white round cut diamonds shown from 2 different angles with the heart in diamond logo

Are Diamonds Just For Jewelry?

20 March 2019

Are Diamonds Just For Jewelry? No, 80% of diamonds is used for industrial applications. They are mainly used in cutting and grinding tools and as a conductive tool, as a drill or an abrasive. Most diamonds mined are not used for jewelry since most diamonds are naturally either far too small or too full of […]


What Makes A Diamond A Diamond?

What Makes A Diamond A Diamond?

20 March 2019

What Makes a Diamond a Diamond? There are two specific things that make a diamond different from all other precious and semi-precious rocks: the material it is made up of, and the arrangement of its atoms (which translates hardness). There are many types of gemstones in the world, of varying materials, colors and grades, but […]


Two brilliant round orange cut diamonds and a white one

Diamonds and Colors

20 March 2019

How Do Diamonds Get Their Colors? You may be surprised to know that diamonds have color due to their chemical impurities. Whereas the purest diamonds, ones made of solely carbon, are entirely transparent, the color of a non-transparent diamond is determined by which elements have laced themselves between the diamond’s carbon atoms. However, while entirely […]


Princess cut diamonds in yellow. Two princess cut diamonds and 1 brilliant round cut diamond

How Diamonds Are Cut

15 March 2019

What are the Different Diamond Cuts? The most popular diamond cuts are: round, brilliant, princess, square and emerald. It’s important to know that not all diamonds can be cut into any cut. There are a great number of otner different types of diamond cuts, there a few very specific types are used most often by […]


How Precious Is My Diamond?

How Precious Is My Diamond?

15 March 2019

How Precious is My Diamond? Less than 20% of all diamonds mined are considered gem-quality. This means that as rare as diamonds are, only a portion are presented. Additionally, only 2% of all gem-quality diamonds are entirely flawless. It is easy to tell just from the way it glimmers that a diamond is one of […]


Heart cut diamond in red with the heart in diamond logo

Where in the World Do Diamonds Come From?

15 March 2019

Where Do Diamonds Come From? Canada and Russia are two countries that are leaders in diamond production, due to the discovery of diamond sources within their borders. Additionally, Australia now produces the most diamonds in terms of mass out of any country. Many people think of the ancient diamond trade of central and southern Asia, […]


The Diamond Cutting Process

The Diamond Cutting Process

15 March 2019

What is the Process of Cutting Diamonds? Diamond cutting gives diamonds its different shapes and numbers of surfaces, and this gives it its glimmer. When a diamond is first found near the surface of the earth, it generally does not look much like what we imagine a diamond looks like. In fact, most diamonds found […]


Large Asscher cut diamond

Diamonds around the World: Kimberley

13 March 2019

What is the Kimberley Mining Site? The South African city Kimberley is home to the world’s largest diamond mining site. Kimberley was nicknamed “the city that sparkles” because of its importance in the diamond industry– and declared a tentative UNESCO world heritage site in 2004 because of its stunning hand-dug open-air diamond mine. Kimberley also […]


Eureka!

13 March 2019

What are Some Diamonds Found Unexpectedly? The most notable diamonds ever found unexpectedly are: the Uncle Sam Diamond and the Eureka Diamond. One day in 1866, a 15 year old shepherd boy named Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs made one of the most important diamond discoveries in the entire history of South Africa, but he didn’t know […]


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