The origin of Diamonds
29 December 2015 / Blog
India was the only source of diamonds for over one thousand years. In 1725 major deposits were found in Brazil, and in the nineteenth century some of the largest and most valuable deposits in the world were discovered in South Africa. Today, however, it is a common fallacy to think that all diamonds come from South Africa. While half of all diamonds do come from Central and Southern Africa, significant deposits have been discovered in Russia, Canada, Brazil, India, and Australia. Geologically, diamonds are most often found in areas where “volcanic pipes” have brought them up from deep under the earth’s surface where they formed.