Where Do Diamonds Come From?

26 April 2016 / Blog

Historically, diamonds have come from many places. The first diamonds ever to be excavated by humans came from ancient India. The Indians, like many ancient cultures contemporary to and after them, revered diamonds and believed them to be sacred. India became and remained a hub of diamond mining from early history until recently, when most of the country’s resources became depleted. It has since been replaced by numerous sites throughout the world, in places such as Brazil, Russia, and Australia. As global demand for diamonds has risen, so have the number of diamond mines across the globe. Today, most of the world’s diamonds come from mines in sub-Saharan Africa.

Large image of emerald cut orange diamond made from human ashes

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