A Journey from the Center of the Earth

15 January 2019 / Blog

What is the Process in Which Diamonds Made?

A diamond makes an amazing journey to become a ring, necklace, or other piece of jewelry. Here’s a quick rundown of the process:

  • Diamonds formed deep below the surface of the earth under extreme heat and intense pressure.
  • Those diamonds are then either mined from the earth or collected in riverbeds.
  • Diamonds must then be sorted–there is a big difference between industrial-grade diamonds(which make up the majority,) and rare gem-quality diamonds.
  • In order to bring out the natural beauty of diamonds, they must be cut. This is a meticulous and precise process that can sometimes take at least a year.
  • Diamonds are then sent to be graded and certified in a lab.
  • Finally, diamonds are ready for the dealer and for customers to purchase them.

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How Rare is a Diamond?

Diamonds have a reputation for being extremely rare. The truth is that diamonds are actually not that rare at all. They are simple difficult to find and extract. Diamonds are made from carbon, which is one of the most common minerals in the universe, hydrogen, helium and oxygen. In our solar system, diamonds are not in plain sight, but they are very abundant. In fact, some astrophysicists think that there are entire oceans made out of diamonds on planets like Neptune and Uranus. More questions about diamonds?

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