What makes natural diamonds so special?
Diamonds are a beautiful natural occurrence, and one of the things that make them so amazing is the history and uniqueness each of them have. The Diamond is a very versatile gemstone that can be cut in a huge variety of ways and used to create a wonderful range of jewellery each having a beautiful personality. But what do we know about them and how truly incredible they are?
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What is the value of a natural diamond?
The value of a natural diamond weighs heavily on the 4C’s that the diamond is graded with, As a general rule, all diamonds above are H colour, VS2 clarity, and an ideal cut are recommended to be the best value. The value of a diamond doesn’t decrease over time adding to its historical value and great benefit for investment.
Diamonds also offer a beautiful emotional attachment; they are a piece of earth’s history. They can be treasured for such a long time, and they are known to be the toughest gemstone on planet earth and gifting them one will help you signify your unbreakable fidelity of love towards them, as well as a symbol of faithfulness, purity, and innocence. They have been regarded over the centuries as a love-bearing gemstone which are dependable in its virtues when received as a gift.
What natural diamonds are better?
Natural diamonds have proven to retain their value over time and can even multiply in value, depending on their source, or if they are high quality, or even a fancy-coloured diamond. They are seen as one of the world’s most precious treasures.
Close up of a natural diamond
A natural diamond will hold its value better than a lab grown diamond because there is a finite supply. The law of supply and demand maintain that as demand increases, especially when there is limited supply, the value goes up. The beauty behind a natural diamond can add so much emotional value too they are carried through generations and are heirlooms for families to enjoy forever.
How natural diamonds are formed? –
Diamonds have an amazing natural journey; they were born millions of years ago deep in the soil. Diamonds have been one of nature’s most beautiful and one-of-a-kind presents since the beginning of time. Every diamond, like a snowflake; no two are the same, has a natural pattern that tells a unique story.
In short, diamond creation occurs when carbon stores deep beneath the earth between 90 to 125 miles below the surface and are exposed to extreme temperature and pressure. Some stones form quicker than others from a matter of days or months, while others take millions of years to form. The hue of coloured diamonds is created by other elements interacting during the diamond’s creation. Which also means, determining the exact age of a diamond is nearly impossible, however inclusions within the stone itself of specific minerals help geologists establish a rough date.
However, the majority of natural diamonds are millions, or even billions, of years old. Moreover, diamond growth is not usually a constant process. A change in temperature or pressure might pause or stop the formation of a rough diamond. The gemstone could then wait hundreds, if not
millions, of years for the atmosphere to be conducive to continuing growth.
What is the difference between natural and Lab grown?
Synthetic diamonds are those which have been grown in a highly controlled laboratory. The lab mimics the conditions under which diamonds naturally develop when they are formed in the Earth’s mantle. Although the origins are not as glamorous as the natural versions, they contain the same characteristics. The only differences between a natural diamond and a synthetic one is the history behind the process in which they are made.
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