About Diamonds > Nature’s Hidden Beauty

Three billion years ago, in the depths of the earth, incredibly high pressure and extraordinary temperatures combined to form crystals of diamond from pure carbon. They remained hidden for over two billion years, until ancient volcanic eruptions brought them to the surface.

This means that every diamond is as old as our planet. Even before the dinosaurs walked the earth your diamond was awaiting the day it would be discovered. Today, diamonds are mined across the world. The biggest producers are Australia, Botswana, Canada and Russia.

To extract each carat of rough diamond about 70 cubic metres or 100 tons of ore is processed. Even when visible, in its natural state a diamond looks little more than a glistening pebble; its inner qualities waiting to be revealed, when an expert hand cuts and polishes the stone.

About Diamonds > Nature’s Hidden Beauty

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