Why is Diamond Special?
Anything extremely rare is also precious. Natural diamonds are special because of how rare they are. Diamonds, formed billions of years ago, are rare. Only a few survive the hazardous journey from the depths of the earth to reach the earth’s surface.
Indeed, you may be surprised to learn that even though diamond production has increased in recent years; it is estimated that as few as 350 tons have been mined in recorded history. Of the diamonds mined today, only about 50% are judged to be of gem quality. Even fewer are large enough to be cut into diamonds any bigger than the head of a match.
To recover the relatively small amount of both gem quality and industrial diamonds is not easy. Even with today’s technology. Approximately 250 tons of ore must be mined and processed on average in order to produce a one-carat polished diamond of gem quality.
Before a diamond reaches a woman’s hand, it will probably touch at least four continents and the lives of hundreds of people. The expertise of many skilled and experienced craftsmen is necessary in the complicated process of extracting and finishing a diamond.
Furthermore once a diamond goes through this process not one is exactly the same. Like Snowflakes, a diamond can never be an exact replica of another. Always unique, never repeatable. Since each diamond has its own individual characteristics that make it completely unique in its own right. These slight differences between each stone mixed with the rarity of gem quality stones available make every diamond special.
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